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Flickr bought out by smugmug

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Luke, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 10,527

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Not very helpful but I’m just stopping altogether. I haven’t uploaded anything meaningful up there for a while and I don’t really know why I would want to any longer - I’m only shooting as a hobby.
     
  2. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,114

    Location: Manchester

    500px used to alright.
     
  3. And

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 7, 2002

    Posts: 737

    I'm quite happy to use flickr for sharing/showcasing my images and upgraded from free to pro to retain that. I don't use it as a backup facility.
     
  4. shadow_boxer

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 9, 2009

    Posts: 8,393

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    So after a bit of researching I think I may go to One Drive for storage/backup. The main thing I liked was sharing photos of my little one with my parents through Flickr.
     
  5. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,873

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    With the 1000 photo limit being imposed next week, where have people gone from Flickr?
     
  6. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2013

    Posts: 2,782

    Location: Edinburgh

    I've gone to google drive
    I have to say I've hated the way Flickr have returned my data to me. Going to have to spend days re-organising it
     
  7. GSXRMovistar

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 6, 2002

    Posts: 9,164

    Location: London UK

    I'm still happy with the Flickr service and renewed my subscription recently although that did prompt me to remove the auto renew option as I want to change the card for future payments.

    What I don't appreciate is now that I have removed my card various sections within the site state 'You are in danger of losing your Pro account' even though I've just paid up for two years. Fine if I was close to the renewal but 2 whole years is a bit of a snub to paying members.
     
  8. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 12, 2004

    Posts: 27,538

    Flickr should not be considered a backup drive and I am surprised people use it as such. Something like OneDrive or Google Drive would be an appropriate cloud backup solution.
     
  9. Admiral Huddy

    Don

    Joined: Feb 17, 2003

    Posts: 29,050

    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate

    I've switched to this yesterday.. Not happy with the Flickr situation, the company is fully self funding on advertising so this is nothing more than jumping on a subscription based bandwagon that's the growing trend at the moment.
     
  10. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,114

    Location: Manchester

    I've started using it again now. The community seems very active which is great. Looks like I won't miss Flickr.
    What's your name on there?
     
  11. Admiral Huddy

    Don

    Joined: Feb 17, 2003

    Posts: 29,050

    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate

    @pghphotography
     
  12. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,114

    Location: Manchester

    Added.
     
  13. Admiral Huddy

    Don

    Joined: Feb 17, 2003

    Posts: 29,050

    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate


    Likewise buddy