Flickr offers quite a few perks to its Pro users and it has recently introduced another one. Anyone with the Pro account can now view photos in up to 6K resolution, which is three times larger than it was before. Let the pixel peeping begin!
So far, 2048px on the longest side was maximum display resolution on Flickr. Even if you uploaded a photo larger than that, it was displayed at a maximum of 2048px. With the latest update, the maximum display resolution has been increased to 6144px. All your Flickr photos, whether new or previously uploaded, can now be displayed at 6K.
If the original size of a photo is larger than 6K, it will automatically be displayed in the largest size possible on Flickr, or the largest size set in your preferences. On the other hand, photos under 6144px on the longer side will be displayed in the largest size possible for the original image.
As for free members, the maximum display size is still 2K. If you decide to upgrade to Pro, your previously uploaded photos will be affected too, and they will be displayed in 6K, to the joy of all pixel peepers out there.
However, if you don’t want to display your photos in the newly introduced 6K resolution, you can opt not to. You can set the maximum display size in your account and set it to be smaller. And just as before, you can control who can download your photos.
You can check out Flickr’s Help forum for more information on the latest upgrade. I personally still haven’t turned Pro (I’m waiting to hit near 1,000 images). But even when I do, I’m not sure I’ll have my photos displayed in 6K. I guess I’ll think about it once I upgrade.
What are your thoughts? Have you turned Pro on Flickr? And do you let your photos be displayed in 6K?