Latest in Flickr

Image credit:

Flickr's revived Pro tier gives you ad-free photos and better stats

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
July 23, 2015
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

When Flickr rolled out its big redesign a couple of years ago, it also did away with Pro accounts. Unless you were a legacy user, your only real paid options for the photo service were to kill ads or up the storage -- not so hot if you were a serious shutterbug. However, you'll be glad to hear that Flickr just brought Pro back. The new tier is more expensive than before (the same $50 per year as the ad-free version, or $6 per month), but promises to one-up some of the features you've seen in all of Flickr's previous premium offerings. It removes ads for your own browsing as well as for anyone who visits your images, and there are improved stats that help you understand which photos are drawing eyeballs. If you pay for a yearly membership, you also get a 20 percent first-year discount on Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography subscription (no small amount if you regularly edit pictures) and lower-cost shipping for Flickr merchandise like Wall Art.

There's one thing you won't get if you sign up for a fresh Pro account, though: unlimited storage. You'll still have unrestricted uploads if you hold on to the older Pro service, but you're otherwise facing the same 1TB ceiling as free users. That won't usually pose a problem, but it could create headaches if you're uploading 50-megapixel photos every day. Even so, this is good news if you treat Flickr as more of a work portfolio than a haven for your Instagram shots.

Engadget’s parent company, Verizon, now owns Yahoo. Engadget remains editorially independent.

In this article: flickr, flickrpro, internet, photography, yahoo
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

View
Quibi is reportedly shutting down

Quibi is reportedly shutting down

View
Apple pulls TV Remote app now that it's built into iOS

Apple pulls TV Remote app now that it's built into iOS

View
'Pokémon Go' gets AR Mapping tasks to enable more realistic effects

'Pokémon Go' gets AR Mapping tasks to enable more realistic effects

View
Apple iPad Air (2020) review: Who needs the iPad Pro?

Apple iPad Air (2020) review: Who needs the iPad Pro?

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr