Flickr has been my choice of photo storage and sharing since 2004. It has always been the stepchild of Yahoo until recently when Flickr offered 1 TB of free storage. Now it has changed its design and UI(User Interface) to become the premier photo sharing service. Here are the features that should convince you to make Flickr your photo storage and sharing choice.
- 1 TB of autobackup. Every picture you take automatically uploads with a private setting to Flickr
- New Phone Apps for iPhone and Android
- Redownloading – For example download all your parrot pictures from 2006 to your computer
- Camera Roll – sort photos by date, upload, tag, album, group etc.
- Instant Share Button – via link, facebook, email, twitter, etc.
- Image Recognition Groupings – By portrait, landscape, flowers, food etc. Example below
- Image Recognition Search – you can search the 11 billion photos on Flickr
I have 9200 photos stored on Flickr. Below is the Image Recognition Software Group (partial group) on Water
Below is a video demonstrating the new search facilities of Flickr 4.0