Ever since it was acquired by SmugMug, Flickr has made some significant changes and major improvements. The latest among them is introducing a new Events page. It’s a place where you can learn about all sorts of photography-related events, all over the globe. Meet-ups, photo walks, classes, workshops, exhibitions, you name it – and all kinds of offline and online events are there for you to find, attend or even host.
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!
After a popular post last week on Reddit, I decided to check the cost of prints on Flickr. I want to build a physical portfolio, and was unhappy with the quality of prints from local shops; I expected to get what I paid for (not a ton) and even then was disappointed. I ordered two prints from Flickr, both 8×10″, both black and white.
I only did this because I can’t afford to print my entire (current) portfolio at once, and these two were the images I was most displeased with from local shops. So this, unfortunately, can’t yield any information about colour. I ordered one glossy print (I normally hate glossy, but wanted to see what it was like), and one “lustre” print.
If you plan to apply for a U.S. visa, here comes an unpleasant surprise. The State Department is now requiring almost all visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, including your Flickr and Instagram accounts.
The Creative Commons licenses have been a blessing a curse. It’s allowed people to freely publish their images for other people to use while still having some degree of control over how it’s used. It’s also allowed many people to get access to imagery that they might not otherwise be able to afford to use. But it has also led to a few problems.
There are a number of image search websites out there for Creative Commons content now, including Google Images, but now Creative Commons have combined them all into a single searchable database.
According to a recent report, as many as 2.5 billion online photos get stolen every day. A new strategic partnership between Flickr and Pixsy aims to reduce this number. Or at least, to help you protect your work and take legal action. The two companies are about to make it easier for photographers to track their images, and if necessary, to take legal action in an effort to preserve the integrity and value of their work.
Since Flickr got acquired by SmugMug, there have been some significant changes on the platform. One of them is the 1000-image limit for Free accounts, with all the excess photos being deleted. However, Flickr has announced that all Creative Commons images will be protected from the deletion, as well as “In Memoriam” accounts dedicated to deceased members.
SmugMug’s acquisition of Flickr brought some changes to the platform, including the limitation to free accounts, which can now only contain up to 1,000 images. If you have a free account with over 1,000 photos, today is the last day to upgrade to Pro because starting tomorrow, Flickr will delete all your excess photos. With some exceptions, though.