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2013-05-20 07:56:18 PM
How long would it take to do a terabyte of Photos?
 
2013-05-20 08:01:39 PM
i2.cdn.turner.com

It's on Twitter, guys. So it  legit!
 
2013-05-20 08:07:32 PM

karasoth: How long would it take to do a terabyte of Photos?


They had a little slider graph on the site - it was something like 280,000 24-megapixel photos . . .
 
2013-05-20 08:10:57 PM
Nice! I still actually use Flickr.
 
2013-05-20 08:17:22 PM

mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.


Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream
 
2013-05-20 08:27:39 PM
Free version has ads, and no stats.
 
2013-05-20 08:38:45 PM

FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream


You take good pictures bro
 
2013-05-20 08:44:55 PM
I don't know what Flickr was like before Yahoo, but when I was posting photos on there it was pretty easy to use. I let my paid membership lapse because I couldn't afford it. But if I had the spare cash and needed to post photos, I'd use Flickr again.
 
2013-05-20 08:50:16 PM
So if I just change the extension of an mp3 to read "jpg" can I just upload my music collection?
 
2013-05-20 08:50:40 PM
Do they have a tool like Picasa (even unofficial)?  I really like having a simple photo organizing software that I can use to edit/organize my photos and decide what to upload.  I don't like all the mucking things up Google has done to Picasa, and would love to move to a new service.
 
2013-05-20 08:52:58 PM

FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream


I agree - it looks pretty nice!

also, pimping my photostream
 
2013-05-20 08:54:00 PM
But how many of them can you actually share without a Pro account?
 
2013-05-20 08:55:27 PM
The last time I used flickr there was a monthly upload limit. It was a pretty cool site, but seriously?
 
2013-05-20 09:02:39 PM

mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.


I haven't for a while, but this is certainly making me want to come back.

I do not have a cool photostream to share.  I joined Flickr mainly so I had someplace online to dump images for Fark.
 
2013-05-20 09:05:02 PM
All your photos are belong to us.
 
2013-05-20 09:11:04 PM

ratagorda: FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream

You take good pictures bro


Thanks - glad there is a place to share them AND learn SO much from other photographers

/no, not an employee, just one of those sites that I really enjoy using
 
2013-05-20 09:11:20 PM

FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream


0-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2013-05-20 09:13:36 PM

MrSteve007: FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream

I agree - it looks pretty nice!

also, pimping my photostream


Very nice bud (added as contact)!

Always wanted to do some underwater pics but too timid so far.
 
2013-05-20 09:15:36 PM

Tumunga: FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream

[0-media-cdn.foolz.us image 253x750]


Haha!
 
2013-05-20 09:18:52 PM

Mantour: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 620x367]

It's on Twitter, guys. So it  legit!


Speaking of screwing it up, what's up with Fark's main page?
 
2013-05-20 09:18:55 PM

karasoth: How long would it take to do a terabyte of Photos?


If downloading porn, about an hour.
 
2013-05-20 09:26:31 PM

Mantour: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 620x367]

It's on Twitter, guys. So it  legit!


It's not just in her tweet, it was in the official press release. I'm not saying the acquisition works, but putting that level of snark in the official PR took ovaries.
 
2013-05-20 09:38:08 PM
I really like the redesign I was just complaining that they haven't kept pace with Smugmug. But what is with the cost to double your space? $500 a year?
 
2013-05-20 09:55:26 PM
I use Flickr, but I'm not stupid enough to use it as the sole repository for any of my images.  I've known of people who do.
 
2013-05-20 10:01:17 PM

Carth: I really like the redesign I was just complaining that they haven't kept pace with Smugmug. But what is with the cost to double your space? $500 a year?


It's a tax on people not smart enough to open a second account.

