Well I can't say I'm shocked by this, but still it's a bit disappointing. Wonder if there will be significant backlash? I suppose I'll have to sign up for the Pro account - I use flickr to share pics I take of my kids soccer games and have way more than 1000 pics already uploaded.
Is there a quick way to figure out how many photos you've uploaded to Flickr? I'm glad I didn't use it as a way to back up my photos when they offered everyone 1 tb of storage. That would have been incredibly foolish now in hindsight.
If you go to your photostream page - on the right hand side of your banner pic it will tell you how many images you have uploaded.
As far as expectations - I never expected 1 tb of free storage to last. But I think the 1000 image limit is a tad low. Then again I already paid for the "pro" account, so I guess their strategy worked on me.
exit quote: “If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.”
I'll pony up the dough, at least for a little while, unless things change drastically with the user experience.
I used Flickr only to make a link for publishing a photo on this forum.
My cloud is the Synology 212J with 2tb (now very old) drives and still working fine for the last 6 years and is installed by a friend of mine (I have his NAS here).
Last month I bought the Synology DS218+ with 2 4tb NAS drives which works exactly as Dropbox, Onedrive, Google drive Amazone etc. etc.
OK, one time € 600.-, I have a very fast 4tb cloud, I can reach with all my devices, at least the next 6 years for ALL my files, not only photo's, without sudden change surprises.
500px has also a free account possibility.
PS: I know Smugmug bought Flickr, but I'm pretty sure Flickr users should be happy about this.
Q: If you upload a picture of a cat to google, will you be surprised if you start seeing cat's food ads?
Sigma 70-200/2.8, 105/2.8
Nikon 50/1.4G, 18-200, 80-400G
1 10-30, 30-110
The main problem is that people goto Flickr because it is available to EVERYONE. If they put too many restrictions and start charging people, why bother? Usage will fall off a cliff and all the visitors that used to "see" your photo will no longer bother coming. Those folks instead would be more inclined to use another site that is free to share on like Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. This move will make smugmug/flickr money, however, it will be short-lived as users flee Flickr just as they did Webshots when it did the exact same thing Flickr is doing now. Its history (or is it stupidity?) repeating itself.
This list should bring back some memories:
Flickr's price is at least plausible, unlike the insane $400/year price Photobucket thought they could get away with. I'd like to read a long form story about what a incomprehensible screw up that decision was.