SmugMug acquires Flickr, are you affected?

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SmugMug acquires Flickr, are you affected?

I saw this news as a message in my Spam mailbox, and thought it was a hoax, but it is confirmed by a story on DPreview today.

My hunch is that SmugMug costs more, and Yahoo never made significant money from Flickr, but I could be wrong on both counts. If true, will Flickr try to discontinue free services?

More important, is there anything Flickr can do to become more popular? Over the years I remember being frustrated by it, first by redundant images in different sizes, then by the difficulty of seeing EXIF, and now by the avalanche of images without descriptions.

My favorite was Picasa, where friends would post images with narration that appeared to the bottom or right side. That could be more entertaining than a Hollywood movie. And photo quality was good - much better than Facebook, which many of my friends use now for vacation pictures.

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