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Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by Buccs2b » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:27 pm

Just went to log on to my Flickr account to find an announcement that free accounts will be limited to 1k images from 5 January 2019. After 5 February 2019, free accounts with more than 1k images will have them "actively managed" to bring the count down to 1k - starting with the oldest first.

The Pro offering will remain

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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by James Cutting » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:50 pm

Just seen this as well, which is a massive disappointment. I have over 3k in photos on there, but I don't think I can justify a massive leap to $50 a year for it!

I currently already backup my photos to OneDrive which is great, and having Amazon Prime, this allows me have unlimited storage including RAW files.

It's a shame as Flickr has a good sharing environment. Does anyone know of any other similar sites? Plus, Flickr is so much easier to use for here! 1000 isn't much.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by Knife 04 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:11 pm

There is a discount at the moment Jimmy - think I saw $2.99 per month paid annually which is $35.88 - sub £30
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by James Cutting » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:54 pm

Ah okay, that may be worth doing then for a year. Will look into that.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by Punkrunner62 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:33 pm

Have not seen anything about this when i was on Flickr earlier and i have circa 2000 images on my page.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by eagle driver » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:33 pm

I had a feeling that this would happen when it was announced earlier this year that flicker had been taken over .Money grabbing yanks !.

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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by Tooks » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:39 pm

My pro account has cost $24.95 a year for the last 3 years, is it really $50 for new customers?

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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:53 pm

Yes it is - and existing ones too. But then you could have proven that to yourself by doing what I did - going to their website to see.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by retro11 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:54 pm

Here is the announcement re Flickr changes https://www.flickr.com/lookingahead/

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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by James Cutting » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:49 pm

Log into your account it should say. When you renew it will be $50. For current free users you get 30% off.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by benji1867 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:42 am

to be fair i aways thought the free TB was massively generous. Ive never had pro but i do use Flickr a ot so im going to give pro a chance, particularly with over 4k photos on there.

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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by James Cutting » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:31 am

End of the day, it is a social media...I most probably will suck up and pay for it.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by EGVP » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:19 am

Interestingly I've been looking in to cloud storage for photos and for the number of RAW files I want to store, $50 a month was on the cheap end. I'd have no issues paying $50 a year to host my edited photos; I have nearly 7000 and counting on there now!

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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by toom317 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:14 pm

Sign of the times I suppose. Folk getting a snot on about losing a freebie. Buy yourself a couple of external hard drives and store your pics there. They will pay for themselves after a while.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:56 pm

It isn't about storing photos, Flickr is a host site that enables the posting of images on forums such as this. I think this very small quantity limit on a free account will see fewer postings on here and many other sites like it. Anyone using Flickr as a place to store photos without a hard drive or two is asking for trouble anyway.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by James Cutting » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:10 pm

toom317 wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Sign of the times I suppose. Folk getting a snot on about losing a freebie. Buy yourself a couple of external hard drives and store your pics there. They will pay for themselves after a while.
Not about getting a 'snot on' at all. Also, it's bad that they haven't publicly advertised this very well (You have to manually find out yourself) and the fact they will automatically delete your photos.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by James Cutting » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:11 pm

bizfreeq wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:56 pm
It isn't about storing photos, Flickr is a host site that enables the posting of images on forums such as this. I think this very small quantity limit on a free account will see fewer postings on here and many other sites like it. Anyone using Flickr as a place to store photos without a hard drive or two is asking for trouble anyway.
Exactly, a form of Social Media. And as you say, expect a downfall in posts, as tbh, other than Flickr I don't know any other sites/ways to upload photographs here.
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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by C-Harvey » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:32 pm

SmugMug!
Remember; learn by rote. ;-)

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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by EGVP » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:52 pm

C-Harvey wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:32 pm
SmugMug!
What about it?

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Re: Flickr - Changes to Terms of Use

Post by Pen Pusher » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:11 pm

C-Harvey wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:32 pm
SmugMug!
Who now own Flickr.

Brian

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