From today, Flickr offers more space to users. Yahoo’s long acquired photo service has gone bigger and more generous giving 1TB of storage space for your (full resolution) photos.
The 1TB offered, though, will come with ads; which I don’t mind if I am given so much free space. If you want to go ad-free then you would need to pay a $50 yearly subscription.
If you want to go even bigger, you can buy an extra TB for another $500 per year.
Space, though, is not the only thing that has changed with the photo sharing/storage service. If you go to Flickr you will also notice a brand new design. And guess what, it has the downward flow design that we became familiar with from Pinterest.
It seems that every major web service company out there is using such a design to make their website more accessible, modern looking and easier to navigate.
One thing I really like with the new design is that at the top-right hand corner of your screen, you will notice your account’s picture. If you hover over it then you will be able to see a window that shows a distinguishable bar. The bar indicates how much space you have left/used in your Flickr account, which is pretty convenient for monitoring your space usage.
In the same window you will also see two buttons, each giving you an option to buy more space or go ad-free respectively.
In general, this was a much-needed revamping of the Flickr service. Both that Flickr offers more space and the new design will give it a push to compete with other brands out there.
I wonder whether the “release” of these changes has been planned prior to the formal acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo, or whether it was just a coincidence.