Smugmug acquires Flickr

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    We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.
    SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. With SmugMug, we’ll continue to focus on you, the Flickr members who inspire us all with your work.

    Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience as you do now. We will continue to work to make your Flickr experience even better.

    We think you are going to love Flickr under SmugMug ownership, but you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.

    If you do not delete your account by May 25, 2018, your Flickr account and data will transfer to SmugMug and will be governed by SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy.

    Read more detailed FAQs about this transition on the Flickr Blog.

    We’re happy that Flickr is your home for photography and we look forward to the next chapter in our adventure together as we join the SmugMug family.

    Thanks,
    The Flickr Team
     
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    Maybe they will resurrect the platform. It should have been what Instagram is long time ago.
     
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    Am I right in thinking that this will be a paid only site.
     
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    I'm quite surprised at this given I thought Smugmug was a pretty small site (which I liked, good support) and Flickr is a big one, I've been with Smugmug for a while now and hope they don't get worse.
     
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    Interesting to see what happens next - Flickr in the hands of a photography business vs. a telecommunications company seems like a positive move.
     
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    Can they do a worse job than Yahoo? Oh God no. they let Flickr almost die or at least become virtually irrelevant with Joe Public. So here's hoping it gets a good shot in the arm.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the donuts. They promise more than they deliver
     
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    Just checked in on Flickr to be greeted with a big page advocating Pro at $49 a year and telling me that my "free" 1TB of storage (currently using 1% for 1750 images) will shrink to 1000 images in January.

    Can't get Flickr to show me the page again but it's trickling into the news.
    Flickr drops Yahoo requirement and gives Flickr Pro users unlimited storage

    Not sure what I'll do - trim the fat, subscribe or just abandon it :(

    EDIT - here it is
    Let’s be candid.
     
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    and also

    Why we’re changing Flickr free accounts
     
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    Testing -anyone see a watermark ? o_O

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    nope
     
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    Me neither - problem is that I thought that there would be one as I have only ever had a free Photobucket account.....
     
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    so what else is out there?
     
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    Other than pb?
     
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    yes never really got on with that!

    Nov 1, 2018 8:18 PM seems there is something in LR CC for sharing not sure how it works yet though?
     
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    Hmmmmm..... Might as well just pay a subscription for Flickr
     
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    But I've already paid for Adobe cloud stuff!
     
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    Obviously ;)
     
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    seems I have a photobucket account, from many moons ago, trouble is everytime I try to do something I have to verify my email, done it 4 times now! Giving up now will try again tomorrow!
     
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    Tick the box to stay logged in :devil:
     
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    I was going to look at 500px too.

    I'm a bit torn - I like Flickr but I don't get anything out of it except convenient sharing on forums.
    I've no ambition to become a professional and TBH it looks to me that Instagram is a much more useful tool for getting "exposure" if that mattered.
    It's quite handy having all my best public work in one place but is it worth the sub...?
     
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    Never was going to make it so to speak. Probably delete the lot this weekend. Purely a flight of fancy for me. I did use the free space to stash in private.

    Edit. I deleted photo bucket when I read the new terms and conditions some years ago, there was a window to do this before they implemented them. google and instagram have dodgy T+C as well.

    T+C with Flickr were good as far as I could read.
     
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    seems to be working today! big watermark as well!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Odd still no watermark from pb.....
     
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    I'm in exactly the same position and when I was thinking more about your post I realised how little I actually use my Smugmug account as these days I mostly share photos through social media or messaging apps. When I took the Smugmug subscription out around 12 years ago forums were very active and there wasn't so much in the way of instant messaging but that's really changed now although the big catch is if I stop my Smugmug subscription, all those years of posts will lose the photos. Maybe that matters less than I think it does.
     
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    Another tedt of PB Free hosting

    [​IMG]
     
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    Freshly uploaded and still no watermark.....:confused:
     
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    Account gone but 4,000 or so pictures deleted. Not many public. I wonder how many were just using the free 1tb for backup? Poor plan if that was the use.

    I used it as a select extra cache (many backups already), and show and tell for what I thought were good shots and see what criticism there was to help improve and see other work. Not sure a lot of that went on. Likes and stuff but no "that lighting could be better".

    Now decided that if I like it on the local desk top, that is good enough for me. Might indulge in another site but none too worried just yet.

    PS. Why I do not like most of the usual suspects.
    Terms of Service; Didn't Read

    (tosdr terms of service didn't read)

    You can of course peruse the fine print yourselves but I find this a handy quick look up and only as a guide not the definitive T+C. You do need to read them to make your own mind up.
     
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