Just 24 hours ago, Yahoo! announced that it will acquire social networking darling, Tumblr for a whopping $1.1 BILLION. As much as I enjoy wasting time on Tumblr, I’m far beyond their demographics to really care. So less than 24hrs later, Yahoo announced another great news for photographers and Flickr!
One Frigging Terabyte of Storage!
I’ve been a Pro subscriber on Flickr since 2007 and honestly, I don’t really know why I always renew my subscription since Facebook became the norm in photo sharing around 2010. But not wanting to lose my photos, I keep my account and occasionally upload some photos.
This morning, I woke up to this in my inbox:
With one terabyte of storage, there’s really no reason not to link my Lightroom export to Flickr anymore and save high-resolution backups (even just JPEGs) online. Cloud storage for 1TB? How can you not want that!
That’s like a photo every hour, for the next 4 decades and you still have space!
Other Flickr Updates
As you’ve probably noticed, Flickr now has a new UI that looks strikingly familiar if you’re a 500px user. It’s a lot more intuitive, features great photos better, and lets you purchase Getty’s licensed work a lot easier as well.
The ability to upload and display full-resolution is a great feature (though also exposes photographers who aren’t careful of even greater image theft).
Yahoo seems to be taking a shot at Facebook in their blog post.
“No limited pixels, no cramped formats, no memories that fall flat.”
HD 1080p video can also be uploaded up to 3 minutes now.
Lastly, the new activity feed will look familiar to Pinterest users as well. It’s a great way to socialize using visuals.
Oh, while you’re here, why not hook up with my Flickr profile? Add me to your Contacts.
Seems like Flickr’s roaring back, and Mayer is indeed turning things around for Yahoo!