Using multiple accounts for 5GB free each is more trouble than it's worth but for an extra TB and saving $500? Totally worth it. Not that I would do that. Even with scanning in my childhood photos at a high DPI, I have nowhere close to a TB of photos.  In a way this would make more sense coming from Google since Google Glass's camera is likely to generate a need for tons of space (or maybe Google is counting on that as a revenue source).
 
2013-05-20 10:05:54 PM

MrSteve007: FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream

I agree - it looks pretty nice!

also, pimping my photostream


Man, each time I look at someone else's photostream, I think "What the hell am I doing wrong?" This is mine, and while I'm happy with some of the stuff I have, it just blows my mind what you guys (and others) can capture. Just practice, practice, practice I guess!
 
2013-05-20 10:07:52 PM

EngineerAU: Carth: I really like the redesign I was just complaining that they haven't kept pace with Smugmug. But what is with the cost to double your space? $500 a year?

It's a tax on people not smart enough to open a second account.

Using multiple accounts for 5GB free each is more trouble than it's worth but for an extra TB and saving $500? Totally worth it. Not that I would do that. Even with scanning in my childhood photos at a high DPI, I have nowhere close to a TB of photos.  In a way this would make more sense coming from Google since Google Glass's camera is likely to generate a need for tons of space (or maybe Google is counting on that as a revenue source).


That was my first thought too. The only people I could think of were professionals who could write it off as a business expense.

I hope Google matches the 1TB of storage for gmail/drive/picasa
 
2013-05-20 10:18:16 PM

Crescens: MrSteve007: FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream

I agree - it looks pretty nice!

also, pimping my photostream

Man, each time I look at someone else's photostream, I think "What the hell am I doing wrong?" This is mine, and while I'm happy with some of the stuff I have, it just blows my mind what you guys (and others) can capture. Just practice, practice, practice I guess!


Less nude models might help.
 
2013-05-20 10:21:59 PM
I have a Flickr Pro account, and those are being discontinued.  Soon we'll all have "free" accounts with ads (dammitsomuch).  Or pay $50 (twice as much as a Pro account) for ad-free.

Used to be, the free accounts had a 300mb per month upload limit.  Will that be the case with the new free accounts?  I can't find it in the FAQ.
 
2013-05-20 10:35:03 PM

Merry Sunshine: I have a Flickr Pro account, and those are being discontinued.  Soon we'll all have "free" accounts with ads (dammitsomuch).  Or pay $50 (twice as much as a Pro account) for ad-free.

Used to be, the free accounts had a 300mb per month upload limit.  Will that be the case with the new free accounts?  I can't find it in the FAQ.


I just uploaded 2 gigs of photos on a free account. So I'm guessing there is no limit.
 
2013-05-20 10:36:55 PM

Merry Sunshine: I have a Flickr Pro account, and those are being discontinued.  Soon we'll all have "free" accounts with ads (dammitsomuch).  Or pay $50 (twice as much as a Pro account) for ad-free.


I think if you are Pro, you can continue Pro as it is.  Again, they aren't too clear on it.

Used to be, the free accounts had a 300mb per month upload limit.  Will that be the case with the new free accounts?  I can't find it in the FAQ.

I think those restrictions are gone.

I am most unhappy with the interface redesign.  It is just too cluttered for my liking.
 
2013-05-20 10:42:56 PM

Crescens: Man, each time I look at someone else's photostream, I think "What the hell am I doing wrong?" This is mine, and while I'm happy with some of the stuff I have, it just blows my mind what you guys (and others) can capture. Just practice, practice, practice I guess!


Let's see... a crusty sweat-sock, fleshlight that looks like it hasn't been cleaned in a year, stained underwear coated with pubic hairs, blurry pornographic image on the TV...

Maybe it's your choice of subject?

/just sayin'
 
2013-05-20 10:43:27 PM
so my pro account I just renewed is pointless, thanks Yahoo
 
2013-05-20 10:47:52 PM
 
2013-05-20 10:57:19 PM

WhippingBoy: Crescens: Man, each time I look at someone else's photostream, I think "What the hell am I doing wrong?" This is mine, and while I'm happy with some of the stuff I have, it just blows my mind what you guys (and others) can capture. Just practice, practice, practice I guess!

