Yahoo! acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion just a couple of days ago and yesterday they announced that their photo-sharing website Flickr will be offering 1TB of online storage for free. This means that Flickr users can store over 500,000 images at a high resolution. The Flickr website has also been redesigned in a tile format to emphasize larget photos rather than featuring a lot of text and white space.
The Flickr photos are bigger and are shared in full resolution rather than being compressed into a lower quality. Flickr also launched a new Android application. This is higher than the 15GB of free storage that Google is offering across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+.
Yahoo! has limited photo uploads at 200MB each on their free tier and 1080p video uploads (up to 1GB each) at a duration of 3 minutes. Files can be uploaded and downloaded at original quality.
“Flickr?s stunning new desktop design puts photos at the heart of the experience. Built around a new photostream that gives you a vivid and endlessly scrolling gallery, it?s easy to see what your friends are posting and what they?re saying about your photos,” said Yahoo in a blog post. “And because Flickr has always been about exploring photographs from users around the world, we?ve also created a new slideshow that displays the most spectacular Flickr photos in gorgeous full-screen.”
Flickr lets you sign up for an “Ad Free” account at $50 per year. It costs $500 per year for 2TB of storage.