In case you're not aware, flickr are changing their storage limit to 1,000 photos for free users and it's created a bit of a storm amongst the lego community on there, who either feeled forced into upgrading to PRO (for unlimited storage) or talk of jumping ship to another photo-hosting website.
At my current rate of upload I'm still a few years off hitting that 1,000 limit but it has made me think twice about what I upload as every photo feels like a countdown. Although a few people seem to be talking about moving to other sites, it does bring a sense of deja vu everytime flickr change something, and people talk of leaving, as it inevitably dies down and whatever site they were talking about disappears.
What are people's thoughts and plans? Reduce your uploads? Upgrade? Move elsewhere?
Post by AK_Brickster on Nov 23, 2018 15:56:28 GMT -8
I'll probably just purge my account of all the convention photos from years back and that will put me quite safely below the 1,000 photo limit. Others have talked about having a separate account for stuff like WIPs and then only posting their final products to their "portfolio account." This seems like a decent workaround, albeit a little bit of a pain. Alternately, the pro price seems relatively reasonable, I think $49.99/year, or a little over $4.00/month. While I hate to be stuck paying for something that used to be free, the alternatives (Instagram, Facebook, etc.) aren't particularly appealing compared to the features available on Flickr.
I've had a Pro account since Pro accounts were first created. I like it, and I'm sticking with it. I don't mind paying for a hosting service since the infrastructure to maintain it isn't free. (I know. I work in Microsoft Azure.) I'll continue to use it for as long as the feature set versus cost feels like a good ratio.