An outfit from ages ago, before it got properly warm.
Today I have a question for those of you that use flickr: What do you think of the changes? I don’t hate it as much as some people do, but I do have two fairly substantial issues with it:
1. If you click on a format it is displayed in a tiny format on a black background. It looks ugly and messy, with the bottom of the page still being white. What I loved about the old display was that the picture default size was fairly big, and that it was simple, white background, no bells and whistles.
2. I actually quite like how the new tiled home page displays lots of pictures, but it is nigh on impossible now to get to old photos if they are not in a set, because you just have to keep scrolling and scrolling downwards with pictures that are still loading. Related to this, there seems to be quite a lot of buggyneas, with pictures randomly not displaying in the order they were uploaded.
I’m also unsure whether to switch to the free version now you get a terrabyte. I kind of like it advert free, though it looks like such a mess now in places, I guess having adverts isn’t going to make that much of a difference. Plus you can block them with adblock I gather.
I am also worried that messing with the format and making it free is an act of desperation to get users back. I guess Flickr has been losing popularity in the last few years, and this might just be the last ditch attempt to save itself. I’m quite tempted to move somewhere else, or maybe just a cloud storage thing like dropbox, and start hosting my photos directly on the blog instead, before it all goes wrong and my photos disappear into the ether.
Does anyone have any recommendations for alternatives? I don’t care about the social network aspect, I want a storage that is visually appealing and lets me browse my own photos easily. It’s that latter that stops me from just storing it all in a dropbox or on a computer. I have an old external hard drive full of photos and no idea what they are. I loved flickr for helping me keep on top of it. Alternatives mentioned in the flickr forums are ipernity and smugmug but I’ve not had a look yet.
* top – from maternity bundle off gumtree * skirt – h&m, aeons ago * shoes – torpattoffeln * brooch – materialised * earrings – me made *