Steve Oldham Photography

Landscape and Travel Photographer from Manchester, England

Posts tagged ‘Yahoo!’

All New Flickr – update

Last week I blogged my thoughts on the redesign at Flickr.

I’d now like to update my comments. I mentioned that the “Share” and “More” options on the photo page didn’t work in Chrome or Firefox, just in IE. Well I’m pleased to report that this is partly fixed! I can now use Flickr in Chrome, just like I should be able to! As for Firefox – well this still isn’t working, so still work to be done by Flickr in that regard.

I mentioned in my last post about Pro accounts, and how if you have one you can keep it, but they aren’t available for new users. Well if you want to keep your Pro account, it’s worth checking that it is set to auto-renew as if it expires, it’s gone for good!

Now I just need to work some more shots and drive some footfall to my Flickr galleries!

All new Flickr

So I’ve been experimenting with the new designs on Flickr.

First impressions: I like the larger images. I like the layout of my Photostream. I’m not convinced by the home page. And it doesn’t all work in my browser.

In some more detail, the images are now shown in a much larger size, justified on both sides of the screen. It looks good. Some images are super large. Better still. Nice black background.

However, when you click through to a specific image, the “Share” and “More” options aren’t working for me in either Chrome or Firefox. They both work in IE, but I hate IE and never use it normally!

I’m not particularly enamoured with the design on the home page, which now has 90% of the screen dedicated to your contacts most recently uploaded images, with the right hand 10% linking to Groups, Explore and the Blog.

The other big change relates to storage. 1TB free for all users, including full resolution images, but the introduction of ads to pay for it. Pro accounts are no longer offered, but if you had one you can keep it – and then you get unlimited storage, no ads and continue to keep your stats.

All in all, it’s good to see Yahoo! putting some investment into Flickr after so long. The changes are mainly positive and I think it’s a good step forwards.