Time to dump Flickr?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MacNut, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Got a email that Yahoo is shutting off access to =Google accounts. I liked the idea of having a separate account for Flickr that was different from my original Yahoo account. Now that they are shutting off access I am thinking about leaving. I like what 500px is doing so I am moving there.
     
  2. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I got that email too. Signing in with a google account has been a pain anyway so probably correct to address this. But another bloody email account, this gets tiring. I guess that's the option no matter what we choose, though.
     
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Well past time.
     
  4. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I still have a good amount of contacts on Flickr, so I haven't dumped them completely. However, I do find that I have been spending more and more of my time on 500px though.
     
  5. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    500px seems to be more focused on the craft and not just a place to post pictures. It looks like a more professional environment.
     
  6. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I would agree with you. However, I feel there is more of a "human" interaction on Flickr (by that I mean, I'd rather have people leave a comment as to why they like a picture I post rather than just hitting the "like" or "favorite" button). Although I much prefer the look and feel of 500px over Flickr anyday.
     
  7. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Yahoo seems to have a new strategy with Flickr, I wonder what there new plan is. Is this a part of a bigger plan to pull in all of their services.
     
  8. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Whatever their new strategy is, it clearly is not working. I have several photog friends who have drastically scaled down what they post on Flickr, or just plain stopped posting on there. I don't know what Yahoo is thinking, but it's not sitting right with a lot of their customers (myself included).
     
  9. Razeus, Jun 6, 2014
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    Razeus macrumors 601

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    Flickr needs to decide what it wants to be. To me, Flickr is for serious photographers. The pros, the amateur's, the semi-pro. It's for photography enthusiasts.

    The problem is that Flickr is gunning for an Instagram like business. That's a complete opposite of that their users are. I think their new redesigns are hurting them. Not to mention that stupid Yahoo! Sites bar at the top of every page.

    I've drastically reduced what I post there as well. I need to work on getting my 500px going. I'm actually thinking about forgoing those kinds of sites all together and just building my own website.
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I hear you on building your own website. The problem with Flickr, 500px or whoever is it might fit your needs today, but a little down the line after you have invested your time and effort into developing your albums etc, they go and change it.
    I simply don't have the time or skill to look into my own though. So for now I'll put up with it.
     
  11. LV426 macrumors 6502a

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    Upgrade didn't work

    I tried to login to flickr using my Google credentials, then got the warning about an upgrade to a Yahoo account being required. It said to login to Google one last time to start the upgrade. So... presented with a Japanese login page. After that, just a blank screen.

    Nicely handled, boys.
     
  12. iMacBooked macrumors 6502a

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    That's so true! I think Flickr should start thinking about their long term plan, because if they're really going to continue doing things the Instagram way, they will lose lots of the more professional users.
     
  13. lJoSquaredl macrumors regular

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    I honestly enjoy using Flickr the most. I find it to be the best experience for posting photos, that I've seen so far anyways. Having said that, once I get enough portfolio work, and enough reason to get one, I will have and pay for a Krop site once the time comes.
     
  14. CharlieBrandt09 macrumors 6502

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    I just started using 500px. I love the layout and the community. It's really, really nice.

    I refuse to have ANOTHER email, purely for Flickr.

    However, how do you embed your 500px photos on forums, like this one? Maybe I am not looking hard enough.
     
  15. ocabj macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to share photos in a social media sandbox, then Flickr is still a viable platform.

    If you want to share photos on the web and just need a hosting, Flickr still satisfies this, and quite well.

    Now if you simply don't like their Terms of Service and want to leave, then I don't know what options exist out there with the same type of interaction as Flickr aside from 500px. I paid for 500px for a year, and never went back. There really wasn't much in 500px that I wasn't getting from Flickr in terms of user interaction. As far as hosting photos, 500px didn't offer me anything either.

    I still use Flickr, but very sparingly. I use it more to share photos on the web while still maintaining copyright control (e.g. posting on flickr doesn't give flickr rights to use your photos royalty free, like with FB or Instagram). But even then, I have my blog (VPS hosted on Linode) and my Zenfolio account.
     

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