New Flickr App Is a Full-Fledged Mobile App

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Smartphone photographers may want to consider getting the new Flickr app. Flickr no longer has the novelty of being the new photo-sharing website it was a decade ago. In this age of photography apps being its own category, the elder photo platform has some serious benefits in its newest incarnation. The catch is that users need a Yahoo account to access Flickr.

Flickr’s Version 3.0 comes with bells and whistles that include filters, advanced editing tools, and an auto-upload feature. One major change is that Flickr now includes the metadata, information about when the photo was taken and the camera’s settings, on the mobile version. Also up to 30 seconds of high-definition video may be uploaded using the mobile app.

This new version Flickr also has some style changes. The new layout resembles the newly launched Yahoo Food in the way photos are arranged on the pages of the app. It looks a little like Instagram too in that the new redesign is a full-fledged photography app as opposed to the watered-down mobile version it was previously.

While the filters and editing tools are pretty ordinary for a photography app, the automatic upload feature can be pretty useful, considering how much storage is available on Flickr. Flickr users receive 1,000 gigabytes or about 1 terabyte of space to store photos. Flickr’s blog post on the upgrade said that much space is enough room for roughly 500,000 photos, which is more than a smartphone can store and without doling out the cash for an external hard drive to back-up photos. It looks like a good option of a place to store photos when a smartphone or tablet begins to run out of space due to a combination of photos and apps.

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