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20-12-2019, 10:50   #1
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Flickr fraught situation

The CEO of smugmug and Flickr is pleading with all Flickr users to upgrade to Flickr pro, the basic payable package

https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...=IE&ceid=IE:en

I am on the free subscription to Flickr myself.

No can do for paying any shekels though!

What do others think?
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20-12-2019, 22:41   #2
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They have allready doubled the price from $25 to $50 a year , they seem desperate, I guess they lost an absolute fortune when they decided to give unlimited space to free accounts a few years back.

crazy move.
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21-12-2019, 18:02   #3
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It really is the best platform for photographers. It's such a shame.
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They have allready doubled the price from $25 to $50 a year , they seem desperate, I guess they lost an absolute fortune when they decided to give unlimited space to free accounts a few years back.

crazy move.

I've had the pro package for quite a number of years and in fairness it's been improved a lot over those years. I have 100,007 items up there, ( a small few are doubled up as in Small sizes for public display and the Large file set to private) and for roughly 50 quid a year that's great value.

The unlimited for free packages is gone now as far as I remember which was kind of to be expected. I think it's 1,000 photos now or something like that, which is decent enough to be fair.

IMO it's the best platform out there for what I want.
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23-12-2019, 02:46   #5
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I have it too. It was near the 1000 so i just deleted half the stuff and made more room.

I do still miss Pixie .... that was the best space for Photographers.
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23-12-2019, 03:01   #6
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I hope enough people upgrade to pro to save the company.

So I can keep my free account. And there’s the problem with the business model.
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Like Smyths having taken over Hamleys and running them on their own terms.
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I got an email today and renewed my membership.

Code 25in2019 gives you 25%off.
I used a US zip code and it cost me $40./€36.
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I got an email today and renewed my membership.

Code 25in2019 gives you 25%off.
I used a US zip code and it cost me $40./€36.
Eircode works as well.

It really is great value.

Hopefully their marketing plan works as I run a work account through it as well (also Pro Account) and it works very well. Used to use Dropbox but that was disastrous because of the fellas that couldn't figure it out.
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I have it too. It was near the 1000 so i just deleted half the stuff and made more room.

I do still miss Pixie .... that was the best space for Photographers.

Pixie was promoted by Boards- had a sticky posted by a mod - and then left us all high and dry without even a chance to recover our photos.
The worst and most devastating 'photo related' experience I had.



Really sorry I ever touched it
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Pix.ie went out of business.

Surely you would only have had copies of images on the site, so nothing should have been lost.

I think Boards supported Pix.ie as it was an Irish based site and worked really well when it was going. It was done according to all the policies at the time.
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Pix.ie went out of business.

Surely you would only have had copies of images on the site, so nothing should have been lost.
Have to agree with you on this one. I wouldn't even commit all my photos to Flickr.
Have backups of everything.
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I've no interest in photography but I just thought I'd let you know Google photos could be a good option, Something like €2 per month per 100GB. With the first 15GB free. And they also have unlimited free storage at a maximum of 1080p/16 megapixels. Resolution on the paid plan has no max.
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I have a free account, but I don't put that many pictures online. I much prefer Flickr to Instagram, but most people have moved over so there's less engagement on Flickr. I signed up to Google drive to backup all my files (a giant backlog of RAWs to be edited). It was never clear to me whether Flickr could do that or not. And now it's too late, I've bought into Google.

As for the email, I had to check it want from Wikipedia. It seems a bit much when their service isn't as important as wiki and the community has shrunk over the Yahoo years.
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If this site is on the ropes it would be prudent to ensure that you also have copies of your work stored elsewhere.
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