Some changes at Flickr as a revamped Pro offering is being rolled out. The effect on free site users could impact you though as Free accounts will now be for a member’s 1,000 best photos or videos, regardless of size. Recall, in April, SmugMug announced its acquisition of Flickr and made a commitment to revitalize the global photographer community.
From Flickr… Free members will still be able to participate fully in our community. Free members with more than 1,000 photos uploaded to Flickr will have until Tuesday, January 8, 2019, to upgrade to Pro or download photos over the 1,000 limit. After January 8, members over the limit will no longer be able to upload new photos to Flickr.
Flickr Pro users will now enjoy unlimited storage of photos and videos, ad-free browsing, advanced stats and a global community of more than 100 million photographers, for less than half the cost of Apple, Google or Amazon storage options.
In addition to unlimited storage, Flickr Pro also now includes:
- Ad-free browsing, letting both photographers and their visitors focus on what matters.
- Advanced stats on what photos are trending and which have performed best over the life of a user’s Flickr Pro account. The Flickr mobile app will now give Pros all the stats they know and love in-app.
- Premier product support, Flickr Pros now receive priority assistance from our new world-class support team.
- New 5K photo size optimizing images for any screen from smartphone to jumbotron.
- Increased video playback, increasing the time video playback from three minutes to ten minutes (coming early 2019).
- More partner discounts including Adobe Creative Cloud, custom portfolio sites on SmugMug, gear from Peak Design and many more.
Flickr Pro is available for $49.99 per year.
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