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By MDB8
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Flickr changed ownership several months ago and now the new owners are starting to fiddle with the service. Pro users will now pay $50 U.S. per year, with some discounts available for other services.

The big change for me is that Free Users no longer will be able to access 1 TB of storage. Instead they will be limited to 1,000 images and uploads will not be possible if you reach that limit. These changes will start in early 2019. Users will have a month to change to Pro and afterwards their images in excess of the limit will be deleted by age. Oldest first. I never used Flickr to store any images and hence hardly accessed the 1 TB limit. However, I have about 7,500 JPEGs on my Flickr account. I know I won't be going "Pro", so eventually Flickr will be eliminating most of the images I have uploaded. My personal "liked" JPEGs total around 15,000 and they are on a directory on a RAID drive connected to my desktop PC. So none of my photos will be lost, just not available for others to view. (My true archives are stored in TIFF format and also reside on several large RAID drives.)

Previously Flickr allowed 200 images for Free Users. I did manage that by eliminating older images myself prior to uploading new one. I doubt that I'll bother with such housekeeping and just leave the account dormant. Sic transit.

I am not a member of any so-called Social Media service, not liking the concept. Anyone know the limits of various other so-called Social Media services? Facebook, Instagram, etc.

And, FWIW, there are new images uploaded on my Flickr account since I last submitted a post here.
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