For the past few months, we’ve been talking about upcoming changes to both Flickr Pro and Flickr Free accounts. There are a couple very important dates approaching quickly that will affect the features of all Flickr accounts. If you want a quick refresher to know why we’re making changes to Flickr Free accounts and exactly what’s changing, check out this blog post.
January 8, 2019: Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and videos. Free accounts with more than 1,000 items will no longer be able to upload new photos or videos.
February 5, 2019: Any items over the 1,000-upload limit will be at risk of deletion, starting with the oldest of the items. Photos licensed through Creative Commons before November 1, 2018 will not be deleted, even for accounts over the 1,000 limit.
Upgrading to Flickr Pro
There’s no place like Flickr to share your photos and grow with other photographers. Upgrading to Flickr Pro gives you unlimited storage, exclusive partner discounts (Adobe Creative Cloud, Peak Design gear, and more), increased exposure on Flickr, ad-free browsing, advanced stats, and more.
Cheers to you
We’re extremely proud of what the Flickr community has become. It’s still the largest, most influential group of photographers in the world, and has contributed so much to how photography has grown and changed over the years. That’s one of the reasons we’re keeping a strong partnership with Creative Commons. Since we value accessibility to quality photos, we’ve given nonprofits free Pro accounts and encourage all eligible nonprofits to apply by filling out this form. We’ve also added the ability to gift a Pro account.
2018 has been a big year for Flickr. We’ve carefully listened to your feedback and we’ve already implemented some exciting changes that will make Flickr a better place to grow—like de-spamming and support improvements and plans to improve photo delivery and login experience. We can’t wait to share more updates and new features with you in the new year.