Flickr Adds Video

Flickr has just stepped up the standards for online photo media sharing with the launch of video for its pro members (mind you that’s only $25 per year). While anyone can view or share via embedding (like the one to your left) videos, only pro members can upload them. My initial impression is that the quality of the player and the content looks great and works well. Video on Flickr will be available in eight languages including English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and traditional Chinese.

This new feature provides:

  • Video uploading for Flickr pro members
  • The ability for free and pro members to view public video clips
  • Video limits up to 90 seconds long and 150MB maximum in size
  • Controls to make videos private, visible to friends and/or family, or public
  • Seamless integration of videos into the photostream, along with photos
  • The ability to share video clips individually, as part of a set, or embed on third-party Web sites
  • Tagging and geotagging capabilities for videos
  • The ability to search videos by tags and descriptions
  • The ability to upload videos directly from camera phones
  • The option to view videos on a full screen
  • Licensing options to mark a video as All Rights Reserved or designate a license through Creative Commons (
  • Application programming interface (API) for third party developers to create programs or services using authorized video submitted to Flickr

The Flickr blog has a nice announcement post with videos embedded at a variety of sizes. That’s one of the really cool things that I noticed right away, you can change the embedded size to a specific size for you web page or blog post. While the above video is the standard 200px wide, I could just have easily resized it to 400px, 250px, or whatever else I wanted. Pretty cool stuff Flickr. So, go upload some videos and tell me about it.



  1. says

    Flickr is for picture not for video, we should all be against it, if i want video i go to Youtube or Dailymotion,
    look in few days already 20000 people join the group ” We Say NO to Videos on Flickr”