Flickr App Gets Redesign and New Filters

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    Yahoo yesterday released an update for its iOS mail app, and today the company is continuing with its product revamp, launching an updated version of its Flickr iPhone app.
    The new Flickr app features a long awaited redesign, with clean, simple lines and big photo thumbnails, which makes browsing through photos a pleasant experience.

    There's also an included camera, which allows for photo taking within the app, and a set of 16 filters that can be used to apply retro effects to photos, much like Instagram and the newly updated Twitter app. You can also crop and enhance with the built-in photo editor.

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    Sharing tools have been enhanced, adding the ability to share photos simultaneously with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or email. Full Groups capabilities, which were previously reserved for the web version of Flickr can now be found in the app.

    Most impressively, viewing photos is a much improved experience, with a landscape mode full screen view and pinch-to-zoom tools.

    Flickr for the iPhone is a free app and can be downloaded from the App Store.

    Article Link: Flickr App Gets Redesign and New Filters
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    What is the deal with all of this filter c°°°. Very few pro photographers can pull of what the filters strive to emulate, let alone Joe public. Very few pictures do not come out far worse with a filter applied, which makes me question why anyone uses them...
     
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    Too funny!
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Flickr starting to decline...

    Flickr filters, eh? One more reason for me not to renew a subscription with them.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Flickr has been way too static and irrelevant nowadays. I like it but unfortunately I don't know anyone else who uses it really.
     
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    doug in albq

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    Agreed. An example of this is how few posts there are in this topic thread.
     
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    I like Flickr, and am glad it doesn't have a user base like, Instagram lets say. There are actually serious photographers posting on Flickr, and.....wait for it......good photos. This filter crap is just a ploy to get some of the hipster crowd to potentially join, which is fine....but none of the serious users will use the filters, they will continue doing their own post processing.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    You'll be surprised at the quality of photos on Instagram nowadays. A lot of people shoot with their DSLR's and post on Instagram.

    And the point of a photography social network is to connect photographers and show off your work. If no one is using it, why bother posting?

    Agreed about the filters; Flickr shouldn't be doing that. Perhaps integrating a camera app in which you could have full manual control would have been better. Ah well.
     
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    Is this US-only? Seems to have disappeared from the Japanese store at least, and the direct link says it's not available there.

    Eh, not that it matters anyway. I have the old version & to be honest I think I only opened it once.
     

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