If you want to have Flickr host more than 1,000 of your photos, you'll need to upgrade to a pro account. It's quite a change from the free TB they've been giving users and photographers since 2013.
I know Flickr is a community-based platform and it's the place many professional photographers share their images. But, this has changed since 2013 where, according to the information, the users of the terabyte storage space they've been providing were more attracted to the space than the quality of photography.
Flickr Pro isn't new, but the 1,000-photo limit for free accounts is the balance they saw as justified. They're trying to fix this with the Flickr Pro account option, and their aim is to have photographers form the community it once was.
With the information I received, they also share what they are planning for the future of Flickr Pro accounts, and it seems like they are trying to get incorporated with Creative Cloud. How exactly they're planning on doing this is not clear yet, but it will be interesting to see the development and possible collaboration.
I suppose many photographers will be angry with regards to the fee they now have to pay. But, in my opinion, anything of value needs to be paid for in one way or another. Whether free users who uploaded more than 1,000 images to the network will be able to keep them there or whether they will be removed is not clear yet.
Are you a Flickr user, and if so, will you be upgrading to a pro user account? What social media accounts do you as a photographer use?
Photo by gdtography from Pexels.