We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.
SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. With SmugMug, we’ll continue to focus on you, the Flickr members who inspire us all with your work.
Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience as you do now. We will continue to work to make your Flickr experience even better.
We think you are going to love Flickr under SmugMug ownership, but you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.
Read more detailed FAQs about this transition on the Flickr Blog.
We’re happy that Flickr is your home for photography and we look forward to the next chapter in our adventure together as we join the SmugMug family.
A me flickr come servizio piace parecchio.
interfaccia vecchiotta ma funziona bene, la gestione del caricamento delle foto è facile, pratico caricare molte foto in un colpo solo, gestione album ecc.
Mantengono un ottima qualità, l'aspetto poi che preferisco è la gestione dei link per condivisione su forum/social e tutto il resto, in altri non ho mai trovato la stessa "completezza".
La parte social non ci ho mai badato molto...
lo trovo interessante per fare ricerche, vedere foto scattate con determinate ottiche o fotocamere o accessori (per farsi un'idea della resa), visto che è un database enorme da cui pescare.
Mi spiace se diventa a pagamento anche l'uso base "attuale", ma non credo andrò a fare un abbonamento...
dov'è scritto che diventa a pagamento anche nel base?
spero di siano già preparati ad un discreto calo del numero degli utenti, nel caso...
La descrizione che il pezzo de La Stampa dà di SmugCoso lascerebbe pensare a una svolta, inoltre.
SmugMug è una sorta di eccezione per la Silicon Valley: l’azienda controllata dalla famiglia che l’ha creata è completamente privata, rifiuta gli investimenti di capitale di ventura (o l’idea della quotazione e acquisizione) ed è focalizzata sui servizi per appassionati di fotografia, disposti a pagare pur di avere un servizio personalizzato, privato e ben curato. L’azienda offre quattro livelli di abbonamento e servizio, pensati per il fotografo occasionale sino al professionista. In questo momento in cui i servizi gratuiti che monetizzano gli utenti, come Facebook, sono nel mirino per violazioni della privacy ed eccesso di raccolta di informazioni, SmugMug ritiene che suo modello di business per persone che sono disposte a pagare pur di avere servizi efficienti, su misura e con il totale rispetto della privacy siano in crescita.
di certo io non pagherò per le mie incredibili foto di nuvole, fiori ed insetti
Si non ci sono notizie "certe" che diventerà a pagamento, certo gli account flickr verranno unificati a quelli smug...e il piano base di smug da 3.99 dollari come servizi è simile a quello base di flickr (anche se offre qualcosina in più), dunque boh.
Oddio, spero di no.
Io uso Flick salutariamente in realtà (oramai carico una cosa ogni tanto), ma mi piace l'idea di una vetrinetta senza troppe pretese dei miei scatti "migliori" ( ).
Anche io mai cagato più di tanto la parte social, diciamo che la uso come archivio e fonte per link esterni.
Un anno feci pure il premium, ma francamente mi sparassero 4€ al mese valuterei di mollare tutto e stop... per quello che lo uso, alla fine...
Ho cominciato a ricevere like da fotografe che nel proprio profilo hanno solo ritratti delle proprie chiappe, saranno professioniste?
L'incredibile, inattesissimissimissima svolta.
Important updates to your Flickr account.
This is an important service email we’re required to send to all Flickr members because the terms and conditions of your membership are changing.
Let’s be candid. The strength of Flickr has always been you.
Flickr at its best is a place to connect, to discover, and to evolve as photographers and lovers of photography. This is the world’s largest photographer-focused community. Together, this newly independent community can shape the future of photography itself.
Today we are announcing important updates to our Free and Pro account offerings to better align Flickr with its mission.
Free accounts will soon be limited to 1,000 photos or videos. Flickr isn't Flickr without the contributions and participation of our free members, and we remain committed to a vibrant, free offering.
Flickr Pro is better than ever, and at less than half the cost of Apple, Amazon, or Google, it’s the best deal in photography—hands down. In addition to the unmatched community you love, Pros get these perks:
Unlimited Storage. The only limit is your imagination. All Pros may now upload as many photos as you can take, always at full resolution.
Ad-Free Browsing. Focus on what matters with a fully ad-free Flickr experience for you and your visitors.
Advanced Stats. See which of your photos are trending now, and which have performed the best over the life of your Flickr Pro account.
Plus all these great new Pro-only features:
Premier Product Support. Skip the line. Flickr Pros now receive priority assistance from our new world-class support team. Available now.
More Partner Discounts. Save on photography essentials. Discounts on Creative Cloud from Adobe, 50% off a custom portfolio site on SmugMug, gear from Peak Design, and more. Coming November.
Advanced Stats on Mobile. Stats in your pocket. All the photo stats you know and love, available in the app. Coming November.
Increased Exposure. All Pro members as of January 1, 2019, are eligible for priority exposure in the next iteration of Explore. Coming early 2019.
New 5K Photo Display Option. Look your best. Your images are beautifully optimized for any screen, from smartphone to jumbotron. Pro images display at resolutions up to 5K. Coming early 2019.
