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  • With Picnik’s Demise, Aviary Brings Its Slick, HTML5 Photo Editor To Flickr’s 75 Million Users

    With Picnik’s Demise, Aviary Brings Its Slick, HTML5 Photo Editor To Flickr’s 75 Million Users

    Aviary, the company that makes it easy for mobile developers to integrate image editing into their apps, is debuting a huge partnership today. The New York-based startup will be powering photo editing for Flickr’s 75 million users. Picnik was the default photo editor for Flickr for some time now, even after Google bought the startup. But Google decided to shut down Picnik, and and… Read More

  • Big UI Changes Coming To Flickr Next Week

    Big UI Changes Coming To Flickr Next Week

    Yahoo’s management of Flickr has been something of a mystery. The photo-hosting service, once far and away the frontrunner and choice of pros and casual shooters alike, has seen few improvements in recent years — an eternity in the fast-moving online photography space. Many (including myself) cling to the service out of a kind of inertia, but it’s hard not to be jealous of… Read More

  • Flickr Joins SOPA Protest, Lets Users Black Out Photos

    Flickr Joins SOPA Protest, Lets Users Black Out Photos

    This morning, online photo sharing site Flickr joined the growing number of web companies protesting the SOPA and PIPA legislation, which now include Google, Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, and others. For a 24-hour period, starting today, Flickr is letting its members darken their own photos in an effort to raise awareness about the proposed, highly damaging legislation. But that’s not… Read More

  • PhotoPin: Creative Commons Photos For All Your Stock Photo Needs

    PhotoPin: Creative Commons Photos For All Your Stock Photo Needs

    I’ve been looking for something like this for years: a central, easy-to-use site for stock photos. Called PhotoPin, the site features a search engine that trolls Flickr for pictures. Some of them are also available to buy, but the vast majority are CC licensed. Obviously the site (it’s more a widget, really) reminds you to link back to the original image, but if you’ve ever… Read More

  • Flickr Updates Its iPhone App, But Where’s Flickr For iPad?

    Flickr Updates Its iPhone App, But Where’s Flickr For iPad?

    Flickr has just pushed out an update to its iPhone app, easing the batch upload process and making some UI tweaks. It will surely be welcomed by the many Flickr users who use iPhones, but Flickr’s continual reticence to develop for new platforms remains a problem. It took them more than a year to produce a native iPhone app, about the same for Android. We’re coming up on the… Read More

  • Official Flickr App Arrives For Android

    Official Flickr App Arrives For Android

    Being an Android user as well as a Flickr user has been dangerous territory for quite a long time now. There’s been no official app, and the third-party ones haven’t been too hot. Luckily for us, Yahoo has finally dropped a Flickr app that not only has their official blessing, but doesn’t suck at all. Read More

  • Flickr Not Dead, But Losing The Soul Of Photo Sharing

    Flickr Not Dead, But Losing The Soul Of Photo Sharing

    The buzz in photography circles this past weekend was a post by Thomas Hawk declaring “Flickr is Dead.” It’s not the first time we’ve heard this attention-grabbing headline. By the numbers, it’s hard to call a photo sharing site with more than 5 billion photos “dead” just yet, and Hawk admits it will take time. But, Yahoo-owned Flickr is facing… Read More

  • The Latest Crazy Instagram Stats: 150 Million Photos, 15 Per Second, 80% Filtered

    The Latest Crazy Instagram Stats: 150 Million Photos, 15 Per Second, 80% Filtered

    This past June, we noted that Instagram hit a big milestone: 5 million users. At the time, the total number of photos shared on the service was at 95 million, and given the rate of growth, they expected to pass 100 million shortly. Well, they missed pointing out that milestone, but today, not even two months later, they’re pointing out another one: 150 million photos. That’s… Read More

  • Former Yahoo Engineer Quits To Build A Flickr Killer On Kickstarter

    As Mike Arrington wrote back in April, it can sometimes feel like certain photo-sharing websites have more of a hostage-taking approach to their business models than a “lets-please-the-customer” model. The photo-sharing experience then effectively becomes synonymous with platform lock-in — if you try to leave, you may not be able to take your images with you. Or, if you… Read More

  • Yeah, That Flickr iPhone Data Is Way Off — It's Far More Dominating Than It Seems

    Yeah, That Flickr iPhone Data Is Way Off — It's Far More Dominating Than It Seems

    Earlier today, TUAW noted that according to Flickr’s stats, the iPhone 4 is now the most popular camera across the site. Yes, it has overtaken all those professional cameras, all the point-and-shoots, etc. That’s huge. But the news came with a caveat. And it’s actually a big one. As TUAW notes at the bottom of their post, the caveat is Flickr admitting that they’re… Read More