Let's see... a crusty sweat-sock, fleshlight that looks like it hasn't been cleaned in a year, stained underwear coated with pubic hairs, blurry pornographic image on the TV...

Maybe it's your choice of subject?

/just sayin'


Welp, if that's what's linked I'm not sure what's going on because I def don't have anything like that. o_O
 
2013-05-20 11:03:52 PM

FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream


Looking at a bunch of nature photons, then a random Mokona
 
2013-05-20 11:07:56 PM
So I tried it out since I haven't used it in years. There's still a limit of 200 photos per batch when uploading and photos fail to upload for no particular reason. Looks like they've done a lot of work to make the interface more Apple like but the nuts and bolts underneath are still as clunky as ever.
 
2013-05-20 11:08:56 PM

Carth: PacificaFitz: so my pro account I just renewed is pointless, thanks Yahoo

You aren't limited to 1 TB if you're a pro user. You have unlimited storage as long as you keep your pro account.


Although storage and bandwidth are unlimited, they do come with a caveat. Flickr Pro users are limited to image sizes of 50MB and video sizes of 500MB. If you want to upgrade to the larger file sizes, you'll need to convert from a Flickr Pro to a free account.

That sounds an awful lot like Pro users are getting dicked over.  I sincerely doubt any pro user was actually using more than 1TB of space for photos, and the 50MB limit for individual photos would affect pro users more than anyone with a free account.

It's the unlimited bandwidth and "ad free" that seems to be the defining line between the two now.  If you use Flickr for business purposes and don't want to worry about going over a limit that will render your links inoperable, then a Pro account is for you.  However, Yahoo isn't allowing any new Pro accounts to be set up.  It's pretty clear they are aiming for a high storage, low bandwidth use model, which is to be expected since disk is so cheap.
 
2013-05-20 11:24:31 PM
I absolutely hate it, as it is now, for a variety of reasons.

- shoves my contact's photos in my face as soon as I get there. Very annoying.
- photostream looks like a half-assed collage which I never meant my photos to be viewed as
- cover photo and buddy icon are useless sitting at the top of every. single. page.
- Set icons show extreme close up of the center of the photo instead of smaller whole photo
- collections are gone
- No beta - no warning - fark you - our design is more important

And that's just what affects me. The general consensus on the Flickr forum is, well, let's just say people are f'ing pissed.

Part of the new design has potential, but not if you can't adjust it to taste and remove what you don't want. Even if they go back to the old design, I'm still out. I can't trust a company that makes such sweeping changes on a dime without warning. I prefer to retain control over how and in what order my work is viewed and flickr has become too much of a hindrance in this area.
 
2013-05-20 11:25:09 PM

Lsherm: That sounds an awful lot like Pro users are getting dicked over.


Ding ding ding! As a long-time user of the Pro service, I'm not very happy about this. It's like the AT&T "unlimited" data plan thing all over again.
 
2013-05-20 11:25:56 PM

karasoth: How long would it take to do a terabyte of Photos?


Not very long if they allowed you to upload RAW files (which they don't.)
 
2013-05-20 11:30:59 PM
There's photostream pimping going on in this thread?  Oh lawd...
 
2013-05-20 11:33:08 PM

MrEricSir: karasoth: How long would it take to do a terabyte of Photos?

Not very long if they allowed you to upload RAW files (which they don't.)


Actually....

(From another forum)..."OK, I'm pissed. This whole "Free Terabyte!" campaign is very misleading. With the free account you are limited to 300MB per month.  So to add my 50GB of photos it would take 13.8 years. 291 years to fill up the whole TB.
Thanks Yahoo."


It seems many others are hitting that 300MB limit and commenting on it as well.

