Flickr Gets Revamped: Now Offers 1 Terabyte of Free Storage

Yahoo is not done with its announcements. Earlier today it officially revealed it acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion and just now the company has detailed Flickr has been revamped–with users now getting 1 terabyte of free storage (yes, a friggin’ terabyte!).

Biggr. A free terabyte of space

At Flickr, we believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s moments can be relived in their original quality. No limited pixels, no cramped formats, no memories that fall flat. We’re giving your photos room to breathe, and you the space to upload a dizzying number of photos and videos, for free. Just how big is a terabyte? Well, you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one.

And yep, you heard us. It’s free.

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This means you can now upload as many pictures and HD videos as you please to fill up 1 terabyte of free storage. The new web view of Flickr looks more magazine-like with various column layouts.

This new additional storage will work out great for users of the Flickr iOS app, which was revamped last December and updated in February with faster uploading and automatic saving of images from your Photostream to your camera roll.

Flickr notes there are still paid plans, such as $49.99 per year to go ad-free, or $499.99 per year for an extra terabyte of storage.

Anyone going back to Flickr because of this new redesign and storage announcement?

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  • MikeJenkinson

    In a word: Yes.

    I mean, I had managed to accumulate 100 GB of free cloud space with Dropbox, Box.net, Google Drive, Skydrive, etc., through various promotions and the like, but I’m always moving photos out of Dropbox to other cloud services as my space fills up. Now, I won’t have to worry about that for 30 years or so. Photos are all going for storage on Flickr now, and I can use my cloud storage for things other than pictures.

  • From a purely picture standpoint, 1 terabyte is a lot of free storage. For power users, eclipsing that free amount will cost an additional $499.99 annually. You could of course just create another free account?

  • MikeJenkinson

    One issue I’ve already encountered is that the free account still limits you to 300 MB of photo uploading per month. Which I managed to exceed this evening in a couple of hours unloading pictures from my hard drive to Flickr. So, now, no more photo uploading to Flickr until June 1.

  • I just noticed that tonight too after trying this out. So theoretically the free account only allows 3.6 GB per year. We’ll need 277 years to max out at 1TB in the free account. So in a way this is smart marketing. Unless there’s a way to bypass the 300MB limit in the free account?

  • Hmm okay I am hearing Yahoo has removed the upload limit, as there’s no mention of it here: http://www.flickr.com/help/limits/

  • Frogger

    Are the pictures owned by Flickr or me? Do they use the pictures? Can I mark them all private and just use this strictly for backup storage to my own local storage?

  • Definitely going back!

  • MikeJenkinson

    Yes, it appears the upload limit is gone, as I was able to upload additional photos last night, hours after getting the “You’ve hit your monthly limit” message. And I just added new pictures this morning.

  • Mark

    Good question by Frogger, who owns your photos and can Flickr do what ever they want with them?