Flickr is now 1TB FREE

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  • Tonka 21 May 2013 07:09:22 20,025 posts
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    1TB is quite a lot.
    I'm considering completely ditching iPhoto and switch to a new setting where I keep images backed up on Flickr and in folders on my NAS.

    I rarely spend time tuning them up anyways. I just want to keep them somewhere for posterity and the occasional photo book.

    Do you guys have any recomendations for this kind of thing? I guess it's now more a question of filemanagement .

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Siobheon 21 May 2013 07:25:48 76 posts
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    That's fantastic. I used to upload to Flickr but I was concerned about running out of space. I'll start putting loads more on now. I have 2 hard drives which I use but having a copy online is much better.thanks for the notice.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 21 May 2013 07:49:34 37,379 posts
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    I'll be able to get my old photos now. There's a few I don't have backed up locally... I think.

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  • Syrette 21 May 2013 07:57:16 43,108 posts
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    Great, somewhere to stash all that porn I've accrued.

  • Whizzo 21 May 2013 08:08:41 43,038 posts
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    1TB is a mindboggling amount of space to give away free.

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  • neilka 21 May 2013 08:12:45 15,678 posts
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    Is 1TB more than a teraflop?
  • Fab4 21 May 2013 08:29:50 5,980 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Is 1TB more than a teraflop?
    Yes. In the same way an apple is more than an orange :)
  • Dougs 21 May 2013 08:35:35 66,722 posts
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    Are they sneaky and claim they own the rights to anything stored though?
  • smoothpete 21 May 2013 08:46:21 31,361 posts
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    Ok that is actually awesome news
  • Deleted user 21 May 2013 08:51:07
    That is insane and I'm not sure I trust it. How on earth is that sustainable?! I'm still fighting the nerd boner I got when updating my Galaxy Note landed me 50gb of free Dropbox space.
  • Blerk Moderator 21 May 2013 08:52:59 48,225 posts
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    That's.... rather a lot of free space!

    Do people generally like Flickr? I've never paid them much attention but it seems almost rude not to take 1TB of free space as an online backup if nothing else.
  • binky Moderator 21 May 2013 08:53:09 9,457 posts
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    Cool news, though I wonder why they didn't tell me this when I paid my annual sub in Feb? :-/
  • neilka 21 May 2013 08:56:31 15,678 posts
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    It's even more space than ecosse's competing picture sharing site, Glittr.
  • mrpon 21 May 2013 09:07:36 28,487 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    It's even more space than ecosse's competing picture sharing site, Glittr.
    I don't really want this translated: http://www.glittr.de/Gang

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Blerk Moderator 21 May 2013 09:08:33 48,225 posts
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    binky wrote:
    Cool news, though I wonder why they didn't tell me this when I paid my annual sub in Feb? :-/
    I can think of at least one reason! :)
  • mcmonkeyplc 21 May 2013 09:12:24 39,387 posts
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    How many ads per pixel?

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • bunglebonce 21 May 2013 09:23:02 2,108 posts
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    I've subbed for a Flickr 'Pro' account for at least 3 years. I think that's always given me unlimited uploads - I've never used it too heavily so I've never hit the ceiling with it, at least.

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  • Tonka 21 May 2013 09:43:31 20,025 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    1TB is a mindboggling amount of space to give away free.
    Still... storage is getting cheaper and cheaper. The cost of this compared to the free marketing etc etc plus they really needed to do something to get back on peoples radar PLUS most people won't come close to 1TB

    But yeah. It's a pretty huge number.

    Will be interesting to see how google responds. Their 15GB now seem rather puny

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Weebleboy 21 May 2013 09:55:33 367 posts
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    Hmmm, I used to have a Pro account many moons ago, but let it lapse. Logging in this morning doesn't seem to show me my old sets.
  • Tonka 21 May 2013 10:41:26 20,025 posts
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    That's a bit shit

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Deleted user 21 May 2013 10:42:58
    Great news on the extra storage.

    But i hate the new design. I'm not one to normally bemoan layout changes, but its awful.

    It great for normal social sharing of photos but it doesn't allow the eye to rest. The photos aren't given to room to breathe. Its too cluttered, too intruding, and i hate that all of my photos automatically now go onto the black box.

    I used to have a daily routine where i just scroll through the new photos by contacts. Photo deserve plenty of white space!
  • Murbal 21 May 2013 10:43:51 21,941 posts
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    So theoretically I could upload all my photos here as backup; it is possible to keep them all private isn't it? Never really used Flickr.
  • TarickStonefire 21 May 2013 10:47:30 2,903 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    That is insane and I'm not sure I trust it. How on earth is that sustainable?! I'm still fighting the nerd boner I got when updating my Galaxy Note landed me 50gb of free Dropbox space.
    A terabyte isn't that much really. I mean, it's a hell of a lot of storage for free, but it's not exactly going to break Yahoo, methinks they can lay their hands on that sort of storage pretty economically.

    Flickr's supported by ads and given the traffic Flickr must get I imagine Yahoo has done the sums here.

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • Maturin 21 May 2013 10:55:58 2,892 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    So theoretically I could upload all my photos here as backup; it is possible to keep them all private isn't it? Never really used Flickr.
    Yes you can keep everything private. Or just share it with certain people.
  • bunglebonce 21 May 2013 11:45:40 2,108 posts
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    @Murbal that's what I've been doing most recently.

    With my existing Pro account, it looks as if I can keep that running for as long as I want, but they're not offering that type of account to new customers.

    FAQs.

    I currently pay $25 for the pro a/c, offering "unlimited" storage. The new 'ad free' a/c is $50, and the 2TB account is $500! I think I'm in a fortunate position with the unlimited storage, and no ads for half the price is great, but in all likelihood I'll never pass 1TB in the next handful of years.

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  • cubbymoore 21 May 2013 11:46:50 36,468 posts
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    I can't think of the last time anyone used flickr. So I guess this is one way to get people's attention. Not that anyone's going to get close to using that amount.
  • kalel 16 Jun 2013 17:23:59 86,417 posts
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    Well, flickr is utterly broken now as far as I can tell. Slow, bugged and basically unusable. One of the most pointless re-designs I've ever known. An incredibly useful if not near essential site ruined.

    Such a shame. Desperately hope they sort it out. They'll be making an utter fortune from it now, so we can only hope.
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