On 17th March 2022 Flickr announced some new terms of service and there has been some confusion about it. The part where it says “we’re limiting free accounts to 50 non-public photos (e.g. photos marked as private, friends, family, or friends and family” is not right.
On the same day via Flickr official Twitter account they have actually said “The free limit is remaining at 1000 photos. The change is that only a maximum of 50 images can be marked as private on free accounts“. Hopefully this should clear things up now.
I think the Flickr announcement needs to be changed as soon as possible because many thought that Flickr would limit free accounts to just 50 photos. I think personally Flickr has gone down hill in recent years especially when SmugMug purchased Flickr back in April 2018+.
I used to use Flickr a lot pre-2019 for adventures around Second Life but nowadays I upload stuff now and then. I preferred when free accounts had the ability to upload more than 1, 000 photos without being deleted. In the mean time I will remain being a free member until things change in the near future hopefully. I will review upgrading to Flickr Pro if the limits get raised again.
I have added my new Flickr photos on my blog on the right hand side along with the Flickr link in the social links area.
Price Breakdown For Flickr Pro
- 2 Year Plan: £4.66/month – billed every two years
- Annual Plan: £5/month – billed annually
- Monthly Plan: £6.99/month
Other Photo Sharing Sites
Imgur, Instagram, Twitter, 500px, Google Photos, Amazon Prime Photos and ImageShack are some interesting photo sharing sites to try out.
What do you think of new Flickr TOS ?