1TB Of Free Storage For Flickr Users

By on May 20, 2013

After the amount of criticism and comments about Yahoo’s latest $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, and just over a week after Google announced that it will be offering 15GB of free storage for it’s Google Drive product. Yahoo has announced and implemented one terabyte (1TB) of free storage for their Flickr users, along with high resolution capabilities.

Yahoo acquired Flickr back in 2005 for a nominal $35 million in comparison, but did nothing notable with the site until now leading to it’s slow decline. This morning Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer revealed the upgrade Flickr site design along with the addition space in hopes of making Flickr “awesome again.”  Keeping with the missing “e” trend, the new Flickr is being promoted as “Biggr”, “Spectaculr”, Wherevr.  Hopefully this isn’t the extent at becoming awesome.

So how many high resolution photos can you upload?  At a resolution of 8MP you will be able to upload almost 500,000 pictures, and just a little over 200,000 at 16MP.  You should be set for life.

Flickers Biggr Campaign

In Flickr’s blog post they stated:

We believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s moments can be relived in their original quality. No limited pixels, no cramped formats, no memories that fall flat. We’re giving your photos room to breathe, and you the space to upload a dizzying number of photos and videos, for free.

Some of the new features include a seamless photostream with a customizable cover photo, more powerful tools to organize your photos, and a slideshow mode if you want to showcase your pictures.  Along with the site upgrade, comes an updated Android App available in the Google Play store which has been long awaited since the release of the iPhone version back in December.

Flickr Old Photostream

Screenshot showing the old design and layout of Flickr’s Photostream

New Flickr Photostream Screenshot

Screenshot showing the new design and layout of Flickr’s Photostream

Was Yahoo waiting on the big news of a $1 billion dollar purchase to pump out all their new features? Or is this an attempt to draw users over from Instagram and Picasa?  Tell us what you think in the comments below!


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