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  • iPhone models dominate Flickr’s list of most popular cameras in 2017 with 54% of top 100 devices

    iPhone models dominate Flickr’s list of most popular cameras in 2017 with 54% of top 100 devices

    Apple’s iPhone remains the most popular camera used by the Flickr community, the photo-sharing site revealed today in its annual review of camera rankings and top photos. This year, the iPhone beat out other camera makers – like Canon and Nikon, the number two and three respectively – by accounting for 54 percent of the top 100 devices used on the site, the company found. Read More

  • Flickr exits the photo book business, shuts down wall art orders

    Flickr exits the photo book business, shuts down wall art orders

    Flickr, the once Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site that’s now a part of Verizon*, is getting out of the photo book printing business, and is shutting down the feature that allowed users to turn photos into professional-quality wall art. In an email sent to users this week, Flickr said that it was turning over photo books to publishing service Blurb as of October 16, 2017, but the wall… Read More

  • Flickr is shutting down Marketplace, its commercial photo licensing program

    Flickr is shutting down Marketplace, its commercial photo licensing program

    Two years ago Flickr rolled out Marketplace, a photo licensing service that was meant to help Flickr users get paid by big websites and media properties that wanted to use that user’s photos. As of today, Flickr Marketplace is going away. It’ll take a few months for Flickr to wind things down, and Flickr notes that any royalties due to users will be paid, but the program is… Read More

  • Lobster lets you sell your Facebook photos to advertisers

    Lobster lets you sell your Facebook photos to advertisers

    Lobster, the marketplace for buying and selling user generated content, has just announced an integration with Facebook. This means that Facebook users can sign up with Lobster to sell their content to advertisers. Here’s how it works: Facebook users can sign up with Lobster to have their Facebook photos marketed on the platform. Advertisers (or regular folks) can then browse through… Read More

  • Flickr Comes To Gear VR With 360 Degree Photo Viewing Experience

    Flickr Comes To Gear VR With 360 Degree Photo Viewing Experience

    Flickr’s 15 billion photos are there for our consumption at any time, but beyond seeing static photos there hasn’t been much of an experience upgrade over the years for diving into the world around you. Today, Yahoo has announced a new Flickr experience powered by Oculus for Samsung Gear VR. The team says that over the years, users have uploaded “tens of thousands” of… Read More

  • Yahoo Rolls Out A New, Flickr-Powered Image Search That Returns Your Own Photos

    Yahoo Rolls Out A New, Flickr-Powered Image Search That Returns Your Own Photos

    Yahoo announced today an upgrade to its image search engine which now includes a combination of web results as well as images from its photo-sharing site Flickr, including your own photos. The way the service works is that signed-in users will see desktop search results that offer a combination of Flickr’s top public photos, images from people you follow on Flickr, and a selection of… Read More

  • Flickr Brings Back Its “Pro” Subscription Plan

    Flickr Brings Back Its “Pro” Subscription Plan

    Flickr announced today it’s bringing back its “Pro” subscription plan aimed at power users of Yahoo’s photo-sharing service, which will introduce a variety of new features, including access to improved analytics, software discounts, and more, as well as allow for an ad-free experience. Pro users will also again receive a “Pro” badge highlighted on their… Read More

  • Google Photos’ Unlimited Free Storage Could Clobber Apple’s Expensive iCloud

    Google Photos’ Unlimited Free Storage Could Clobber Apple’s Expensive iCloud

    How much does a terabyte of photo storage cost? On iCloud, $240 a year. Dropbox, $100. Microsoft OneDrive, $84. Flickr, $25. Google, $0. It’s free on desktop, Android, and iOS. Today, Google announced its new Google Photos product, which offers unlimited free storage of photos and videos. The only limits are that photos must be under 16 megapixels, and video resolution is capped at 1080P. Read More

  • After Backlash Over Upgrade, Flickr Considers Letting Users Opt-Out Of Auto-Tagging

    After Backlash Over Upgrade, Flickr Considers Letting Users Opt-Out Of Auto-Tagging

    Not everyone was happy with last week’s major revamp of Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site Flickr. A small, but very vocal, portion of Flickr’s user base of 100 million members, immediately took to the forums to lament the fact that the site’s new “auto-tagging” feature was enabled by default, and, worse, that there was no opt-out option provided. But that may now… Read More

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