Mac Users who don't like the new Flickr format

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    That is, the new one, or the new new one... There may be some help from the MAS.

    I bought both the following apps. Flickery first, then F-Stop, because it did more than Flickery. They seem to leapfrog each other but have much the same functionality. What they do, most importantly, is make Flickr much more usable. You can view your contacts photos by latest, or all or whatever (and your own). You can up and download to your heart's content, you can comment from within the apps. The one thing I don't like is that when you get a link for a photo to share, it is always HTML, not BBCode, that is offered up. But, given that its beginning to look like they are going to be dumping the BBCode option in the next iteration of the site, I guess we all have to get used to it anyway. I no longer choose to use the display for a small screen on the iPads... I scroll and get over the annoyance.

    Anyway... why would you bother? Its faster. *Everything* is faster inside the app than accessing via the Flickr web page. Be aware that you'll only ever get a max of 30 shots displayed at once (its all paged in the app) and thats a feature of the Flickr API.

    Links:
    Flickery: http://www.flickeryapp.com
    F-Stop: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/f-stop/id658386191?mt=12

    I am not aware if there is a similar app or apps for Windows or Linux.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I didn't know about this and am still so old fashioned that I like Flickrstacker - at least from my phone and I also from my brand spanking new iPad Air or the Flickr website. My only complaint about the versions available this way are that I preferred the old way of seeing photographs with white around them not black because I like a "white mat effect" for my artwork, not black. I guess they can't please all of us all of the time....so we get used to things, eh?

    My daughter keeps wanting me to go on to Instagram...I tried it a couple of years ago but forgot my password!:blush: Plus, honestly, I like Flickr because I like seeing my photo pals pix - many of whom I know via Amin's sites, but not all...

    Perhaps I should give these a try Sue.
     
  3. staticantics

    staticantics SC Regular

    136
    Oct 15, 2013
    Central California
    Chris
    Why do you think this? The BBCode option is there in the new iteration, and is so widely used, it isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
     
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Please tell me where it is, because when I access the sharing option I dont get BBCode and it isnt anywhere for me to choose it. (I;m talking about the beta site, I hope you are, too)
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Now I'm really confused - I thought you were talking about new apps, Sue.

    I still don't have access to the Beta site which is fine by me from the sounds of things.:popcorm2:
     
  6. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike
    While not a mac user, I had the same problem with the beta site (they had changed my original to beta without me asking and eliminated opt out of beta). I emailed them and said I'd cancel my account and switch to another service if it wasn't changed back. 5 days later they took me off the beta version.
     
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  7. staticantics

    staticantics SC Regular

    136
    Oct 15, 2013
    Central California
    Chris
    Sure, i've been using the beta for several weeks now. Here's the BBCode sharing instructions:

    Click on the share square. Click on the Thumbtack/Pushpin, select your dimensions and voila, BBCode.
    It doesn't say BBCode, but the pushpin implies BBCode.
    ooNunJm.
     
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  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    You know, thats my problem. When I hit that link, all I get is HTML. No BBCode. I'll try again.
     
  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Don't be confused. staticantics sidetracked the thread. However my comment about HTML links from within the apps still stands. UNLESS its affected by what you choose from the website. I'm going now to see if I can get a BBCode link from the beta site, and from the regular site... then back to the apps to see if its just picking up my last preference.
     
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  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    OK, yes I see the link. Chose it, got it, pasting here (yes I know I posted elsewhere, this is just for the exercise)


    [edit] And nope. F-stop appears to only share to specific sites (Facebook, Twitter, email etc) no link available though I was sure it was earlier, and Flickery still only doing HTML. Oh well, thats what it will be then. I like the faster photo browsing from within the app, especially contacts I haven't looked at for months.
     
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  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    The thing is, Mike, we are going to be stuck with it, regardless of the negative feedback they might get. I haven't sent any at all, just waiting for it to be completed. Now I can get that BBCode I can say I don't mind the newer version, its an improvement on the old when you select a photo. It seems a bit easier to find things but I do wish they would stop changing stuff for its own sake, just to be trendy. That is really annoying.
     
  12. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    They have to, to evolve and maintain a viable business model against the other photo sites.

    Kodak didn't. Look what happened to them.
     
  13. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    The competition is hardly as good. Nobody else gives 1TB free and nobody else has the established social aspects which is what a lot of people use Flickr for. I don't see their need to "evolve" to something that looks like every other site, at all. They are already different and better, but now they are homogenising and although it won't make any difference to my use of the site, I still maintain it was not necessary, at all.
     
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  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    they changed it enough that I left....and I wasn't even THINKING of leaving.
     
  15. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    For the curious

    Here's a screenshot, mostly for BB...

     
  16. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Ahh so thats why I never see anything from you. Where did you go?
     
  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I haven't figured that out, yet. :cool: I'm still going to use their free storage, but everything is private. I will share some here, and I may start a blog post or something for a regular outlet.
     
  18. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I've said it before and I shall say it again.

    Ipernity.

    I don't *need* a Tb of online storage - and I would not trust Yahoo with anything important. I also find Ipernity considerably more social than Flickr ever was.

    To each their own. Yahoo pulled the wings off the Flickr butterfly and I left. It sounds like they are now breaking it's legs one by one.

    Oh, and Ipernity doesn't bury BBCode... ;)

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  19. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I thought about ipernity again. Rejoined. Falling dollar means its now over $70AUD for two years, and I just don't want to pay that much. I dont want to revert to the same kind of restrictions the free Flickr had before (which is why I paid up for 2 years at a time there)

    Oh, and the BBcode is not buried. I just couldnt see it.

    If push comes to shove, I'll get my own website again, and see how it goes.