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Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:26 pm
by legokilt
Folks,
I'm not sure where to post this, so I'll post it here and I'm sure the Mods with move it if necessary. Where do people suggest we post and edit our photos after Flickr closes in April? What alternatives are out there?

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:33 pm
by lord_of_orks
there's brickshelf(which is notoriously unreliable) and MOC pages.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:38 pm
by Mark of Falworth
legokilt wrote:Folks,
I'm not sure where to post this, so I'll post it here and I'm sure the Mods with move it if necessary. Where do people suggest we post and edit our photos after Flickr closes in April? What alternatives are out there?


Flickrs closing in April!!! :twitch: Wha?!?! Where did you hear about this?!?! Can you post a link?

If we do have to move our stuff. :( There's MOCpages and and Brickshelf.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:39 pm
by wobnam
I'm guessing Flickr isn't closing, rumors like this surface every other day about every service on the net.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:01 pm
by Bluesecrets
First of all this topic probably belongs in publishing, so I'm going to move it after I post.

After I read this, I went to research a little. I found some interesting comments by flickr users, but no actual research to back up the thoughts that flickr would close.

BUT...having said that, it does bring up an interesting question. How does one back up their flickr photos in an easy way? I think its a good question seeing as flickr tends to bend to the legal threats issued to them and does delete at their own discretion.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:06 pm
by wobnam
I keep backups locally and, of some things, with other online hosts.

If Flickr close - which I think it won't, there'll be long line of buyers if Yahoo decided they didn't want Flickr anymore - the void would be filled by a new site, and most people would move there.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:34 pm
by eilonwy77
I'd heard that they were going to move away from Picnik (which edits photos) in April, but everything else they've said makes it sound like they have lots of on-going plans. But I haven't researched it. I also do think they have apps in their app garden that will back up your stuff for you. I used to try one that backed up stats, but it was kind of hard to use. There are others, but I haven't investigated those, either. But I think they're there, if someone were to look.

Edited to add this link about the closing of Picnik in April: http://www.flickr.com/help/picnik/#

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:19 am
by legokilt
When I opened flickr recently a window popped up saying that flickr was closing in April. If it is a hoax, I am glad I didn't give any info and log in every time.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:45 am
by Azaghal
I've just been on Flickr, and didn't see any notices of an impending closure. I also went over to Picnik, and did find a pop-up window as legokilt was describing, talking about their (Picnik's) imminent closure, scheduled for April 19th.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:59 am
by legokilt
I applaud Azaghal for the fine detective work and amend my comment. It was on Picnic I saw the closure message. So, I now repose my question, where do people go to rework their photos if not picnic? Thanks,

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:54 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey,

I would highly recommend Gimp a free program with much of the power of Photoshop.

Bruce

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:58 pm
by eilonwy77
Flickr said they were going to have an alternative. It just hasn't been announced yet.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:08 am
by AK_Brickster
Bruce N H wrote:Hey,

I would highly recommend Gimp a free program with much of the power of Photoshop.

Bruce

Seconded. Excellent program, though it takes a little bit of work to figure out all of the features if you aren't PS savvy.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:25 am
by Eklund
Bruce N H wrote:Hey,

I would highly recommend Gimp a free program with much of the power of Photoshop.

Bruce

I now edit all of my uploads with gimp, and love the program. Yes, it is hard to get used to, but the results are fantastic.

Re: Where to go after Flickr Closes?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:10 pm
by eilonwy77
On the flickr blog today, they announced their replacement for Piknik: http://blog.flickr.net/en/2012/04/04/an ... om-aviary/

It's a new photo editor from aviary. Supposedly it will be faster. It will be rolling out in the next two weeks.