It takes quite a lot to compete with the multitude of websites offering their services, and Flickr Pro is making a comeback in order to attract more users. The photo sharing network more commonly catering to the needs and purposes of professional photographers has fallen a bit off track.
It was once dominant within its community, seeing great success in popularity, but other image sharing websites like 500px, SmugMug or EyeEm have dethroned it through time. And yet it never died out, persisting bravely in a web where famous websites that provide similar services like DeviantART stand as titans among all.
In May 2013, Yahoo’s Flickr underwent a significant revamp by upgrading every free account to a limit of 1 TB in storage and removing the Flick Pro membership at the same time. It left users with the $50 per year option to provide them an ad free experience or a $5 monthly subscription.
However, Yahoo has just announced that Flick will be seeing an upgrade that will bring back the Pro membership, allowing already subscribing users to keep the old perks with a few new improvements.
The pricing has remained the same but future Flickr Pro members will receive better analytics, which means better navigation viewing data on the multitude of pictures available and better stats on popular photos. Along with it will come a 2% discount on Adobe Creative Cloud, that might come in good use to professional photographers.
Flickr will be offering in addition free shipping in the United States and 50% off all international shipping for purchased images if they’re at least of $25 in value.
It seems that Yahoo is attempting to lure back former users or bring back new ones in order to keep up with the competition. And they have their work cut out for them. The photo sharing network has seen a dramatic decline from its place on top of the list, but it’s not calling it quits.
While no longer the popular website it once was, the picture hosting website could still shamelessly flaunt its history in order to bring in new users. In 2013, Flickr had a total of 87 million active accounts with 3.5 million images uploaded every day.
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