Soon after SmugMug bought Flickr from Yahoo last year, we knew there would be changes. Today, the most significant change for some people goes into effect. Previously, a Flickr Free account gave you 1 TB of storage for nothing (well, for the opportunity to expose you to other Yahoo services and likely sell your information to third parties, not to mention what was lost in multiple security breaches). Now, a free account is limited to 1,000 photos and videos.
Over at Download.com, I’ve written a how-to guide on what to do if you have more than a thousand photos, but don’t want to jump to the $50 yearly Flickr Pro level. This is particularly important for people who were active on Flickr in the early days and then drifted off during the Yahoo years, since they may have old photos stored at Flickr that might not be easily accessed.
Read the article here: How to download your Flickr photos before it deletes them.
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