Flickr announced significant changes to its service this week that will impact anyone using it to store large numbers of photos. Beginning in January, people who opt for the free version of Flickr will be limited to just 1,000 photos (of any size). Flickr is doing away with the 1TB of free storage it has offered for years. Those who have more than 1,000 photos stored on the service have until January 8, 2019, to download their images or subscribe to a Pro account. After that date, any images above the 1,000 limit will become inaccessible. At the same time, Flickr is rolling out a new Pro tier. For $50 per year, photographers can gain access to ad-free browsing, advanced statistics, new support for 5K photos, premiere customer support, and more partner discounts. Pro subscribers will also be able to upload videos up to 10 minutes in length, an increase from the current three-minute limit. Flickr says beginning in January, users will no longer need to have a Yahoo account to join Flickr. Most of the changes and improvements take effect starting in early 2019. Flickr was owned by Yahoo for a long time. Verizon purchased Yahoo in June 2017 and sold Flickr to SmugMug in April 2018.
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