In a statement released on Tuesday, photo sharing site Flickr announced that its desktop Auto-Uploadr tool, which automatically and privately uploads images to a user’s account, is now available only to paying 'Pro' customers. Users with free accounts must upgrade to Pro to continue using the tool.

Flickr Pro offers a few benefits over free accounts, including ad-free browsing, access to additional stats, discounts on Flickr merchandise shipping, a 20% discount for Adobe Creative Cloud Photography and, as of yesterday, exclusive use of the Auto-Uploadr tool. 

Flickr Pro is temporarily discounted by 30%, putting it at $34.99 for a year’s subscription.

Via: Flickr