Flickr changes again

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Livnius, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    475
    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    ...and this time for the better I feel. Still a little sluggish but overall a nice (and welcome) improvement over its last iteration.
     
  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Has it changed for everyone or have you been co-opted into one of their beta rollouts?

    (I never see changes now as Flickr refuses to acknowledge my browser as supported and so serves me up with the last but two version of the site)
     
  3. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    475
    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Much of it still the same...but the page you see when clicking on a particular photo has changed for the better. Nicer layout of information and a half decent looking navigation Tab. Certainly wouldn't mind seeing these tweaks across the board.
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I saw that - I think - but I'm never quite sure as to where to find what anymore, must be my (old) age

    Is there a downloadable "book" on explaining the easy way to do things ……. just a few simple steps as sometimes I feel that I should just delete everything and start again
     
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I like the new page layout. It looks neat and well thought out and I like how they've gone back to displaying the exif info.
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    The photo is now smaller and the "comments" have been moved off the bottom of the screen. One of the few things I liked anymore about flickr was the social aspect. So they have moved that off the screen, I would assume that the photo is the main thing, but they've minimized that as well. :wtf:
     
  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I have still no got 'used to" the default opening page

    and I still (really) dislike it

    I always use the /?details=1 when opening my flickr page
     
  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    What I'm noticing is that the images are longer scaled to fit but rather are displayed at the nearest standard image size. The problem that I found with the previous scaled-to-fit images is that they looked quite soft, presumably because they were being interpolated on the fly. The images aren't as big as before but they look better to me.
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I agree with you Nic, and you, too, Joe. Just noticed it now while I clicked on one of Dennis's (nippa's) photos. Much better to my eyes thus far.
     
  10. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I'm firmly in Luke's camp on this one. Smaller images + no interaction until you scroll down = neither fish nor fowl. I never had any issue with image unsharpness (might have been there but not to the extent that I noticed).
     
  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    OK, I like the new changes. This is good.
     
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  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Wow, I hadn't seen this. I like it a lot. Any comments and faves are still there at the bottom and it's as easy to grab BB codes and waaaay quicker to display (and copy the URL for) one of the larger or smaller sizes. I can't think of anything I ever do with Flickr that's harder and most of what I do with it is easier. I didn't DIS-like the way it was, but I much prefer this, with all of the information at the bottom, rather than to the side. I felt like I usually had to go full screen to really look at the photos before - not so much with this layout...

    -Ray
     
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  13. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi SC Regular

    35
    Jun 3, 2011
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    I like it too. Seems a little bit on the old Flickr style.
     
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  14. El Guapo

    El Guapo SC Regular

    176
    Feb 3, 2014
    Very handy that to post image on flickr and then make a link on your favourite forum :)
     
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  15. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    You lot are very quick to forgive, and forget... :rolleyes: Remember why all this started? So that Flickr could insert adverts in photostreams to monetise their service through advertising revenue rather than subscriptions? Are you happy to have other people make money from your images?

    I'm not.
     
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  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I guess since I've had the paid version I never saw the ads, so out of sight, out of mind. Hence, it never actively bothered me. Now that you mention it, I suppose I could work up a small lather, but probably not. I don't look at it as people making money from my images so much as making money by creating a meeting space for photographers. Either interpretation is probably valid.

    And really, I was never making any money from them anyway, so it's no money out of my pocket, even if you DO look at it that way...

    -Ray
     
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  17. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

    561
    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    The main change affecting me is that Flickr no longer allows insecure connections to their site.
    This means apps and software such as Adobe PhotoElements or Snapseed can no longer place images into your Photostream.
    Just more work really.
     
  18. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Well they have changed the API, so it's up to the developers to modify their software to reflect that
     
  19. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Any site that sells yearly subscriptions to host your images is also making money from your images.
     
  20. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Quite. But THAT is under MY control. Under Flickr's current business model, if you search "Kauai" in my Flickr stream (if I still had one) you would find my photos of Bali Hai, Kilohana, Na Pali etc interspersed with ads for products over which I have absolutely no control from suppliers with which I may not wish to be associated - Wal-mart or Apple, for instance.

    Over my dead body.

    I will choose where, when and how to monetise, or not at all.