Flickr pro users

dimme

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I am a Flicker pro user and trying to understand the new setup. I read somewhere that existing pro user can renew but nor new pro accounts are being offered. But it does not say the price. I have about 8000 images up and it a flamily album project. Does anyone have any info? What are other pro users doing?

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I just received a email saying if you are a pro user nothing changes, but they do not state the pro price, is it still $25?
 
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SchneiderMan

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I don't mind the ads, and have already switched from pro to a free user. 1TB is plenty of storage for me, and that's what you should ask yourself.
 

AxisOfBeagles

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If you go into the "Your Account" page, and click on "manage your Pro subscription", the old Pro account pricing is still there - for instance, 2-year Pro at $44.95.

But what does that buy you now? Ad-free for $25 instead of $50? Maybe worth it - I'm still ad-free Pro account so I can't compare the ad burdened UX. BUt with 1 TB free, the primary motivation for paying anything is gone.

I'm liking the new UX - but the pricing schema is irrational.
 

Razeus

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I'm still on Pro but may just use the free account when it renews this August. I paid the $25 before so I didn't have a 200 photo limit, unlimited space, got no ads, stats and the ability to replace photos for when I re-edited a photo for whatever reason. That was damn good deal. I'm not even sure why free users even used the site with such harsh limits.

Since the free account doesn't give you stats are the replace photo feature, I'm having to dig deep to see if that's something I can live with, especially for ads.

I'm convinced Flickr wants users on the free tier. The paid options seemed buried in the interface, and even Pro users get a bump on how big of a file you can upload, as it damn near quadruples. I've got a couple of months to decide.

I've already reuploaded my photos (thanks to Flickr's handy "replace photo" feature and the Lightroom built in "republish" Flickr plugin) to 4096px (76 jpeg quality) from my previous standard of 1024px.

I still won't publish the full resolution pics to the internet, but I figure 4096px will look better on my Apple TV, Panasonic Smart TV, iPad 3, and upcoming 4k TV's. I better settle on the resolution because I won't be able to change if if I go with the free 1TB account.

I do wish more sites let you re-edit and replace photos and keep all your stats, favorites, comments in tact the way Flickr does (and why I still think Flickr is superior to everyone else simply for their organizational tools like this). Sometimes upping the resolution due to new formats that happen to come out or because you spot a mistaken or the photo is oversharpened, it's a real handy feature.
 

Sylon

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The biggest thing is, from the way I am reading this article, is that you have to stay on top of when your Pro account will expire, otherwise it'll be downgraded to the free account. No more automatic renewals. But then again, I don't think there were automatic ones, were there? I don't remember, it's been awhile since I last renewed. My renewal is coming up. I wonder if they will still send out reminder emails.


http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/21/flickr-pro-users-grandfathered-in/
 

Elbert C

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The biggest thing is, from the way I am reading this article, is that you have to stay on top of when your Pro account will expire, otherwise it'll be downgraded to the free account. No more automatic renewals. But then again, I don't think there were automatic ones, were there? I don't remember, it's been awhile since I last renewed. My renewal is coming up. I wonder if they will still send out reminder emails.


http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/21/flickr-pro-users-grandfathered-in/
Wrong.

From here.

Your Pro pricing remains the same and your benefits have improved:

Those who remain Pro will retain all their original benefits.
The photo and video size limits will be upgraded to those offered with our new free account.
If you are on a recurring Pro subscription, your payments will remain as is. To see what your current subscription costs, see the previous payment on in your order history.
Pro members will never be automatically transitioned to an Ad Free or Doublr subscription.
 

7enderbender

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I don't like the new user interface and look of the site. So I'll probably not only drop my pro account but flickr altogether. For actual "pro use" I have zenfolio anyway and this was more for family and friends anyway. Nobody can ever leave a halfway decent thing alone.
 

Razeus

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I'm sticking with my $25 a year Pro account. No ads, unlimited storage > 1TB storage, ability to replace files without losing comments, views and favorites, as well as viewable stats.

The $25 is a damn steal and always had been. I'm always surprised that it wasn't more successful as a revenue stream for Flickr. But I guess when you hamper free users to only 200 photos, I can see how people wouldn't use it much.
 
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dimme

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I'm sticking with my $25 a year Pro account. No ads, unlimited storage > 1TB storage, ability to replace files without losing comments, views and favorites, stats.

The $25 is a damn steal and always had been. I'm always surprised that it wasn't more successful as a revenue stream for Flickr. But I guess when you hamper free users to only 200 photos, I can see how people wouldn't use it much.
I am also sticking with my pro account.
 

sim667

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I dont understand.

Im on a pro at the moment, will it retain unlimited storage for me, or not?!
 

Razeus

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Just updated my Flickr to 100% full resolution photos, thanks to Lightroom's built in plug in (allows me to "replace" a photo simply by republishing it).

I also now have all my personal (family & friends snapshots) on there too, which was easy thanks to SocialFolders.me (which always me to take my existing folder structure and have those folders appear as sets on Flickr).

Flickr now holds 8700 of ALL my photos, personal or "professional". It took 2 days to upload, but it's done (Social Folders is WAY faster to upload than using LR or the Flickr's uploader, especially since the folders will appear as sets)
 

sim667

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Yes everything will remain the same for pro users, including the cost.
Ah ok, so its kind of worth hanging onto for the unlimited storage.

So why would anyone take on the 1TB extra for $500? Is it being noobs wont be able to sign up for the pro accounts that existing users have?
 

Razeus

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Ah ok, so its kind of worth hanging onto for the unlimited storage.

So why would anyone take on the 1TB extra for $500? Is it being noobs wont be able to sign up for the pro accounts that existing users have?
Noobs won't even fill 1TB. 99% of the people won't. I follow Thomas Hawk and he says he has over 1TB of photos on Flickr. I'd hate to see him do that on Google+. :eek:

The whole free 1TB is just to make headlines. They could have very well said "unlimited" for everyone and just made a tier for pricing that has the service without ads and provided stats. If Yahoo didn't think $25 Pro accounts where successful, why would they think $50 accounts would? But terabyte is an attention grabber.
 

sim667

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Noobs won't even fill 1TB. 99% of the people won't. I follow Thomas Hawk and he says he has over 1TB of photos on Flickr. I'd hate to see him do that on Google+. :eek:

The whole free 1TB is just to make headlines. They could have very well said "unlimited" for everyone and just made a tier for pricing that has the service without ads and provided stats. If Yahoo didn't think $25 Pro accounts where successful, why would they think $50 accounts would? But terabyte is an attention grabber.
In which case I really dont know what the point of paying $50 is?
 

AxisOfBeagles

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In which case I really dont know what the point of paying $50 is?
We can only assume that one of the following is true:

A. Yahoo believe that 'ad-free' is worth $50 to some people
B. Yahoo have no clue what they're doing
C. Lots of people have no idea how much 1TB is and Yahoo are taking advantage of that
D. All of the above