Flickr Now Offering 1 TB of Free Photo Storage

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Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer unveils an update to the company’s Flickr photo-sharing site. Among the changes are a redesign with larger images, the ability for users to upload full-resolution photos, and 1TB of free storage for everyone:

One terabyte is 1,024 gigabytes — enough to store more than 500,000 images at a resolution common to most smartphones.

Yahoo has redesigned the Flickr website to emphasize photos rather than text or white space, as was the case previously. Photos are bigger and shared in full resolution rather than compressed into a lower quality.

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“Flickr was awesome once, it languished, and we now want it to be awesome again,” Mayer said.

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2 Comments

  1. Frank says:

    It might be one terabyte but it does not allow any RAW file neither from Canon or Nikon.
    1 terabyte of JPEGS … wow that is a lot of space. I have over 6,000 raw files and God knows how many thousands of jpegs and barely hit 175gigs of space.

  2. Flickr’s new layout is horrible. It eliminates a photographer’s ability to display photos in a gallery format or as sets or collections with thumbnails. Instead it displays photos in a gaudy, justified format that is slow to load and shows all the photos running into each other. The new format also deemphasizes community features like titles, descriptions, comments, tags, and EXIF data.

    Most Flickr users (evidence available on the site’s help forum) hate the redesign and are considering other sites. I have two Pro accounts that I will be moving elsewhere.

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