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Offline Spencer

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Changes to Flickr ... and Boyd's announcement
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:42:22 pm »
I just got this email. it looks like Flickr is now limiting their free account to 1000 photos or videos. The "Pro" version will be $50/year.
So much for their 1TB of free storage ...


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This is an important service email were required to send to all Flickr members because the terms and conditions of your membership are changing.

Lets be candid. The strength of Flickr has always been you.

Flickr at its best is a place to connect, to discover, and to evolve as photographers and lovers of photography. This is the worlds largest photographer focused community. Together, this newly independent community can shape the future of photography itself.

Today we are announcing important updates to our Free and Pro account offerings to better align Flickr with its mission.

Free accounts will soon be limited to 1,000 photos or videos. Flickr isnt Flickr without the contributions and participation of our free members, and we remain committed to a vibrant, free offering.

Flickr Pro is better than ever, and at less than half the cost of Apple, Amazon, or Google, its the best deal in photography hands down. In addition to the unmatched community you love, Pros get these perks

Unlimited Storage. The only limit is your imagination. All Pros may now upload as many photos as you can take, always at full resolution.
Ad Free Browsing. Focus on what matters with a fully ad free Flickr experience for you and your visitors.
Advanced Stats. See which of your photos are trending now, and which have performed the best over the life of your Flickr Pro account.
Plus all these great new Pro only features

Premier Product Support. Skip the line. Flickr Pros now receive priority assistance from our new world class support team. Available now.
More Partner Discounts. Save on photography essentials. Discounts on Creative Cloud from Adobe, 50% off a custom portfolio site on SmugMug, gear from Peak Design, and more. Coming November.
Advanced Stats on Mobile. Stats in your pocket. All the photo stats you know and love, available in the app. Coming November.
Increased Exposure. All Pro members as of January 1, 2019, are eligible for priority exposure in the next iteration of Explore. Coming early 2019.
New 5K Photo Display Option. Look your best. Your images are beautifully optimized for any screen, from smartphone to jumbotron. Pro images display at resolutions up to 5K. Coming early 2019.
10 Minute Videos. More time to tell your story. Play back videos for up to 10 minutes, increased from 3. Coming early 2019.
If you are a free member with more than 1,000 photos or videos, you will have ample time to upgrade to Pro (for 30% off your first year) or download your photos and videos
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Since I'm at 668 pictures, and I sure as heck am not going to replace all the pics in my posts again ... I guess it's time to look for something else. What do the rest of you use?

Spencer
« Last Edit: November 30, 2018, 10:43:09 am by Spencer »
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Re: Changes to Flickr ...
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 11:32:34 pm »
I have been using Google photos.

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Re: Changes to Flickr ...
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 03:54:33 pm »
WOW!

Seems like a repeat of the whole Photobucket fiasco!

Good thing I save all my pics on a couple of personal hard drives. I only use the online storage for the links.

Aw well.

Thanks for the post, Spencer.

Steve
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Re: Changes to Flickr ...
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 02:11:13 pm »
Wow indeed.

I keep all my photos on an external hard drive too. Plus Google photos as a backup (also for Google+, but well ... you know).
Thats how I was able to laboriously fix 99% of my posts with Flickr when Photobucket went to crap.

I tried using Google photos a few times but I could never seem to get it to work. The links/images would work for a while, then break ...

I'm starting to use imgur now and that seems to work well enough.

Spencer

« Last Edit: November 29, 2018, 03:17:11 pm by Spencer »
My fledgling blog and YouTube page:
https://spencersscifimodels.blogspot.com/
http://youtube.com/c/SpencerWolfe

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Re: Changes to Flickr ...
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 07:31:06 am »
Wow indeed.

I'm starting to use imgur now and that seems to work well enough.

Spencer

Hey Spencer, I'm on Imgur, too - for as long as it's stable. Would you mind sharing your username so I can still view your stuff?

I'm someoldtrekker. Hope to see you around.

Thanks again.

Steve
"To be honest with you, Picard, a significant number of my crew members have expressed a desire to return even knowing the odds. Some because they can't bear to live without their loved ones, some because they don't like the idea of slipping out in the middle of a fight."

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Re: Changes to Flickr ...
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 10:42:50 am »
Hey Spencer, I'm on Imgur, too - for as long as it's stable. Would you mind sharing your username so I can still view your stuff?

I'm someoldtrekker. Hope to see you around.

Thanks again.

Steve


Thanks Steve. My imgur name is sawolfe (https://sawolfe.imgur.com/). I'm also s.a.wolfe on Flickr, but it's mainly imgur for now.



Also, if you haven't heard about Boyd's announcement, here it is:
http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=7637.msg96523#msg96523

A bit of a downer. Seems like every time I'm about to jump back onto the bench, something happens to make me rethink my
"workflow" (i.e. Flickr, Google+, this ...)

In the interim, now that Google+ is in it's final days, I'll still be trying to update my fledgling build blog, another reason for Google photos:
https://spencersscifimodels.blogspot.com/

and posting over at SciFiAntasy.com although a little bit of reorganizing is happening there:
https://scifiantasy.com/profile/swolfe/

but make no mistake, I'll be posting on whatever site Boyd comes up with. He's the reason I jumped
back into modeling and the online community. Plus I need to scrounge through all the old threads and see
if there are any golden eggs I need to archive for myself ...


Spencer


And I had just gotten my avatar the way I like it LOL!
« Last Edit: November 30, 2018, 10:48:20 am by Spencer »
My fledgling blog and YouTube page:
https://spencersscifimodels.blogspot.com/
http://youtube.com/c/SpencerWolfe

"It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out."
- Dr. Carl Sagan

 




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