More changes from Flickr, which has kicked into high gear so far in 2012 in order to drag the still-popular photo sharing site out of the early aughts. Today the company announced that the main photo page will now show hi-res images in a “liquid” layout, so that the size of the photos will change according to the browser size. Read More
After a prolonged period of newslessness during which upstarts like Instagram made waves in photosharing, original gangster Flickr has been making major improvements. Today Flickr announced bigger, beautiful-er photo sizes for Pro members: 1,600 and 2,048 pixels, “the next phase in Flickr’s redesign initiative happening over the course of the year.” The new sizes will be available for images uploaded after March 1. Flickr also recently launched a new photo view and a slicker uploader.
The photo-sharing service continues to roll out updates to a long-stagnant product with a faster, prettier uploading page. The new Flickr photo and video uploader allows users to drag and drop files into the browser and then drag thumbnail previews around to reorder photos before they hit your photostream. Users can also zoom, rotate or sort photos by title from the new so-called Uploadr, which was announced this afternoon. Read More
Flickr, in the midst of its most drastic makeover since its acquisition by Yahoo, just announced it will be rolling out a new embedded photo editor to users over the next few weeks starting tomorrow. The HTML editor will be powered by New York online editing software-maker Aviary.
“We listened to you to find out what you value the most in an online photo editor, and the same 2 attributes kept coming back: speed and simplicity,” Flickr said in a blog post today.
Flickr has approached in-app photo editing in baby steps. In 2007, Flickr encouraged users to use Picnik’s third party editor to tweak their shots. (Picnik, which was bought by Google, will be shuttered later this month.) Aviary, which has a third-party app that lets users flow their Flickr photos into its online editing suite, will be replacing that functionality. Read More