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Flickr Pro plans?
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:42:40 pm »
The price of a Pro subscription seems to be doubling to ~$50pa, thanks to Smugmug/Oath, on next renewal.  Have to say that at that price I'll probably looking to wind it all up, which is a shame.  Plans?

https://www.flickr.com/lookingahead
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Jaded

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Re: Flickr Pro plans?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 11:38:08 pm »
I’ve been a pro user and am sort of thinking to stay that way at the moment in a ‘you get what you pay for’ way. Who knows where it will end.
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David Martin

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Re: Flickr Pro plans?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 12:05:18 am »
Same here. Pro user, will stay as I have ~15k photos on there.
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Re: Flickr Pro plans?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 06:41:22 am »
Free Flickr is being limited to 1000 photos.  Bang go more forum images.  Sometimes, competition just means "they're doing it so we can get away with it too".
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Flickr Pro plans?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 10:42:55 am »
I may stay.  Though looking at the list of new features below still not convinced, and there's no guarantee that the fee will not keep increasing, due to 'new features' being added.  I have ~4500 images, but most are 'not doing anything', and it's by no means a complete back-up of photos.


Pros get these perks:

    Unlimited Storage. The only limit is your imagination. All Pros may now upload as many photos as you can take, always at full resolution.
    Ad-Free Browsing. Focus on what matters with a fully ad-free Flickr experience for you and your visitors.
    Advanced Stats. See which of your photos are trending now, and which have performed the best over the life of your Flickr Pro account.

Plus all these great new Pro-only features:

    Premier Product Support. Skip the line. Flickr Pros now receive priority assistance from our new world-class support team. Available now.
    More Partner Discounts. Save on photography essentials. Discounts on Creative Cloud from Adobe, 50% off a custom portfolio site on SmugMug, gear from Peak Design, and more. Coming November.
    Advanced Stats on Mobile. Stats in your pocket. All the photo stats you know and love, available in the app. Coming November.
    Increased Exposure. All Pro members as of January 1, 2019, are eligible for priority exposure in the next iteration of Explore. Coming early 2019.
    New 5K Photo Display Option. Look your best. Your images are beautifully optimized for any screen, from smartphone to jumbotron. Pro images display at resolutions up to 5K. Coming early 2019.
    10 Minute Videos. More time to tell your story. Play back videos for up to 10 minutes, increased from 3. Coming early 2019.
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Re: Flickr Pro plans?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 07:01:50 pm »
I ended up adding a heap of pics onto Google Photos as I just have them for easy access, then deleting from Flickr to stay below the 1000 threshold. I only had about 1300 images on Flickr, $49.99 seems a bit steep for an annual charge for what amounts to 3-4gb.