1 Terabyte for Free – Are You Kidding Me Flickr?

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If you are amazed by the bluster purchase of Tumblr by Yahoo, you should be dropping your jaw seeing Flickr being awesome again. To be honest, I wasn’t surprised or even bothered by that Tumblr acquisition but was truly amazed by the announcement of a better, brighter Flickr that totally threw me through the roof. 1 Terabyte of photo for free, are you kidding me Flickr? You’ve finally made things right. For the first thing in 2 years, I typed in flickr.com in my Chrome’s address bar, signed in with my account, took a few minutes to update the buddy icon and the cover photo, and this is what I’ve got, truly amazing, bright.

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I have to give the credit to the new CEO Marissa Mayer who gave this image-sharing pioneer a major lift. It wasn’t long ago that Yahoo had considered letting Flickr to rest in peace. I am a member since 2006, including a short period as a paid user, but had stopped using it because of worrying about its future. You can’t use a service with limited space, limited feature, and limited future as your main place storing all your pictures that record part of your life.

Yahoo finally made Flickr right, not only bigger,

At Flickr, we believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s moments can be relived in their original quality. No limited pixels, no cramped formats, no memories that fall flat. We’re giving your photos room to breathe, and you the space to upload a dizzying number of photos and videos, for free. Just how big is a terabyte? Well, you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one.

And yep, you heard us. It’s free.

but also brighter:

We want Flickr to be the most amazing community and place for you to share your photos. So, we’re also revealing a beautiful new design that puts photos at the heart of your Flickr experience, where they should always be. Whether it’s a sweeping landscape or a family portrait, we want every photo to be at its most spectacular.

1 terabyte for free. That’s half million photos (in 6.5 megapixel) to share and enjoy in original quality. No more pixel, dimension loose, and number of pictures you can upload each month. Even with 16.0 megapixels, you still have over 200K pictures you can share without losing any pixels.

It’s going to be a big blow to other photo-sharing services available out there. Even those who offer cloud backup service will feel the impact of this new change Yahoo brings to the table.

But who cares. As far as I am concerned, I am a Flickr fan again.

Update Detailed Limits On 1 Terabyte Storage

Here is a list of detailed plans on what you can get out of this 1 Terabyte Storage as a free user.

Free:

  • 1 Terabyte of photo and video storage
  • Upload photos of up to 200MB per photo
  • Upload 1080p HD videos of up to 1GB each
  • Video playback of up to 3 minutes each
  • Upload and download in full original quality

Ad Free:

  • $49.99 per year
  • All the benefits of a free account
  • No ads in your browsing experience

Doublr:

  • $499.99 per year
  • 2 Terabytes of photo and video space
  • All the benefits of a free account

/via Flickr/

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