Yahoo has recently announced a complete redesign of its photo sharing service Flickr, with an upgrade of 1 Terabyte of free storage space to every user. Flickr users will now get a storage space of 1 Terabyte to store plenty of photos and videos, with no restrictions on picture size or resolution.
Additionally, there will be no more selling of pro accounts, and the free account holders will get extra benefits like maximum picture upload size of 200 MB, HD video upload of upto 1GB, and video playback of upto 3 minutes. Instead of the pro accounts, there will be two paid plans: one is Ad-free that will cost upto $50 per year, and other is a “Space Doublr” that will give paying users 2 TB of storage space and will cost upto $500 per year.
New pro accounts are not available, however, existing pro account users have the option to renew their subscriptions and enjoy the benefits of both Ad-free plans and unlimited storage (though its not confirmed for how long this will be available).
Flickr is an incredibly popular photo sharing and photo hosting service on web until more versatile competitors (Instagram and Smugmug) arrived and grabbed attention from users. In order to re-lift the sinking popularity of the service, Yahoo CEO began a web campaign last year as an attempt to make it “awesome” again.
Since then Flickr team was constantly working to upgrade the service with features that are more aligned with its competitors. And now, it has come up with a complete redesign of the service, along with tempting features like ability to share photos in their original quality and resolution, and 1 Terabyte of free cloud storage to store over 500,000 photos online and make them available wherever you go.
Flick’s new design focuses on full-size photos, rather then on thumbnails, text, white space, and lots of metadata as was the case earlier.
Plus, its Lightbox view removes clutter around the photos and allows sharing photos in full resolution, without compromising the quality.
Apart from that, Flickr has also released an updated version of its Android app with similar design cues from the web service, which you can download from Google Play Store.
Go ahead, check out the new look of Flickr now and get 1 Terabyte of cloud storage space absolutely free!
Also check out free desktop client for Flickr.