Flickr accounts to change

Joshua Slocum

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#1
I have had an email about the take over of Flickr by Smugmug
for many years I have kept a flickr account used to be a pro one then it came free with BT Yahoo
now its just the free one
its very useful for hosting images and swapping them to other sites
however Smug Mug plan to take over soon, I have read their terms and conditions, but frankly its all above my crusty bonce
any one have any thoughts, or should I just let it migrate over ?
Flickr's Privacy Policy
 
#2
I think it's safe to migrate.
I use Flickr as well and I was worried about potential copyright issues. I didn't want to find Smugmug suddenly claiming that all my photos were theirs to do with as they liked.
The second paragraph in Section 6 - User Content - in Smugmug's 'Terms' ( Flickr Terms and Conditions ) put my mind at rest. However, the third paragraph seems a bit odd! I assume from this that Smugmug reserves the right to use people's photos when advertising Smugmug and its services. Which seems fair enough.
So I'm going to go with it.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
I think it's safe to migrate.
I use Flickr as well and I was worried about potential copyright issues. I didn't want to find Smugmug suddenly claiming that all my photos were theirs to do with as they liked.
The second paragraph in Section 6 - User Content - in Smugmug's 'Terms' ( Flickr Terms and Conditions ) put my mind at rest. However, the third paragraph seems a bit odd! I assume from this that Smugmug reserves the right to use people's photos when advertising Smugmug and its services. Which seems fair enough.
So I'm going to go with it.
Ta Muchly, I dont like changing, and I guess if they start to charge I will still stay as I have a lot of contacts on there
 
#4
I think it's safe to migrate.
I use Flickr as well and I was worried about potential copyright issues. I didn't want to find Smugmug suddenly claiming that all my photos were theirs to do with as they liked.
The second paragraph in Section 6 - User Content - in Smugmug's 'Terms' ( Flickr Terms and Conditions ) put my mind at rest. However, the third paragraph seems a bit odd! I assume from this that Smugmug reserves the right to use people's photos when advertising Smugmug and its services. Which seems fair enough.
So I'm going to go with it.
I've used Smugmug for years for selling photos and they seem ok.

No idea why they bought Flickr though, they're not really directly competing
 
#5
Just got an email today notifying that free Flickr accounts will be changing from 8 Jan and will then be restricted to 1,000 photos. If I want to have more I'll have to pay $49.99 annually and upgrade to Flickr Pro (I think it's pay in dollars only)

After February 5, 2019 any free accounts that contain over 1,000 photos or videos will have content actively deleted (starting from oldest to newest date uploaded) to meet the new limit.

Maybe I got the email before with all the other junk but just deleted it but I must admit I didn't know this was coming. I'm just an amateur photographer taking photos for my local rugby club for the past years. Not sure I want to fork out the money.

Are there (free) alternative image hosting sites that are on par with Flickr? @Joshua Slocum Or should I just resign myself to thinning out my photostream so there's only the better 1000 shots... A bit of a pain it doesn't take that long to collect 1000 photos these days...

How long before Pitchero rugby club website group does the same with their uploaded photos I wonder...
 
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Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
Just got an email today notifying that free Flickr accounts will be changing from 8 Jan and will then be restricted to 1,000 photos. If I want to have more I'll have to pay $49.99 annually and upgrade to Flickr Pro (I think it's pay in dollars only)

After February 5, 2019 any free accounts that contain over 1,000 photos or videos will have content actively deleted (starting from oldest to newest date uploaded) to meet the new limit.

Maybe I got the email before with all the other junk but just deleted it but I must admit I didn't know this was coming. I'm just an amateur photographer taking photos for my local rugby club for the past years. Not sure I want to fork out the money.

Are there (free) alternative image hosting sites that are on par with Flickr? @Joshua Slocum Or should I just resign myself to thinning out my photostream so there's only the better 1000 shots... A bit of a pain it doesn't take that long to collect 1000 photos these days...

How long before Pitchero rugby club website group does the same with their uploaded photos I wonder...
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
Just got an email today notifying that free Flickr accounts will be changing from 8 Jan and will then be restricted to 1,000 photos. If I want to have more I'll have to pay $49.99 annually and upgrade to Flickr Pro (I think it's pay in dollars only)

After February 5, 2019 any free accounts that contain over 1,000 photos or videos will have content actively deleted (starting from oldest to newest date uploaded) to meet the new limit.

Maybe I got the email before with all the other junk but just deleted it but I must admit I didn't know this was coming. I'm just an amateur photographer taking photos for my local rugby club for the past years. Not sure I want to fork out the money.

Are there (free) alternative image hosting sites that are on par with Flickr? @Joshua Slocum Or should I just resign myself to thinning out my photostream so there's only the better 1000 shots... A bit of a pain it doesn't take that long to collect 1000 photos these days...

How long before Pitchero rugby club website group does the same with their uploaded photos I wonder...
You could open more than one account ? I do that I keep a private and a works one, the other one is Tumblr that does not seem to have a limit, my Brother takes pics as part of his business I shall ask him what he uses
 

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