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Impending Flickr Redesign Said to Simplify and Unify the Flickr Experience

According to a report by Re/code, Yahoo! is getting ready to redesign Flickr yet again. Said to be coming "within the next few weeks," the updates won't be as dramatic as the last revamp, but it's definitely going to bring some welcomed changes that focus on the smaller details.

The overarching goal this time, it seems, is to simplify and unifying the mobile and web browser Flickr experiences.

Flickr iOS App Update Adds Customizable Filters, Pro Editing Tools and More

Many believe that Instagram's recent acquisition of Luma means that the photo sharing app will soon be adding some cool features, including live filter previews and editing capabilities. Yahoo!, however, has beaten Instagram to the punch by adding all of this and more to the latest version of the Flickr iOS app.

Yahoo! Snaps Up Startup IQ Engines, Will Improve Flickr Organization and Search

Yahoo! certainly doesn't shy away from acquiring companies it believes will help its cause. In some cases those acquisitions turn into long-term investments ala Flickr, in others the acquired company just sort of disappears.

The latest acquisition news out of the Yahoo! camp is that image-recognition startup IQ Engines is joining the Flickr team in order to help improve the organization and search features of the photo sharing site.

Flickr Redesigns Groups Pages to Match the Site’s New Look

When Yahoo! launched the new Flickr at the end of May, not every part of the website got the "spectacular" treatment. One of the sections of the site that has been lagging behind the rest were the Groups pages, and Flickr has finally decided to bring them up to speed.

Flickr Users Cry Foul as Yahoo Introduces New Toolbar

Yahoo can't seem to catch a break where Flickr users are concerned. Just as everyone is coming to terms with the redesign that stirred a bit of an uproar on the Flickr forums, the company has introduced a new toolbar at the top of every page that has users upset yet again.

Bing Now Allows You to Filter Your Image Searches by Licence

As the saying goes: "better late than never." In a move that puts Bing on par with the likes of Google's and Yahoo's image search engines, Microsoft's search giant has just added licensing refinements to its image searching capabilities as well.

Yahoo! Mail Now Lets You Easily Browse and Share Flickr Photos and Sets

Ever since she started with Yahoo!, CEO Marissa Mayer has been making improvements big and small to every service the massive company has. One of the biggest changes came to Flickr, which received a full-blown overhaul. It makes sense, then, that Yahoo! would want to begin integrating Flickr into its other services, and that's exactly what today's update to Yahoo! Mail is bringing.

Yahoo Sets Out to Spread the Word About the New Flickr With a TV Commercial

Yahoo's recent Flickr redesign has been met with mixed reviews. After the release, a large number of users took to the Flickr Help forum and tore into everything from the look and feel to the team responsible.

General opinion at Yahoo, however, is that this is a just a small subset (albeit a very vocal one) of users, and the company is displaying its commitment to the new Flickr with the first ever (to our knowledge) Flickr TV commercial.

Users Take to the Flickr Feedback Forum to Voice Displeasure with the Redesign

After Yahoo! announced and implemented its major Flickr redesign, the company invited users to give their feedback on Flickr's help forum. Of course, the company was probably hoping for constructive feedback -- as in questions and polite suggestions. What it got instead was a tidal wave of negative comments bashing the new layout and, in some cases, the staff themselves.

Flickr Backpedals, Gives All Pro Users the Chance to Renew and Keep Their Benefits

Flickr's recent transition to a "spectacular" new design and account structure has been anything but "spectacular" thus far. While some photographers have come out in support of the new design, reaction from the photographic community seems to be more negative than positive.

The new design was accused of being tailored towards the Facebook/Instagram/Twitter crowd and not photographers, Marissa Mayer made the statement that because of the prevalence of cameras there's not such thing as a professional photographer anymore, and it looked like certain Flickr Pro users would be "screwed" out of their Pro accounts ... We're guessing it's been a rough few days at the Yahoo! offices.

RIP “Professional Photographers”

...there's no such thing as Flickr Pro, because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, there is no such thing really as professional photographers, when there's everything is professional photographers. Certainly there is varying levels of skills, but we didn't want to have a Flickr Pro anymore, we wanted everyone to have professional quality photos, space, and sharing." -- Marissa Mayer, Yahoo Event, May 2013

Woah, there, Yahoo cowgirl...let's hold on just a second!

Yahoo Pairs Weather With Flickr Photos in Gorgeous New Weather App

Yahoo! just released a new weather app that takes advantage of beautiful photos provided by the company's Flickr community to pair in depth weather information with gorgeous photos of your city experiencing similar weather. The idea is that users don't just want to know the weather (numerically speaking), they want to see it.

Yahoo! Image Search Now Helps You Dig Through All of Flickr Creative Commons

We're used to Google frequently improving things on its end -- most recently adding pan and zoom to Google+ -- but a constantly improving Yahoo! is a fairly new thing.

After numerous improvements to Flickr and a new Flickr app, Yahoo! has turned its photographic eye on Yahoo! Image Search. From here on out, you'll be able to search all of Flickr's creative commons images straight from Yahoo!

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Starts Putting Her Photos Where Her Money and Mouth Are

When it comes to the Marissa Mayer/Yahoo!/Flickr love triangle, a little timeline of events is always helpful. So first we had Marissa Mayer, Google's 20th employee, take over as CEO of Yahoo! after several other people over the course of 12 months just couldn't cut it. It was around that time that the #dearmarissamayer movement began, with the message "Please Make Flickr Awesome Again" at the top of its list.