So another Flickr policy change. The new image limit is 1,000 image. I had a bit over 1,1k pictures here and have now deleted some of them to reach the 1k mark, so that Flickr won’t delete them for me. Like Samuli, I won’t be blackmailed into paying 50 USD a year.
I have used this platform to connect, make friends, and to keep it as a visual diary and as a place to share my lighting and storytelling experiments. People who I followed and who followed me became my friends. I despise this new policy of squeezing the money out of people who have already dedicated time to this platform. It sounds so calculated, first giving people hell-lot of free space to upload photos limitlessly and then blackmailing them to keep them. I understand when people create something we should pay for their delivering, but I’m not actively using this site anymore and it’s quite expensive to have to pay for that much just for something that’s purpose I don’t understand anymore. What is Flickr now? Is it an online storage where to dumb your photos? Is it a social platform? If it is, then it makes no sense to put a limit of 1000 photos, because the social aspect has an expiration date. Is it a portfolio site? If it is, why not just make a personal website? For me it was the social site, and therefore the limitation feels discouraging.
Flickr friends, thank you so much for being there. It was a beautiful journey with you. I might create a new account for new photos, but right now I’m just really disappointed with this policy and can’t support it.