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The Flickr user thread

Discussion in 'photo' started by JTC, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. eguth

    eguth pfm Member


    She doesn't look 'old' to me. I really like this shot. It reminds me of when I used my 35mm Pentax portrait lens to such excess that other photographers accused me of bias.
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  2. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    Here's mine - a non--organised bunch of stuff, some just temporary for transfer, others more valuable, to me anyway. I'm still not quite sure what this is all about except that I enjoy trying to capture certain moods, moments and images. Feels like an experiment where you don't know the result for maybe many years.
  3. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    I’ve only got one picture on the site!


    Dear friends,

    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.

    With gratitude,

    Don MacAskill
    Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Geek

    SmugMug + Flickr

    Use and share coupon code 25in2019 to get 25% off Flickr Pro now.

    Join Pro now
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  4. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I had the same email - even though I cancelled my pro subscription earlier this year.

    I don't think this bodes well for 2020 as I can't see them raising a huge amount of money.
  5. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    These kind of letters smack of desperation and will only worry current users who might start to think looking for another platform.
  6. George J

    George J Herefordshire member

    I had the same email as above, and I do not subscribe to the Pro- facility. I have a rule that anything that requires a regular annual or monthly subscription is not on when the budget is so slim.

    I only use FLIKR for posting pictures on the PFM, so if the ability to have a free hosting service were to be withdrawn then my few photos would disappear, which would hardly be a tragic.

    I have always been mystified by how the finances of the internet work!

    If a free service is offered I am happy too use it modestly, but I do not depend on it and if reality begins and such a service ceases then the loss is not huge.

    Best wishes from George
  7. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I got the email but fell asleep halfway through reading it. In any case, I've forgotten my Flickr password so don't use Flickr at all these days.

    PS the person who decided to name their company SmugMug deserves a slap.
    Tony Lockhart likes this.
  8. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC


    I got the same email as well this morning, as has been said does not look good for Flickr long term.

    However most have iClouds from either our email provider or internet provider so if stretched I doubt anyone will have too many issues if it fails to find alternatives.


  9. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Let me know if you find one. A storage and viewing platform is worth a sub to me. That was one shit letter btw, FFS get to the point was my reaction.
  10. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

  11. sandy8

    sandy8 pfm Member

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  12. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

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  13. sandy8

    sandy8 pfm Member

    Thank You, I live in a beautiful corner of the world which makes it easier.
  14. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    @sandy8 Gosh they are some seriously crackin' photos .
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  15. sandy8

    sandy8 pfm Member

    Thanks Baz, pics from my life and various systems I've had in the last 20 years.
  16. joel

    joel Painter of Dragons, Maker of Mirrors

    One from 2017

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