Yahoo announced a major overhaul of its photo hosting and sharing community Flickr yesterday. You have probably read about it on every other tech blog by now. I do not want to rehash all that has been repeated that many times but concentrate on how you can make the most out of the new Flickr experience.
To start, I will take a quick look at the major changes and go from there. Probably the biggest change of them all is the removal of the 300 Megabyte per month upload restriction for free users. The 1 Terabyte of space that all Flickr users get on the new site would be just a marketing gag without it. So, you are no longer limited when it comes to photo uploads (except for the 200 MB per photo limit).
New and old users alike are automatically upgraded so that they can make use of the storage. Flickr Pro accounts on the other hand won't be offered anymore. Existing Pro users can renew the account for the time being. The main difference between the old Pro account and the new paid accounts are that storage space is limited to 1TB or 2TB while it is not limited for Pro account users.
Anyway, you can check out the account FAQ over at Flickr for additional information.
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