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PostTue Jan 01, 2019 2:30 pm 
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http://blog.flickr.net/en/2018/11/01/changing-flickr-free-accounts-1000-photos/

Good news is we have cached* flickr images posted on NWH so there is no need to pay flickr a ransom in perpetuity to preserve display of your images here (we will display the cached version).  If you only use flickr to post images here it should be safe to delete them on flickr (to get under the 1000 photo limit to be able to post more).

*Flickr images posted prior to and still available as of Jan 2019 were cached.  Flickr images posted thereafter are automatically cached.  Due to space constraints we only cache the largest size available up to ~1600 pixels wide or tall.  If the image is a panorama or a very tall image (longer side more than 2x the shorter side) we cache the largest size available and resize as necessary to constrain the shorter side to 1024 pixels.  The lightbox will display the cache (with links to flickr to view larger sizes or video).  Flickr videos will not be cached so if you are debating what 1000 photos or videos to keep on flickr, videos would be the logical first choice.


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PostMon Jan 07, 2019 8:59 pm 
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Thanks Tom!

I have other reasons for keeping my account, so like slugman am just anteing up for the pretty reasonable subscription rather than trying to chase the free dream with companies that view me more as a product than a  customer (e.g. Google, who has state-of-art image understanding tech that they grind on all those photos people store with them, no doubt building interesting  profiles that are cross-linked in their profile data with all the other stuff  they track on people to sell to advertisers and data brokers etc.).
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PostTue Jan 15, 2019 6:17 pm 
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BTW, for those of you now limited by 1000 photos it seems Flickr has left the barn door open and allowing uploads *if* you use the uploader (or possibly an older version of it).  I haven't tried it myself but I noticed Fletcher posted a TR with new images without a pro account and guessing that's the loophole.
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PostTue Jan 15, 2019 6:54 pm 
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I am still uploading using my free Flickr account. Works just fine. I have way less than 1000 photos. I don't think this is a loophole, it's just a limited free account.
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PostTue Jan 15, 2019 7:02 pm 
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Yes, if you are under 1000 it doesn't matter, you can still upload either way.  If you are over 1000 you won't be able to upload directly on the flickr website (as of last week), but I suspect the desktop uploader or apps might still work.
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