Monthly Archive: November 2018


Flickr to charge a fee to have more than 1,000 photos

Flickr’s new owner SmugMug has announced that free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and is doubling the price of “Pro” accounts that can have more than 1,000 photos. Accounts that have not upgraded to “Pro” by February 5, 2019 will have their excess photos automatically deleted by Flickr. I have a grandfathered “Pro” account but I am giving serious thought to deleting my Flickr account after these changes by SmugMug. Flickr’s large number of “free” photos had created a photography community – that community will now largely go away and be replaced by a mostly pro or semi-pro community of people seeking to promote themselves or their business. Flickr then turns into a cloud storage system for photos.