Flickr has changed hands many times and become less popular with the rise of photo sharing apps such as Instagram. The service recently announced changes to its free account storage limits. If 1,000 images and videos isn't enough, some users may want to purchase a Flickr Pro subscription. Others may decide to move away from the service.
Photo sharing has come a long way since Flickr first launched in 2004. Despite ranking #177 on the App Store for Photo & Video, Flickr continues to host billions of images for tens of millions of registered users. The service has announced upcoming changes to its free accounts, dropping the 1TB space limit to 1,000 photos and videos. Free account users who are over the limit will have their content deleted automatically.
Photo-sharing site Flickr performed an analysis of uploads for its annual Year in Review. Following recent trends, smartphones were used to capture a full 50 percent of photos in 2017. The majority of remaining photos were posted by DSLR users, clocking 33 percent. Point-and-shoot cameras declined to 12 percent of images, with mirrorless cameras holding steady at 4 percent. The breakdown of device brands is where Apple shines.
The photo sharing site Flickr has revealed its 2015 Year in Review. Aside from showcasing some of the year's best photography, Flickr is able to crunch the EXIF data embedded in photos uploaded to the site. As it turns out, camera phones were used to capture a total of 39 percent of all photos and videos posted this year.
Lots of developers are updating their apps with 3D Touch features for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but Yahoo has taken it one step further by updating their photo hosting app Flickr with what they're calling "3D Touch Extended". Flickr users can now perform Peek and Pop actions, and access a quick Home screen menu by using the 3D Touch technology found on their iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.