Well...well...well...Flickr has a new look and I must say: I like it. What are you thoughts on their new interface?
P.S. In order to get the links to a photo that you would like to share with us on PAD...you need to click on the little folder icon on the bottom right and there you will find the URL code to past in PAD.
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Thanks for the advance notice, and/or a beta link.
ok, i have to give it a chance to grow on me and Flickr was heading for irrelevancy with iphone users being their primary user. I will be the first to agree the old site needed some upgrading, but the new site is not in the direction I would have liked to see.
How to post a photo on the forum from your photostream on Flickr:
Click on photo
Click on the small box with arrow in lower right
Copy the HTML code for Medium 640
Paste this directly in your new post on PAD
but having said that, i think the changes are nice in this case.
<<As a Pro Member, your subscription remains the same. You'll enjoy unlimited space for your photos and videos, detailed stats and an ad-free experience. However, you can switch to a Free account before August 20, 2013.>>
So I think there are still perks to Pro. Whether it's worth it is up to each person, of course
@tganiats You need to click on the ellipsis in the lower right corner and then pick "View Exif info".
Also here is what they say on their
newwebsite regarding Pro Accounts:
What used to be offered with a Pro account?
Flickr Pro is no longer available for purchase, but many of the Pro-only features are now part of free Flickr accounts.
Here is what you used to get with Pro:
Unlimited photo uploads (50MB per photo)
Unlimited video uploads (90 seconds max, 500MB per video)
The ability to show HD Video
Archiving of high-resolution original images
The ability to replace a photo
Post any of your photos or videos in up to 60 group pools
View count and referrer statistics
Limitation of maximum image size available to others
Ad-free browsing and sharing
i have been with flickr 5 years and my photography has progressed hopefully from complete amateur level to a point where i have had pictures on t.v i.e BBC spring watch and autumnwatch ,pics featured in books and mags ,and one made the sunday telegraph national n/paper ,i have nearly 300 explores and all down to the old style flickr and the back up from other members who also seem to have grown at the same rate .that has all been thrown into a facebook style mish-mash without any option to leave it as is if you wanted to .
yes there was room for improvement i.e i like my pics on black but the rest of its a bloody mess .i don't really want to leave flickr as some are advocating so hopefully they will alter some of this .
as for the new structuring re-PRO account ,i have cancelled my pro and asked for a refund and gone with the free account ,apart from a odd advert i can't really see any difference ,i just did not feel that after this i could trust them with a open access to my paypal/bank account ,its to easy for them to change there charges overnight for my liking
Can you give us a link to your Flickr account?
As for the PRO account, i'll keep mine, the price stays the same and little changes really. Obviously the people with free accounts now get a much better deal. To me it looks like Flickr dont want new joiners to pay, they want them to see the ads so they can make their money that way. $50 is too much just to skip the ads really. But i can live with the fee as it is for existing Pro accounts and of course unlimited storage.
It does seem to be a little more conducive to "liking" and sharing too.
But what irritates me the most is that with the new set up when they view your sets, they can see the images large enough (5x7 equivelant on screen) that they really don't need to view them larger. These views are then not logged as view, so you really don't know what people are doing anymore. Prior to this, when I put a new set out there (regatta pictures) I could see when people had started viewing them and as it tailed off after a couple of days. I could also see which were the most popular pictures and what people found most interesting. Now all of that is lost, which was one of the biggest advantages of the Pro account.
After 7 years, I'm starting to look around at other, better options that will let me get a truer sense of how many people are viewing which images.
Edit to add:
Looking at the stats, my historical average of photo views to photostream views was 24:1. For sets it was 18:1. Looking at today the ratio is 2.5:1 for Photo/Photostram. Pretty obvious people are viewing strictly from the photostream rather than viewing the pictures individually.
And, once one realizes a lot of the options....like a cover photo...it may not be so bad. IMO it will take some getting used to.
And I now have a photo of me with Flathead Lake in the background.....near Kalispell, taken in 2008 on my last solo cross country motorcycle trip.
One of the hazards of technology is the constant desire by those like Flickr to keep it "fresh." Unfortunately that does not always mean intuitive, more functional, or more easily navigated. Perhaps the motivation is appealing to a younger generation that seems to live and breathe in 20-second sound bites, acronym filled text messages, iPhones, Facebook, and Twitter. I am not a proponent of change for change's sake, and I have yet to find substantive advantages to the new look, but I will try to keep an open mind as I get used to the new format.