Flickr being acquired by SmugMug


jeallen01

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 13:15
The following email was received today
"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.
If you do not delete your account by May 25, 2018, your Flickr account and data will transfer to SmugMug and will be governed by SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy.
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.
Thanks,
The Flickr Team"
K-3 II, K-3 and K-30 (now running the Hacked K-50 f/w, so it thinks it is one of those ), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!) - and now a K-70 from SRS

RobL

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 13:59
Does that mean it is freed from Yahoo!?

jeallen01

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 14:46
No idea (but I assume so) - was just passing on the email info!
K-3 II, K-3 and K-30 (now running the Hacked K-50 f/w, so it thinks it is one of those ), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!) - and now a K-70 from SRS

womble

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 16:21
I wonder if they'll sort out the unholy mess that is Flickr. I moved away in 2013 because I hated the changes so much and the Flickr management clearly didn't give a rat's rear end what their members thought.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Prufrock

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 22:42
womble wrote:
I moved away in 2013 because I hated the changes so much

I've not been using it actively for so long but it still seems pretty useful to me - I get a decent amount of storage and the ability to upload and share images quickly. I'm sure there are better options, but it suits me for now.

A few pictures on Flickr

stub

Link Posted 21/04/2018 - 22:53
I think Flickr is great...But fear it wont be free much longer...
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 22/04/2018 - 07:24
I like Flickr a lot - I get a large amount of free storage (I'm currently on 2.4% and have just over 5000 photos there) which can be used to link to external sites such as this forum and there's a decent social side in the groups. I hope none of that changes but until it does I won't worry about it.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

womble

Link Posted 22/04/2018 - 09:54
It is not what Flickr does or how useful it is that I objected to, it is how butt-ugly it is compared to its old user interface of early 2013.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Algernon

Link Posted 22/04/2018 - 10:32
I can't understand why any photographer would use a nag site like Flickr to try to show photos to other people. If like me the viewer isn't a member or they are using someone else's PC , or they just don't want to log in....Flickr blocks off their viewing with a permanent nag window This makes the site unusable... they are obviously more interesting in harvesting email addresses etc. than showing their members work to potential clients.

If your expecting business from Flickr nobody would deal with you because your obviously an idiot

This is just a screen grab from a site I chose at random.....




Twitter is the same.... Nag! Nag! Nag!

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 22/04/2018 - 10:41

jeallen01

Link Posted 22/04/2018 - 10:37
OK, almost "everyone" has a moan about Flickr - but has anyone any experience of using SmugMug?
K-3 II, K-3 and K-30 (now running the Hacked K-50 f/w, so it thinks it is one of those ), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!) - and now a K-70 from SRS

JAK

Link Posted 22/04/2018 - 11:06
Whatever happens photos can be uploaded directly to here without the need for a hosting site.

For temporary hosting Imgur is quite good, however Imgur keep images available as long as they are receiving at least one view every six months. If not they maybe deleted.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 22/04/2018 - 11:10

AndrewH

Link Posted 22/04/2018 - 12:00
I don't mind flickr, and when I've shared photos to non-users they've never mentioned the annoying pop-ups.

What I didn't like was how complex (well I found it so anyway!) logging in was, with a Yahoo ID rather than an email address...I kept forgetting my ID and resetting it was a nightmare as email addresses were already linked to other things etc. If it frees flickr from Yahoo IMHO that can only be a good thing!
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derek897

Link Posted 22/04/2018 - 12:24
I can only hope that flickr continues to pretty much as it is, for the way I use it, I can't fault it.
The ability to view images on Flickr from this forum is excellent as images directly uploaded to this site are too small IMHO.
Derek
I know what i like, If not always why.

kh1234567890

Link Posted 22/04/2018 - 22:02
Quote:
Flickr blocks off their viewing with a permanent nag window

There is something up with your browser - the nag window can be closed.



Flickr Stream

pschlute

Link Posted 22/04/2018 - 22:58
I find Flickr a very useful bug free utility. I hope it continues as it is.
Peter



My Flickr page
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