Flickr is Deleting Photos of Over-Limit Users

Flickr is Deleting Photos of Over-Limit Users

By Drew Millikin | February 7, 2019

Months ago, Flickr announced that on February 5, 2019, the free plan would be limited to a mere 1,000 photos. The platform previously offered up to 1 terabyte of storage for all its free users. Now, any photos exceeding this 1,000 image limit would be deleted, giving all over-limit users a short window to export their content (with exceptions for few).

What does it mean?

As we mentioned in our previous blog, it is now clearer than ever that Flickr (now under SmugMug) is shifting focus to the professional photographer and “is betting that the limit will encourage people to submit photos they’d want to share with the world, rather than using Flickr as a dumping ground.”

[Flickr will start deleting your photos tomorrow if you’re over its limit, Jon Fingas, Engadget.com]

What we think.

There are a number of things about this that rub us the wrong way.

  1. For one, we would never delete your photos. They are your photos, not ours. If you want them back, we will help you get them back in an organized and intact manner.
  2. Flickr is clearly shifting from a private/public photo tool, to one whose primary focus is showcasing photos publicly. At Vidigami, we obsess about privacy and you have total control over who sees your photos.
  3. Schools need to quickly come up with an alternative to Flickr. If you are currently using it as a means to store media on an internal server, you should seriously be considering the alternatives. Flickr’s shift from a storage tool for the everyday user, to a showcasing platform for the professional photographer will not serve schools well.

Vidigami is the Place for School Memories. With it’s main users being school administrators and parents, and with over 300 schools throughout the world making up the Vidigami community, there’s no other tool like it. If you are looking for a reliable, private, and secure space to store all of your schools photos and videos, reach out to us so we can help.

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About Drew Millikin: Having spent 15 years working in admissions and advancement in both higher education and independent schools, Drew spent countless hours searching for photos on various servers and archives. Now, he’s thrilled to join the Vidigami Pros as Director of Sales, and help schools successfully organize and share their content in a private and secure manner, for marketing and communications, advancement efforts, and more.

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