Flickr has launched a redesign of the site together with a change of their existing subscription plans.
The new look comes with an Activity Feed which combines your contacts' recent uploads with activity on your own photos. Your personal photostream now shows your images in a seamless layout without all the white space in the old design. And in what looks like a nod to Facebook and Twitter, includes a customizable cover photo and profile picture. Slideshows (with music) are another new feature, as is the ability to share photos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.
The new Flickr now comes with a whopping one terabyte of space for free accounts. A terabyte of storage can store more than 500,000 images, with a limit of up to 200MB per photo to encourage full-resolution image sharing. Flickr will also support Full-HD 1080p video playback up to three minutes per video. Previously, free users could only display up to 200 photos, while paid users had unlimited storage and display.
It seems that the old Pro subscription plans are ending with the revamp, instead the new account levels are Free, Ad Free and Doublr:
According to Flickr's Help Forum, all those with a one-time Pro account will retain their present benefits until the subscription expires. Recurring Pro members have the option to continue renewing their subscriptions, and until stated otherwise, will continue at the same prices. All Pro members should be receiving an email from Flickr with more specific details.
Flickr has also announced a brand new Android app for Android users, available for download now at the Google Play Store.
Flickr was the original photo-sharing social network, but since it languished since it was acquired by Yahoo in 2005, leading to the resignation of founders Steward Butterfield and Caterina Fake in 2008. However, it seems that under the leadership of new CEO Marissa Mayer, Flickr is once more becoming a priority for Yahoo.