Flickr Pro price rise

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If you are already a Pro subscriber you can lock in the old price for up to 2 years, which I just did. Comes to just under $4 a month, less than a fancy cup of coffee for some of us. It's really dirt cheap when you look at it that way.

Yes, expenses do add up but if Flickr were to go away I'd be very, very sad.
 
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If you are already a Pro subscriber you can lock in the old price for up to 2 years, which I just did. Comes to just under $4 a month, less than a fancy cup of coffee for some of us. It's really dirt cheap when you look at it that way.

Yes, expenses do add up but if Flickr were to go away I'd be very, very sad.

I agree. For less than one venti cold brew a month, I keep my incredibly inexpensive final online backup, and somewhat social photo networking. Maybe I just hate change, lol. But Flickr has been a part of my life for a decade. I hope there are improvements coming, but for now, I'm ok paying < than $4 a month.
 
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I wish I could drop Amazon Prime or Backblaze, if only they would support cold / long term storage for raw files. SmugMug dropped this, so there's probably little chance Flickr would introduce it as a feature.

Anyway I love Flickr and appreciate the transparency of their campaign.
 

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I did consider getting another year with the old price but I'm not too confident that Flickr will still be around 1,5-2 years from now. I just had my 1 year subscriction renewed in November or December. I'd hate to pay for a year in vain in addition to searching a new service to replace Flickr as the content provider for my website.
 

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yeah, I had the same reaction, but I did pull the plug on a 2 year renewal. I like SmugMug (the new owner) and I want them to be able to continue offering Flickr. I expect the AWS bills were a lot higher than they predicted, hence the price bump.
 

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Did the two year thing....(got a 1.6% social security increase this year...LOL)...as I do like them.

Unfortunately, according to the email I got back, they didn't add the time to my current account.
It says my two years expires in Jan 22, when it should be Dec 22.
Have to contact support, I guess....
 

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I did consider getting another year with the old price but I'm not too confident that Flickr will still be around 1,5-2 years from now. I just had my 1 year subscriction renewed in November or December. I'd hate to pay for a year in vain in addition to searching a new service to replace Flickr as the content provider for my website.

I'm considering it payback for the 12 years I had a Flickr account before paying for it! ;)
 

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I just checked, mine is still showing $48/year.

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My free account is showing $60/yr, my pro account is showing $48/year. I guess they just haven't gotten around to it yet!
 

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And yet, still incredibly cheap at only $5US per month. I spend more than that every time I visit my local coffee shop. Difference is, after I've finished the coffee I have nothing to show for the money spent.
 

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I bit because I don't want to see flickr go away, but I'm struggling to see the value. I really hope they've been working on a redesign in the background in addition to fostering community (however that may happen...). Some pages still look like they are from day 1. Let alone the aging organizr.
 

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I ended up not. I signed up for Pro just before the end of the year. A year from now $10 won't mean a hill of beans, and I'm hoping there may be some other options by then. Since I don't use any of the 'benefits', I'm sticking with my wish list from the thread we had last Nov or Dec when this first popped up. I want a bare-bones option. Take away the $25 card, the photo book, the LR garbage, and all the other perks and offer a $30 version.

My take is that this is still going to end up with Flickr being gone. They're going to transfer everything to SmugMug, give you 'free' membership for whatever time you have left, and then you'll be responsible for the cost of that membership going forward. Everyone likes to discuss business models, so consider this: It makes no sense for a company to own a user-pay photo site and compete with itself by owning a free photo site.
 

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. Everyone likes to discuss business models, so consider this: It makes no sense for a company to own a user-pay photo site and compete with itself by owning a free photo site.
This is also why I actually hope smugmug rolls into Flickr (but the pro smugmug level still is basically brandless)
 

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I've just discovered this https://imgbb.com/ Works a treat. I'm just trialling the free version to see if I like it at the minute, but 3 years unlimited storage for $107 is a really good price I reckon. Very very simple & basic to use, just what I like. No compression or anything silly going on, it just seems to work. Very quick uploads. Maintains all the exif data.

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