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    1. Member fresh_paint's Avatar
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      05-18-2018 11:34 PM #1
      Well my friends the time is near... no more unlimited free photography sharing. Flickr is this being acquired by smugmug by the end of this month and with it comes monthly fees. Anyone have an opinion on this? I’ve used 500px before and remember the quality of the photos was stunning. Never used smugmug and do not know much about them.

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      05-21-2018 01:58 PM #2
      The article I read said that SmugMug would let Flickr operate as a separate entity for now with no changes.
      I would guess at some point they might switch to some form of pay option.
      I myself have 5-6 Flickr accounts and pay about $40/year to host photos on PBase.

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      05-21-2018 04:33 PM #3
      Yeah I didn't think anything is changing in terms of fees but I probably don't remember all the fine print. I'm not anywhere close to using the free 1 TB of storage that Flickr offers so if they started charging for use beyond that, I'd be fine with it.

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      05-21-2018 06:56 PM #4
      Interesting. That’s good to know I guess I didn’t read as much as I thought. I go on smugmug’s website and see that it’s a pay service so I assumed with the Flickr transition it would become a requirement.

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      06-18-2018 05:55 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by fresh_paint View Post
      Interesting. That’s good to know I guess I didn’t read as much as I thought. I go on smugmug’s website and see that it’s a pay service so I assumed with the Flickr transition it would become a requirement.
      Not to say things won't change in the future - but really what internet company stays exactly the same for more than a handful of years and doesn't fade into oblivion - so for now it's business as usual. I have a close friend at Flickr - who is also a car guy / photographer - and certainly nothing has come across any differently than described on their site/press-releases.

      A massive change would not be in SmugMug's best interests anyways...a huge loss in engagement and subscribers means they just wasted a bunch of cash acquiring Flickr.
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      02-09-2019 11:57 AM #6
      Any of you folks using Flickr and plan to keep using it for free, be aware that you'll be limited to 1000 photos, and anything in excess will be deleted next month.

      https://gizmodo.com/flickr-seriously...-12-1832418251

      More than 1000 will require a "Pro" account, subscription price is $50/year.

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      02-11-2019 07:14 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by LangsamKafer View Post
      Any of you folks using Flickr and plan to keep using it for free, be aware that you'll be limited to 1000 photos, and anything in excess will be deleted next month.

      https://gizmodo.com/flickr-seriously...-12-1832418251

      More than 1000 will require a "Pro" account, subscription price is $50/year.

      Flickr Pro costs $50 per year, “hands down the best deal in photography,” SmugMug says.Nov 1, 2018

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