I've also read that Pro accounts that have already been activated will still cost and function as they always have with no new limits being placed on them. A huge savings from the $500 a year plan and far more allowed uploads per month than the free TB.
 
2013-05-20 11:38:55 PM
Yahoo! is a very desperate company right now.  They are not vetting their main page well.  We have had a lot of infections on client machnes coming from links right off the main page.  Ads can infect you without even clicking on them.  I am telling my clients to stay far and wide of Yahoo!  Hopefully they can turn it around.
 
2013-05-20 11:47:54 PM

MrSteve007: FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream

I agree - it looks pretty nice!

also, pimping my photostream


you sir, take nice pics. helps to have good subject matter, but still!
 
2013-05-20 11:51:55 PM

Crescens: MrSteve007: FuLinHyu: mongbiohazard: Nice! I still actually use Flickr.

Same, and so far, I like the new look.

My photostream

I agree - it looks pretty nice!

also, pimping my photostream

Man, each time I look at someone else's photostream, I think "What the hell am I doing wrong?" This is mine, and while I'm happy with some of the stuff I have, it just blows my mind what you guys (and others) can capture. Just practice, practice, practice I guess!


same... i have a flickr pro account, but it's mostly a stream of family pics, with only a few stabs at artful captures.
 
2013-05-20 11:52:44 PM

iaazathot: Yahoo! is a very desperate company right now.  They are not vetting their main page well.  We have had a lot of infections on client machnes coming from links right off the main page.  Ads can infect you without even clicking on them.  I am telling my clients to stay far and wide of Yahoo!  Hopefully they can turn it around.


You make a good point of the fact Yahoo has always been behind the curve technologically.  They've never pushed any envelopes really.  They just.. exist... somehow...
 
2013-05-21 12:01:27 AM

EngineerAU: So I tried it out since I haven't used it in years. There's still a limit of 200 photos per batch when uploading and photos fail to upload for no particular reason. Looks like they've done a lot of work to make the interface more Apple like but the nuts and bolts underneath are still as clunky as ever.


i'm sure none of the clunkiness has anything to do with a bunch of folks checking it out today.
 
2013-05-21 12:06:33 AM

HexMadroom: EngineerAU: So I tried it out since I haven't used it in years. There's still a limit of 200 photos per batch when uploading and photos fail to upload for no particular reason. Looks like they've done a lot of work to make the interface more Apple like but the nuts and bolts underneath are still as clunky as ever.

i'm sure none of the clunkiness has anything to do with a bunch of folks checking it out today.


The web has been around for quite a while. They should by now know about usage surges and be able to scale up for them, especially when they're the result of a planned event. They're Yahoo not Joe's Discount Web Hosting.
 
2013-05-21 12:19:41 AM

Alonjar: iaazathot: Yahoo! is a very desperate company right now.  They are not vetting their main page well.  We have had a lot of infections on client machnes coming from links right off the main page.  Ads can infect you without even clicking on them.  I am telling my clients to stay far and wide of Yahoo!  Hopefully they can turn it around.

You make a good point of the fact Yahoo has always been behind the curve technologically.  They've never pushed any envelopes really.  They just.. exist... somehow...


The prime example is someone I know who bought a Gateway laptop and the homepage was Yahoo!  They went and signed up for a free email account and it's now ten years later and they're loathe to try and migrate to somewhere else and figure it all out.

Unfortunately just buying shiat isn't going to make them competitive.  When they were trying to be competitive the entire Yahoo! experience was clunky and convoluted and inconsistent, something it has largely taken Google years to get to (but they have gotten there finally).

The best thing they could have done was sell off assets and trim down to core essentials and ride out years of name brand recognition.  It just seems unlikely that throwing money around is going to put them in a league which Google has spent a decade working to get to.

I'm pretty sure Marisa Meyer will be the name behind the tanking of it when the cash runs out if she hasn't abandoned ship long before that.
 
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