Well, look here! Flickr now speaks seven additional languages: French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
This is one of our most requested features and one of our longest standing ambitions, so it is thrilling to see it actually happen. Flickr is a global community of people and their pictures, and we hope to better support our non-English speaking members in their languages, as well as their networks of friends and family in the future.
It’s also been one of the largest development projects in our history, with a lot of co-ordination with new Flickr team members and supporters around the world — to everyone, thank you!
How does it work? Changing your language is as easy as clicking on the language links available at the footer of every page. We’ll remember your selection for your next visit. But it’s still all one global system, database, and community.
In addition to supporting site-wide language preferences, we are also building out language support on Flickr Blog, in the Forum and for Help by Email. We’ve also created a tool for group admins to share localized descriptions of their groups.
Also, if you’ve changed your language preferences, you should grab a new uploader as well (Windows versions are available now, we’re in the final stages of testing for Macs and those will be available soon).
As part of this launch, Flickr Pro payment processing is now handled by Yahoo! Wallet and supports a myriad of credit card options.