Discussion in 'Gadgets & Tech' started by paul, Nov 2, 2018.
Thanks Paul, that seem to be a useful Flickr alternative (for now ).
I felt exactly the same, together with constant requests for monies I deleted my account.
Looks like YouTube are about to do the same.
Very true @PhilHo
What is ****ing me off inmensly is I havent got got any notification about this from Smugmug yet.... Are they waiting to tell me until the day before??
This is me too. WordPress only gives 3GB of free storage on basic plans so I relied on Flikr for storing my used photos. I have to go through and delete 200 at this point which is probably okay as I find I only use about half of the photos I've uploaded in the end.
Has anyone done the upgrade?
I keep getting send round in circles when I try.
No, I went through and deleted all the photos I don't use for my blog since that is all I used Flikr for. Since I have four Yahoo email accounts I will just log in under another one and open a new Flikr account
I was quite pleased when I used IMGBB, suggested by Paul, above. There's no guarantee they won't go the same route, though.
Im in the process of taking my photos to our overlords of google.
Does Google charge for photo storage? Reading some of the posts on the Flickr forums they quote Google at $100 for 2TB, Apple $120 and DropBox $150
Not sure I can be bothered moving again, the last fiasco from Photobucket was bad enough.
I'm not moving, I like Flickr and will upgrade. The new owners aren't mega powerful corporate giants like Verizon and Yahoo etc, but a family business with an interest in photography. FWIW, I think it's a good move and should improve the site. Lots of people stopped using Flickr when they went free, as folk were using it as a free backup and the average quality of photos suffered.
They are still committed to allowing 1000 photos to be stored for free, with no quality limits. I don't think it's too shabby TBH. Unlimited jpeg storage for $50/year seems pretty reasonable to me.
Just wish I could work out how to do it!
How far do you get? I've got the three options but not clicked on either yet
When I click 'Get Pro' , I get taken straight to the payment page.
I get three options, Flickr Free, Annual Plan or Monthly Plan
Clicking on Annual takes me to the payment page
When's the switch off date again, is it Jan 1st?
Paul said Feb in 1st post. I can't remember, not fussed anyway as I'm currently culling to get ready for it.
The link in the email gets me to here,
clicking on the blue "Get Pro today" button takes me to here,
clicking on the "Manage your plan" button takes me to my account settings,
clicking on "Upgrade to Flickr Pro" takes me back to the Manage your plan" page,
and so on, ad infinitum.
Yes and no.
So you have a 15GB allowance for no extra payement ( just your soul but that is standard). That includes what you store in emails and drive. But in google photos, pics up to 16MP are unlimited ( you can set it up up so that it uploads stuff to that size, or or can upload original size and if its bigger it counts as part of your allowance).
If you need more storage you pay 16 quid a year for 100GB or 80quid for 1T. There are monthly plans with more storage ( and more money).
A year of photos I actually want to store is like 2GB ( the rest I wont mind if I loose) so I am fairly happy paying nothing or 16 pounds a year.
I'm kinda fed up with Flickr's policy to change policies every year or so. I've been using it since 2009 and along with the numerous redesign failures there have been so many membership changes I have lost count. With a little over 3000 images on my account I think I will have to consider my options now.
What's it like for sharing photos on here? Can you get a BBcode?
I struggled with that
Me too, but I didn't try extensively. All I could get Trek-lite to post was
No idea, I know it creates links but not sure about the BB code..
When I tried, I could post a link to the photo but I couldn't find a way to actually display the photo on the forum.
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