Flickr change(s) for free accounts (and evidently Pro accounts too)

Joodle Fadoodle

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If you have Amazon Prime it includes unlimited photo storage.

Still paid but a lot of people have Amazon Prime.
In my case I don't need storage but a place to post my -expanding- collection of brazilian vintage ads for others to find. I'm not curating this collection for my own, but rather to preserve a bit of history for others to enjoy. Flickr was perfect since people did find it using tags. Not everything is lost since I have been posting the collection on Tumblr, even if the user base there is not ideal. Had it on Google+, but we all know what will happen there... Will probably start re-posting to Twitter and even (cringe) Pinterest.

This will include accounts of people who lost access to their sign-up emails, the accounts of deceased people who might have stored their family photos, or the accounts of people who went inactive for a while and didnt pay attention to the announcements - and who might come back and find their pictures gone forever.
Yes, this is terrible. I feel like downloading all my flickr favs because I have to idea what will happen to so many accounts. :(
 
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In my case I don't need storage but a place to post my -expanding- collection of brazilian vintage ads for others to find. I'm not curating this collection for my own, but rather to preserve a bit of history for others to enjoy. Flickr was perfect since people did find it using tags. Not everything is lost since I have been posting the collection on Tumblr, even if the user base there is not ideal. Had it on Google+, but we all know what will happen there... Will probably start re-posting to Twitter and even (cringe) Pinterest.
For something like that I think Archive.org may have a system that would let you post them for free.
 

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Archive.org is amazing and you should be able to post them there, all free(though they do take donations). I'd highly recommend and doesn't have to be the only place they're hosted, likely won't get the same views as flickr but they're the closest you'll get to a permanent archive somewhere. (eta: and more likely to get other people writing/blogging about an extensive collection of them there than they would on twitter or tumblr)

I'm hoping the new Flickr changes don't effectively kill off flickr commons as well, it's been a really useful resource.
 
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Joodle Fadoodle

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For something like that I think Archive.org may have a system that would let you post them for free.
Archive.org is amazing and you should be able to post them there, all free(though they do take donations).
Thanks guys! I didn't know Archive.org accepted submission like that. I'll look into this. :)
 

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(EDIT: I should have quoted the original post, I didn't originally see that this was 3 pages long already.)

For those who only post screen-resolution photos from their phones, yeah, low-quality Instagram or Facebook will fill those gaps, just like people who think 64kpbs radio stations are listenable.
 
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I have over 1,200 pics on Flickr and decided to go Pro while they had the offer on. I doubt that I'll continue it after the first year though.

I'd go back to Snapzilla but I have forgotten the password and apparently I no longer have the email address it's linked to.
 

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I understand storage and bandwidth can be expensive, but I'm sad that a lot of things currently hosted there will probably vanish. So many cool libraries on the most diverse topics, like art deco, house plans, architecture, old movie stars, foreign movie posters, and so much more. I love browsing all the interesting albums you can find on Flickr. This blows. And 100 picks? Why not a certain amount of space, like 1GB? Not all images weight the same. One's 1000 images could be someone's else 5.000.

I wish there was a place people could upload and the images would just stay there. Something like the archive.org, but only for images. :cry:
There are plenty of options for all kinds of storage everywhere on the web but otoh...tanstaafl. Someone has to pay for it. Maybe not $50/year but for ease, convenience and such, I’m opting to keep our Flickr one more year while we set up a couple of websites, one for SL...and then decide what to do with our Flickr at that time