After a report published by NBC News, Flickr has taken heat for allegedly letting IBM 'scrape' photos for use in its facial recognition datasets. But the problem isn't what it seems on the surface.
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Mar 9, 2019 at 19:05
In a blog post on its website, Flickr has announced new updates on Creative Commons images and a solution to accounts whose owner has passed away.
Mar 4, 2019 at 17:00
SmugMug is addressing its most-requested feature from Flickr users — a new login process that gets rid of the need for Yahoo credentials.
Feb 7, 2019 at 17:10
The company cites user feedback and "complications" with photo downloads as reasons for the new date.
Feb 4, 2019 at 23:39
Changes to the way photo sharing website Flickr operates mean starting tomorrow free accounts that have more than 1000 images stored are in danger of getting images deleted.
Nov 1, 2018 at 14:36
Eight months after being acquired by SmugMug, Flickr has announced current and impending changes to its free and paid accounts.
Sep 7, 2018 at 10:00
The new Flickr galleries come with a redesigned user interface and a number of new tools to "facilitate your creativity."
Apr 23, 2018 at 13:05
SmugMug has acquired struggling photography site Flickr for an undisclosed sum, with CEO Don MacAskill promising to give the neglected photo sharing service "the resources that it deserves."
Dec 11, 2017 at 18:30
Smartphones once again dominated Flickr's most popular cameras of 2017, making up half of all uploads, but it's not all bad news for 'real' cameras. In fact, DSLR use is on the rise again.
Oct 20, 2017 at 15:31
Earlier today, Flickr moved its photo book printing service over to a third party services, and stopped offering any wall art options entirely.
Jun 15, 2017 at 18:12
Verizon is planning to combine AOL, Yahoo and a few of its other subsidiaries into a new ad platform called Oath.
Mar 7, 2017 at 18:20
Flickr has announced a new feature called Similarity Search, a deep neural network-based discovery engine that is designed to uncover a wider range of related image results than is possible under the current search system. Read more
Dec 7, 2016 at 19:18
Various iPhone models continue to dominate Flickr's year-end report of the most-used cameras on its platform. Read more
Sep 23, 2016 at 20:41
Flickr Marketplace, the property’s image licensing service, is being shuttered, with the company citing feedback about subpar service as the reason. Read more
Jul 25, 2016 at 15:42
Telecom giant Verizon will acquire Yahoo and its web properties, including Flickr, for $4.83 billion. Read more
Mar 30, 2016 at 01:18
The future of Yahoo and its many operations, including the photo sharing behemoth Flickr, is uncertain. While Yahoo has not specifically said what properties are up for sale, they have given hints to what a new, slimmed down Yahoo might look like. And it doesn't seem to include Flickr. Read more
Mar 9, 2016 at 18:51
Flickr’s desktop Auto-Uploadr, a tool that automatically and privately uploads photos to a user’s account, is now only available to paying 'Pro' customers. Read more
Oct 5, 2015 at 18:03
Project Apollo Archive has uploaded a massive library of high-resolution photos taken during NASA's moon missions and related training exercises. More than 8,400 photos have been published, including scans of original photos taken by astronauts' Hasselblad cameras and some processed photos from film magazines. Read more
Sep 14, 2015 at 21:35
This past weekend Flickr demonstrated an early preview of a 'virtual reality experience' designed for viewing 360-degree panoramic photos. The demonstration used the Oculus DK 2 headset connected to a computer, and allowed wearers to completely immerse themselves within the panorama. Read more
Flickr has re-introduced its Pro level membership after an account structure re-organization removed the option for most site users in 2013. When Flickr upgraded its free members to 1 Terabyte of space with every account, the option for new Pro plans was phased out. Read more
Despite the service's recent major update, Flickr doesn't yet offer a way for users to search content based on camera settings. Shutterdial, a website from photographer Tianhe Yang, fills that void by using the Flickr API to offer photo searches based on four criteria: subject, focal length, shutter speed and aperture. Read more
mobileMay 7, 2015 at 19:25
The updated Flickr for iOS app aims to mimic Apple's camera roll.
Jan 16, 2015 at 22:41
Photo sharing website Flickr has published tables of its members' most used cameras and brands, in which Apple has overtaken Nikon for the first time. Canon remains the most popular brand used, according to Flickr's calculations, but in 2014 Apple knocked Nikon into third place, with Samsung moving ahead of Sony to take fourth. Read more
Flickr has apologized to users upset over its Creative Commons-licensed print options. Effective immediately, all CC images have been removed from its Wall Art printing service. Users are still able to order prints of their own images, photos provided by Flickr’s own licensed artists and photographers who have requested their images be included. Read more
Nov 22, 2014 at 20:32
Flickr Wall Art now allows users to order prints from more than 50 million photographs, the service has announced. This follows Wall Art's arrival in October, and moves to include all applicable freely-licensed Creative Commons images, licensed artists images, and a curated selection of content from NASA. Read more
Flickr has introduced a new service for US users who want to order physical prints of their photographs. Called Flickr Wall Art, the printing feature caters specifically to those looking for high-quality pieces for mounting on walls, with two different options currently being available to registered users. Read more
Getty is back in the news, announcing in an email to contributors that its near 6-year partnership with Flickr has has ended, and will not be renewed. In the letter, Getty stresses the fact that the partnership has been terminated does not affect existing contributors' contracts, and the Flickr Collection will form the the basis of a new 'house collection' on Getty's site called 'Moment'. Click through for more details.
