Posts Tagged ‘flickr’

The Internet Archive Joins the Commons, Uploads Millions of Historic Images to Flickr

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14 million historic images collected from over half a millennium’s worth of books are currently making their way, million-by-million, onto the Flickr Commons courtesy of a man named Kalev Leetaru and an organization called The Internet Archive. Read more…

Two Screenshots that Prove Marissa Mayer is Fulfilling Her Promise to Make Flickr Awesome Again

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Over the weekend, photographer and big Flickr advocate Thomas Hawk posted two revealing screenshots on his blog. The first was taken a couple of months pre-Marissa Mayer and shows the Flickr staff page in April of 2012. The second was shows that same page yesterday. Read more…

This Photographer is Living His Dream of Swimming with and Photographing Great White Sharks

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For photographer George Probst, Shark Week must be like looking through a family photo album. That’s because this photographer’s bucket list item turned passion is swimming with great white sharks and taking pictures that will help smash the ‘Jaws’ stereotype that clings to these majestic (if terrifying) creatures. Read more…

Flickr Takes on 500px and Getty with New Commercial Licensing Platform

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Flickr announced this morning the addition of a new licensing program to their lineup. Describing the program as a way for photographers to “partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds who are seeking original content,” Flickr seems to be taking strike at 500px and others to get their hand in on the licensing game.

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Icelandic Lava Cave and Northern Lights Captured Together in Breathtaking Composition

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How far would you go to capture a beautiful photograph? Would you spend almost an entire night inside a dark, freezing cold, kilometer-long lava cave in Iceland? Because that’s what photographer Ingólfur Bjargmundsson had to do to capture this stunning composite of the aurora through a cave’s skylight. Read more…

What Flickr Looks Like On a 25-Year-Old Macintosh

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What was it like to browse Flickr back in 1989? We don’t know, because Flickr didn’t exist then. However, thanks to a clever setup from Flickr user Jeff Jackson, we get a little glimpse at what it would be like.

By tweaking a 25-year-old Macintosh SE/30, Jackson decided to browse around the web to see what websites looked like and how they functioned. He ended up giving Flickr a go and the above screenshot is what he was presented with. According to Jackson, it took a full five minutes to load just one Flickr page; just a bit slower than the second or two it takes now.

(via TUAW)


Image credits: Macintosh SE/30 on the 68k MLA Flickr Page by Jeff Jackson

Reports Claim China Has Blocked Access to Flickr Amidst Pro-Democracy Protests

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Recent reports claim that, in an effort to increase censorship, China has blocked Yahoo! photo sharing site Flickr alongside a number of other social media services. According to Greatfire.org, a group dedicated to keeping the Internet open for all, the site has been down since July 1st. Read more…

Flickr Tweaks Its Photo Page… Again, Gets Relatively Positive Feedback

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In the ongoing effort to reach a happy medium between beauty and functionality, Flickr is yet again tweaking the layout of its photo pages. A number of users are reporting an updated layout complete with a few minor adjustments that seem to be making at least some formerly disgruntled users happy. Read more…

Flickr Has Hired the Creator of PhotoDrive to Improve Organization & Interaction

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It was recently announced that PhotoDrive, a popular photo uploading service powered by Flickr, is getting shut down. The reason? According to the latest Flickr blog post, Yahoo! has hired Jeff Bargmann, the man behind the growing photo start-up, in an effort to add some more human talent to the Flickr team. Read more…

Flickr to Drop Google and Facebook Login Options at the End of this Month

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Earlier this year, Yahoo! announced plans to wean off the Google and Facebook-based logins for its services. The first victim was their sports service platform, and at the end of this month it’s Flickr’s turn. Read more…