Flickr No Longer “Free”?

As someone who posts hundreds of photos for this blog, Flickr and it’s 1TB storage has been a lifesaver – I would have gone over the WordPress 13GB limit within weeks :’D

Unfortunately, the company has recently announced that it will rescind the 1TB storage beginning January 1 2019, limiting users to 1,000 photos for free accounts. Which spells bad news (for me, at least) because even though I’ve only been using it for less than a year to link to my blog posts, I already have over 2,000 photos lmao.

The only option would be to upgrade to a Pro account for 50$. It’s a fairly reasonable price considering you get unlimited storage, but that would mean more expenses running this pet project that I don’t really get money out of lol. On the other hand, I DO want Flickr to be a viable, long-term and sustainable business – I can just imagine the pain of having all my photos deleted if ever the company shuts down.

One way around this would probably be to create new email accounts every time, upload to the 1,000 limit and then move on to a new one – but it’s too much of a hassle.

So, hello, added expenses!


One thought on “Flickr No Longer “Free”?

  1. This is just sad. I’ve been a Flickr user for almost 10 years and I never thought that things would come to this. From a free 1TB storage to a 50 USD Pro account, my photos exceeding the 1,000-photo capacity are being held hostage unless I pay $50. 😦

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