On Thursday, Yahoo announced the launch of its new and improved Flickr that is set to hit iOS, Android, Mac and Windows immediately. The updated version of this beloved app is aimed to gain popularity through the high storage space it now offers.
The new Flickr will offer each and every one of its users a total of 1 TB of space to store all the pictures and videos that they want to. Flickr’s aim is to promote itself as the picture service that lets you store the pictures for a whole lifetime.
1 TB roughly means 500,000 pictures that users can have for years to come. And Flickr was nice enough to consider certain annoying aspects of similar services and rid users of their uselessness.
For example, Flickr will automatically delete duplicate uploads and will offer tools like batch uploads and batch delete, to help users organize their content faster and make their way through the large amount of pictures.
Also, a wide range of search tools will be available in the updated version. Users will be able to use the new Unified Search and find pictures in the service according to date, place and even depth of field. But what makes it truly advanced is the fact that it allows users to search according to entire phrases, such as “red dawn” or “blue sea”.
Another important fact about the new Flickr is the fact that private pictures that users want to store just for themselves stay private and are not included in searches. Only public content will be assessed when rendering search results. Also, all uploads are marked private initially and it is up to the user what he wants to share from there on.
As for the pictures themselves, they can be edited in detail in a very easy way, because Flickr will offer large amount of filters. So pictures will be ready to be posted at a touch of a button.
Flickr has been bought by Yahoo back in 2004, after it had become the most popular photo sharing service at that point. Its victory over competitors like DeviantArt made it the obvious choice for Yahoo and since then, Flickr has made it through the years in website and the app form.
Now its main competitor is Instagram, but the chances of success for Flickr stay dim, since Facebook’s Instagram is a mammoth of the field. But with this new 1 TB storage space it has very good chance of surpassing smaller contenders such as Amazon or Dropbox.
Overall, the new and improved Flickr will offer a highly improved serves to its users and will offer them the virtual space to store memories of an entire lifetime. Also, with the comprehensive editing tools, all of these memory will look fashionable and flawless.
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