Flickr rolled out a bit update today that spiffed up the overall look, expanded the file storage to 1TB and killed the $25 Pro account in favor of a $50/year fee for no ads.
The biggest update for all users is the 1TB of free storage, which includes photos up to 200MB individual file size and 1GB video files at a max of 3 minutes in length. Additionally, all photos are stored at full resolution and original quality.
Flickr also changed the layout so that your landing page at Flickr.com is no longer your own photos, but rather your contacts. And, it’s more akin to social media streams than it was before.
The photos are bigger, bolder and span the full width of your browser when looking through your photostream. Individual images also are much larger and are featured on a black background.
If you want to get to the comments section, you actually have to scroll down, which also reveals groups, tags and additional info about the photo.
As noted, if you want to go ad-free, you’ll need to pony up $50 per year; however, you are still at the same 1TB limit and other account features as free users. If you happen to need more than 1TB of storage, you can buy more storage by paying $500 for a Doublr account and a total of 2TB of space.