Flickr Blog: Planned maintenance and Flickr downtime

Flickr Blog: Planned maintenance and Flickr downtime. “It is an exciting time at Flickr right now as we approach the final stretch of our migration of Flickr’s data and systems…. The process involves hundreds of millions of gigabytes of photos and videos (literally billions of photos) and 100+ million accounts. We knew there would be a few bumps in the road, and one of those unfortunate bumps is the need for some planned downtime while we finish the migration. Luckily though, when this step is complete, we’ll be well on our way to a much faster, much more secure, much more stable Flickr.”

BetaNews: Flickr says free users can exceed 1,000 photos as Creative Commons images are not counted

BetaNews: Flickr says free users can exceed 1,000 photos as Creative Commons images are not counted. “When Flickr announced changes to its free accounts, many users were upset to find that they were going to be limited to 1,000 photos unless they were willing to pay for Pro account. On top of this, Flickr said it would be deleting any images that took users over the limit. But now the company has announced something of a loosening of the rules.”

Yale Law School: “Legally Binding” exhibition goes online

Yale Law School: “Legally Binding” exhibition goes online. “The Rare Book Collection’s current exhibition, ‘Legally Binding: Fine and Historic Bindings from the Yale Law Library,’ can now be viewed online in our Flickr site (link is external), in the Legally Binding album (link is external). The album contains images of all 34 volumes displayed in the exhibition, plus three more that were cut from the physical exhibition for lack of space.”

USA Today: Flickr extends delete deadline to March 12

USA Today: Flickr extends delete deadline to March 12. “Flickr, the legacy online photo sharing site, was set to start deleting members’ photos Tuesday, but it announced a deadline extension to March 12. Anyone with over 1,000 photos would have to pay $50 for unlimited storage, and that new policy still stands. Flickr says server issues and customer complaints pushed it to give people more time to download and delete.”

Flickr Blog: Introducing your new one-stop, curation station.

Flickr Blog: Introducing your new one-stop, curation station.. ” Organizing all the photographs you find inspiring needs to be easy. Really easy. So we built a new way to add all your favorite content to galleries, albums, and groups in one centralized tool from any photo context on Flickr. All photos on Flickr, wherever you come across them, will now have a new icon with a + that allows you to access a new menu of actions.”

BetaNews: Download your Flickr photos NOW if you don’t want to lose them

BetaNews: Download your Flickr photos NOW if you don’t want to lose them. “Three months ago, Flickr announced sweeping changes to its different accounts, the most significant of which was the news that anyone with a free account would be limited to storing 1,000 photos online. If you are a Flickr user with a free account, you may well have already noticed that you are unable to upload any more photos — the new limit kicked on in January 8. But in under two weeks, Flickr will not only prevent you from uploading photos that tip you over the magic number, it will start actively deleting files to keep you within the 1,000 limit.”