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Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by Lightmancer, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It Looks Like Flickr is Now For Sale

    When Yahoo bought flickr I described it as being like a toddler that pulls the wings off a butterfly and wonders why it doesn't fly anymore...
     
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  2. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Hey, they can sell it to Google... who can finish it off completely. :crying:
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    my main hope is that Facebook doesn't buy it.
     
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  4. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    681
    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Maybe Microsoft? :hide:
    They have some interesting tech (Photosynth, ... ) but no popular photo-sharing service? (At least that I know of)
    Connecting Photosynth and Flickr in some ways could possibly be interesting?
     
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Oh jeez.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Free unlimited storage for life..... I wonder if that will continue
     
  7. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    564
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    This site will have a lot of holey threads if Flickr disappears.

    (Holy Threads, Batman)

    -R
     
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  8. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    It'll be worth something to someone since it's probably the biggest photo sharing site of its kind*. Let's hope they can find a way to make it more social/engaging.**
    I've been pleasantly surprised with Microsoft lately. I have a Signature Edition Dell XPS13 (=Windows 10 without any crapware) and it's a nice, modern OS. And they haven't screwed up Minecraft lol.

    Microsoft acquiring Flickr would be a good thing in my book.


    *Catering to folks that like to store high-rez/full-rez files on the cloud.
    **Wait, I'm turning into a recluse. Screw that ;)
     
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  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Ipernity... just sayin' :)
     
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  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I've bailed from ipernity. The free version is not really useful, and I can no longer afford the paid one. The Aussie dollar took a big dive and its now simply beyond my meagre resources.

    Anything else? Photobucket is awful.
     
  11. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Ah, just leave'um in boxes and on hard drives, and let the grand kids fight over'um!:coffee-79:
     
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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...
    I like Flickr and hope they get bought by someone who continues to maintain it. I don't personally care about all of the social stuff, but as a place to post photos, organize them into albums, link to from other sites (like here), and share them with friends and family and other interested parties, I've never used anything I like as much, let alone more. There were growing pains a couple years ago when they first changed to the current format, but it didn't take long to fix the glitches and lately it's been running as well as ever.

    It takes a lot of crap around here, but I'll be damned if I've ever seen the downside. I tried ipernity for a while, but frankly found it a pain in the butt to get around on and share from... I hope it sells to someone committed to keeping it going...

    -Ray
     
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  13. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It's the ads, Ray. That's what I objected to. If anyone is going to monetise my photography it's me, not Melissa Mayer. I've found Ipernity to be like Flickr was before they started titting about with it. Never had a problem navigating or sharing from it.
     
  14. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I've been paying $25 per year for the "pro" account and I never see any ads. Beyond that I don't care. I've also sold more than enough stock stuff through their Flickr Marketplace thing to more than offset the $25.

    I know that's an issue for you, but it's never been one for me. I figure they're in business and need to make money to keep the site open.

    -Ray
     
  15. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    You don't see the ads, Ray. Someone without a pro membership viewing your stream will. They are embedded in your work. You have no control over that, or over what ads are shown in juxtaposition with your photos. That's totally unacceptable to me. There are many other ways to monetise - the ads are a very clumsy way to do so.
     
  16. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    681
    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    As far as I know members with PRO accounts will not get ads inserted into their photo stream. Even if someone without an account views them.
    (I've never seen any ads in my photostream, whether logged in or not. )

    But yeah, the free accounts are basically rendered unusable if ads are inserted amongst the photos.
     
  17. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    John,

    Have you tried the photo import function in Win10? It bites the big one.

    Check this: Windows 10 photo import is a thing of evil and I found a work around!

    Cheers, Jock
     
  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I've never seen ads in my photo stream or in any of the streams of other people I look at, whether they're free or paying members. So I guess for $25 I buy myself out of any exposure to ads on Flickr. I'm not judging anyone else's tolerance (or lack of it) for how they do stuff, but it doesn't bother me...

    I much prefer it to google which knows everything I've ever looked at anywhere online and torments me with it on so many sites, including some publications I have paid subscriptions to. On Flickr I never see any ads, on my stream or anywhere else...

    -Ray
     
  19. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I used to have a pro account, and went back to free last year. And I use ad blockers on Firefox. Either way, I never see any ads there.
     
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  20. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Terms of a flickr pro account:

    Flickr Pro

    Also, flickr's official response to a Petapixel article published in late 2014 regarding the displaying of ads.

    If you do have a free account you can still direct people to look at you photostream and albums through a third party site like fluidr.com where both you and they won't see ads.

    I also note with interest that the Photographer's Lounge is another website requires you to pay a subscription so that you don't see ads.
     
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