This is an important service email we're required to send to all Flickr members because the terms and conditions of your membership are changing.
Let's be candid. The strength of Flickr has always been you.
Flickr at its best is a place to connect, to discover, and to evolve as photographers and lovers of photography. This is the world's largest photographer-focused community. Together, this newly independent community can shape the future of photography itself.
Today we are announcing important updates to our Free and Pro account offerings to better align Flickr with its mission.
Flickr Pro is better than ever, and at less than half the cost of Apple, Amazon, or Google, it's the best deal in photography—hands down. In addition to the unmatched community you love, Pros get these perks:
Unlimited Storage. The only limit is your imagination. All Pros may now upload as many photos as you can take, always at full resolution.
Ad-Free Browsing. Focus on what matters with a fully ad-free Flickr experience for you and your visitors.
Advanced Stats. See which of your photos are trending now, and which have performed the best over the life of your Flickr Pro account.
Plus all these great new Pro-only features:
Premier Product Support. Skip the line. Flickr Pros now receive priority assistance from our new world-class support team. Available now.
More Partner Discounts. Save on photography essentials. Discounts on Creative Cloud from Adobe, 50% off a custom portfolio site on SmugMug, gear from Peak Design, and more. Coming November.
Advanced Stats on Mobile. Stats in your pocket. All the photo stats you know and love, available in the app. Coming November.
Increased Exposure. All Pro members as of January 1, 2019, are eligible for priority exposure in the next iteration of Explore. Coming early 2019.
New 5K Photo Display Option. Look your best. Your images are beautifully optimized for any screen, from smartphone to jumbotron. Pro images display at resolutions up to 5K. Coming early 2019.
10 Minute Videos. More time to tell your story. Play back videos for up to 10 minutes, increased from 3. Coming early 2019.
If you are a free member with more than 1,000 photos or videos, you will have ample time to upgrade to Pro (for 30% off your first year) or download your photos and videos.*
*Free members with more than 1,000 photos or videos uploaded to Flickr will no longer be able to upload new content after Tuesday, January 8, 2019 unless they upgrade to Pro. After February 5, 2019, free accounts that contain over 1,000 photos or videos will have content deleted -- starting from oldest to newest date uploaded -- to meet the new limit. Members may always choose to download content over the limit at any time prior to these dates.
New Simple Login! Coming in January, there will be no need for a Yahoo account to use Flickr.
From the start, Flickr has been an act of co-creation. Today marks a new beginning. Together, let's create the future of photography.
As we announced on April 20th, Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers. SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community.
Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. The Flickr product and brand will live on under SmugMug ownership. You will still access the same Flickr you know and love at www.flickr.com and via our mobile apps. SmugMug and Flickr will remain separate brands and you will continue to have options for free and Pro Flickr accounts. Until we notify you otherwise, you will continue to use your current login credentials.
We're excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.
SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. With SmugMug, we'll continue to focus on you, the Flickr members who inspire us all with your work.
Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience as you do now. We will continue to work to make your Flickr experience even better.
We think you are going to love Flickr under SmugMug ownership, but you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.
Read more detailed FAQs about this transition on the Flickr Blog.
We're happy that Flickr is your home for photography and we look forward to the next chapter in our adventure together as we join the SmugMug family.