New look Flickr adds 1TB of storage for all users

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flickr-new-look.jpgFlickr has just received a massive redesign, and with the fresh lick of paint for the photo-hosting service also comes the news that all users will now have 1TB of storage space to fill up through the site.

The site’s new desktop design makes photos the focus – an obvious one you’d think for a photo-hosting website, but years of mismanagement had, until today, left Flickr feeling a bit like a web design relic. Images are now displayed in a collage-like scrolling gallery on user’s profile pages, ready to be blown up to full screen with a click.

Slideshows too now also display in screen, with support for displaying gigantic resolutions through the site. The added storage space should alleviate concerns over pushing full-res images to the site too: Flickr estimate that the 1TB upload allowance will be enough to store 537,731 high resolution photos (though did not care to share what resolution that number pertains to).

There’s also a new Android app available in ten languages to go along with the existing iOS offering, with Flickr looking to court mobile users as well as desktop based image archivists.

And tying up all of Yahoo’s services nicely, Flickr will also now share to the newly-acquired Tumblr blogging platform.

Gerald Lynch
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