Let’s talk photo sharing.
Since SmugMug bought Flickr, I’ve been contemplating whether it made sense to give Flickr another shot. Back in the day, I was all over it… looking at my account, I’ve previously shared more than 7,500 images on Flickr.
I like the folks at SmugMug and trust they’re taking things in a good direction. At the same time, I don’t have a single place where I share most of my images now.
Was it time to give Flickr another shot?
And today I saw that Flickr was doing a Black Friday deal for 30% off a year of Flickr Pro. I pulled the trigger.
Why Flickr Again?
Why is it worth diving into the service for a second run? It’s hard to say, but as I look at what the service offers, although the community isn’t what it once was, it’s still a solid technical platform to share photos. Let’s hit some of the features:
- Chronological timeline view, or albums and curated galleries
- Rich metadata display including camera information, locations, tags, and more.
- Mobile apps – a quick look at the iOS app seems to indicate that it’s pretty good on both the iPhone and iPad.
- Easily share from Flickr to other social networks
- Easily embed images from Flickr onto websites… such as here.
- Browse some really great images from photographers around the world
It’ll be interesting to see how things evolve. Here’s what was posted earlier this month for the next steps in upgrading Flickr. I look forward to seeing how things go, and plan to start sharing more images regularly on the service. I used to share lots of photography, and over the past few years that has decreased. 2019 is going to be a year of more social photography for me, and Flickr’s going to be a focus for that. Who else wants to try Flickr again with me?
You can follow my account over here. Let’s experiment together.