mobileOct 10, 2013 at 17:31
iPhone photographers can now automatically upload their photos to Flickr's free terabyte of cloud storage.
mobileAug 29, 2013 at 17:49
Yahoo's photo sharing social network released a major update to its iOS app today.
mobileMay 22, 2013 at 18:43
What's next for former Flickr Pros, and whether professional photographers still exist.
mobileMay 20, 2013 at 23:07
What do changes mean for Pro account holders?
mobileFeb 11, 2013 at 19:30
Flickr faux pas makes us wonder: Are images on the web ever really private?
mobileJan 31, 2013 at 18:50
We round up the latest news from photo sharing apps.
Jan 17, 2013 at 02:02
The Commons, Flickr's collection of public domain images, is five years old. To celebrate, Flickr has created galleries of the most viewed, 'favorited' and commented-upon images. The Commons was launched in 2008 with 1500 photos, in partnership with the US Library of Congress. Five years later, the collection boasts more than 250,000 images. Click through for more information, and links to the galleries of most popular images in the growing collection.
Dec 12, 2012 at 19:47
Flickr has updated its web interface and released an updated version of its iOS app as it tries to reassert its relevance in a post-Instagram landscape. The refresh of the web interface sees the navigation bar at the top of the site get slimmer, to devote more page space to photos. The 'Explore' page has also been redesigned - taking on the full-width, large tiled design used in the 'My Contacts' page. Flickr has also updated its famously poor iOS app, adding processing filters and better discovery tools.
Oct 8, 2012 at 17:57
Getty Images' scheme for licensing images from the photo sharing site Flickr has added its 500,000th image. The half-millionth image was shot by system engineer and photo hobbyist 'Jiangang Wang' for Tianjin, China, of the Minato Mirai development in Yokohama, Japan. The licensing deal, started in June 2010, allows Flickr members to offer their images for licensing by Getty. If Getty chooses to accept the request, the photographer can choose how to license their images, at rates comparable to Getty's other images libraries.
Jul 20, 2012 at 00:12
When Marissa Mayer was named new CEO of Yahoo recently, Los Angeles-based journalist Sean Bonner posted an appeal for her to 'please make Flickr awesome again', signing it 'the Internet'. On his blog, Bonner commented that Flickr, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2005, needs someone to 'put some support behind it, bring it up to date, give it an actually functional mobile app and commit to keeping it alive'. That appeal went viral, and today Flickr posted a response. Click through to read Bonner's appeal and Flickr's humorous reply. (via wired.com)
May 16, 2012 at 22:42
Flickr has revised its image viewing pages for the first time in several years - finally letting images expand on larger monitors. The long-awaited feature, which Flickr is calling 'liquid' design, uses the largest image it can to fit your browser window, without ever upscaling. This combines with the latest version of 'lightbox' which shows your images as large as it can on the whole screen. Sadly the best results only come for images uploaded since March 1st 2012, for which 1600 and 2048 pixel versions will have been generated.
Flickr has added the option to use the Aviary photo editing service, following Google's decision to close the Picnik service that had previously been offered. Flickr users will be able to make basic edits and image corrections using Aviary which, unlike Picnik, is HTML 5-based - allowing its use on non-Flash devices such as the iPad. However, while Aviary offers similar cropping, filter and sticker options, it loses Picnik's paintable curves adjustments and other more advanced options.
Feb 21, 2012 at 01:34
Venerable photo-sharing site Flickr is reported to be on the verge of its most drastic redesign in many years. The New York Observer's tech blog, BetaBeat interviewed Flickr's 'Head of Product' Markus Spiering, during which he demoed a remarkably Google+-like gallery interface. He also appeared to rubbish the site's clean but rather dated 'small photos, lots of white space and information' appearance. Yahoo says the improved gallery view will apply to the 'From your Contacts' page from the February 28th, with the uploader coming in March. (from BetaBeat) Updated with detail from Yahoo.
Sep 29, 2011 at 23:57
Photo sharing site Flickr has launched an Android app for uploading, browsing and processing images. The image processing - which allows the application of ten filters and effects - is one of a number of features not included in the equivalent iOS app. These features put it squarely into competition with the popular, iOS-only 'Instagram' processing and sharing service. Flickr says an iOS version will follow 'in the coming months.'
Sep 29, 2011 at 23:57
Yahoo has reiterated its commitment to Flickr, adding a 'Photo Session' feature to the photo sharing website. Photo Session allows the user to invite friends and family to join-in real-time slideshow/presentations, during which participants can chat about and even sketch on the images being show.
Eye-Fi has added popular websites including Flickr and Twitter to the list that users of its wi-fi memory cards can upload images to. Changes to the Eye-Fi Manager web application also allow the creation of RSS feeds. 'Direct-upload' options have also been expanded to include Apple's MobileMe and AdoramaPix. This follows the partnership the company has recently established with Lexar.
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