10 Minute Videos. More time to tell your story. Play back videos for up to 10 minutes, increased from 3. Coming early 2019.
If you are a free member with more than 1,000 photos or videos, you will have ample time to upgrade to Pro (for 30% off your first year) or download your photos and videos.*
*Free members with more than 1,000 photos or videos uploaded to Flickr will no longer be able to upload new content after Tuesday, January 8, 2019 unless they upgrade to Pro. After February 5, 2019, free accounts that contain over 1,000 photos or videos will have content deleted -- starting from oldest to newest date uploaded -- to meet the new limit. Members may always choose to download content over the limit at any time prior to these dates.
New Simple Login! Coming in January, there will be no need for a Yahoo account to use Flickr.
From the start, Flickr has been an act of co-creation. Today marks a new beginning. Together, let’s create the future of photography.
Flickr—the world’s most-beloved, money-losing business—needs your help.
Two years ago, Flickr was losing tens of millions of dollars a year. Our company, SmugMug, stepped in to rescue it from being shut down and to save tens of billions of your precious photos from being erased.
Why? We’ve spent 17 years lovingly building our company into a thriving, family-owned and -operated business that cares deeply about photographers. SmugMug has always been the place for photographers to showcase their photography, and we’ve long admired how Flickr has been the community where they connect with each other. We couldn’t stand by and watch Flickr vanish.
So we took a big risk, stepped in, and saved Flickr. Together, we created the world’s largest photographer-focused community: a place where photographers can stand out and fit in.
We’ve been hard at work improving Flickr. We hired an excellent, large staff of Support Heroes who now deliver support with an average customer satisfaction rating of above 90%. We got rid of Yahoo’s login. We moved the platform and every photo to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the industry leader in cloud computing, and modernized its technology along the way. As a result, pages are already 20% faster and photos load 30% more quickly. Platform outages, including Pandas, are way down. Flickr continues to get faster and more stable, and important new features are being built once again.
Our work is never done, but we’ve made tremendous progress.
Now Flickr needs your help. It’s still losing money. Hundreds of thousands of loyal Flickr members stepped up and joined Flickr Pro, for which we are eternally grateful. It’s losing a lot less money than it was. But it’s not yet making enough.
We need more Flickr Pro members if we want to keep the Flickr dream alive.
We didn’t buy Flickr because we thought it was a cash cow. Unlike platforms like Facebook, we also didn’t buy it to invade your privacy and sell your data. We bought it because we love photographers, we love photography, and we believe Flickr deserves not only to live on but thrive. We think the world agrees; and we think the Flickr community does, too. But we cannot continue to operate it at a loss as we’ve been doing.
Flickr is the world’s largest photographer-focused community. It’s the world’s best way to find great photography and connect with amazing photographers. Flickr hosts some of the world’s most iconic, most priceless photos, freely available to the entire world. This community is home to more than 100 million accounts and tens of billions of photos. It serves billions of photos every single day. It’s huge. It’s a priceless treasure for the whole world. And it costs money to operate. Lots of money.
Flickr is not a charity, and we’re not asking you for a donation. Flickr is the best value in photo sharing anywhere in the world. Flickr Pro members get ad-free browsing for themselves and their visitors, advanced stats, unlimited full-quality storage for all their photos, plus premium features and access to the world’s largest photographer-focused community for less than $5 per month.
You likely pay services such as Netflix and Spotify at least $9 per month. I love services like these, and I’m a happy paying customer, but they don’t keep your priceless photos safe and let you share them with the most important people in your world. Flickr does, and a Flickr Pro membership costs less than $1 per week.
Please, help us make Flickr thrive. Help us ensure it has a bright future. Every Flickr Pro subscription goes directly to keeping Flickr alive and creating great new experiences for photographers like you. We are building lots of great things for the Flickr community, but we need your help. We can do this together.
We’re launching our end-of-year Pro subscription campaign on Thursday, December 26, but I want to invite you to subscribe to Flickr Pro today for the same 25% discount.
We’ve gone to great lengths to optimize Flickr for cost savings wherever possible, but the increasing cost of operating this enormous community and continuing to invest in its future will require a small price increase early in the new year, so this is truly the very best time to upgrade your membership to Pro.
If you value Flickr finally being independent, built for photographers and by photographers, we ask you to join us, and to share this offer with those who share your love of photography and community.
Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Geek
SmugMug + Flickr
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sono di nuovo nella merda
Ricevuta anche io, l'avevo dribblata in automatico
Come servizio è ottimo, funziona bene e non è invaso dalla pubblicità, un po' mi dispiacerebbe se chiudesse.
Certo che per un utente come me pagare un abbonamento è fuori discussione.
Ultima modifica di maxx; 20-12-19 alle 11:00
Comunque interessante il link che mettono, su Verizon... https://www.vox.com/2019/1/23/181948...hutdown-flickr
a me andrebbe bene pagare per quello che già offre...se mi chiedessero un 10 dollari anno li darei, ma un abbonamento da 45 euro anno per quello che ne faccio ha poco senso, forse dovrebbero studiare qualche via di mezzo...anche un pacchetto entrylevel
oppure mettere due banner pubblicitari come su questo forum ai lati