Warning to All Flickr Users!

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A reminder for all flickr users on-site that if you have more than 1000 photos in your account then flickr is going to lock your account to uploading very soon and will delete back to the 1K limit. Please take a moment to either register for one of their annual plans or reduce your photo count or to start moving your content to another account. Note they have said photos will be DELETED on accounts over the 1K limit so this isn't something you can put off if you don't have copies on your own computer/harddrive (which you should!)




    Personally I've never had issues with flickr and used to pay happily before they went totally free access. I've enough stuff there and happy service and no desire to make my own website/host so for me I'm remaining. Others might feel free to try out and use other services. This thread isn't for hostilities toward flickr/other members and is purely here to help spread awareness and inform on the situation.


     
  2. Fujidave

    Fujidave Blue eyed and Beautiful Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, as the Flickr staff were fantastic and managed to help me get my account back up I payed for Pro as come the summer I will clear over the 1,000.
     
  3. Peeb

    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    I happily pay already. I'm staying put there.
     
  4. Tony Ballas

    Tony Ballas TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the Info. I do have a Flickr account which is a free one. I also have a Smugmug Website and actually had it before they bought Flickr. You know the worst of it? I seldom have been posting to either one even though I’m still taking pictures and photographs. Go figure??
     
  5. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Darn it now I've got pro back I'm addicted to checking my photo stats again! The view counter must go up!!
     
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  6. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I've been trimming my photos.
    They have a Zip Download for each Album now
    So you run the Zip download - the 2nd from the right (down pointing arrow)
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    Click Create ZIP file
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    Then at the top right notifications
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    notifications dropdown
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    Click on the link in the email section to download your ZIP file
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    then go back and delete the album with the trash can icon.

    I'm using multiple windows so it's a quick process now. One window to initiate the download, the other for the InBox emails.
     
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  7. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For me its not a worry - if my whole flickr died tomorrow I'd still have all the photos - the only thing I wouldn't have is a nice neat website showing them all and any links or embeds I've made will break.


    Also of interest is that now flickr pro users get commercial display rights. Historically you couldn't host on flickr and then have your photos embedded into commercial websites - now you can!
     
  8. Braineack

    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I took advantage of the special promo pricing when it was first announced. I still think it's the best photo sharing/storing platform. But I hope this does weed out users who just use it as a cloud storage for their random cell phone pics and homemade porn.
     
  9. vintagesnaps

    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Porn?? how come I never saw that on Flickr?? lol I missed out!

    I had maybe 10-20 photos or so at most at any given time, I'd usually rotate out what I posted there. I've hardly used it lately and have I think one picture on there. Guess maybe I ought to get on it sometime, or I'll just delete it.
     
  10. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    you never checked out @Braineack's photos then had you ?
    LOL
     
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  11. Fujidave

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    I had to go Pro on Flickr, as come the summer I will clear over 1,000 plus the Flickr staff were fantastic and helped me recover my yahoo account. On a funny note yahoo staff were rubbish.
     
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    From the Cats group I'm in:

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