Today, Flickr announced a pretty big update for their service it includes a new uploader as well as some new features available for their users. You may remember back in 2013 when Flickr gave all their users 1TB of space for pictures. Well they want to be sure their users are using that space, and thus have included some new features for the webapp as well as mobile apps.
One of the new features are new uploaders. They have a new Uploadr for Mac and Windows, which means everything from your laptop and desktop will hit the cloud. Additionally, you can use their Auto-Uploadr on iOS and Android to be sure that the photos taken on your smartphone are uploaded to the cloud as well. Much like Google+, everything uploaded will be private until you decide to share it with others. Which is a feature that many people will love.
There’s also a new camera roll in the cloud. So you are able to view your albums no matter what device you are using. Whether that be an iPhone, a Nexus 5, a Mac or a Windows laptop. Definitely nice to have access to all of your photos everywhere. Flickr also has a new search. Where you can search for pictures, as well as search by colors, as well as size and orientation. Definitely a big help for those that are looking for a specific picture.
To cap all of that off, Flickr is also releasing new Mobile Apps today. The updates make the Flickr experience consistent across devices and platforms. So you can have the same experience whether you’re viewing Flickr albums on the web, iPad, iPhone, Android smartphones or tablets. The updates should be available on the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App store in a few hours if they aren’t already available.
With Flickr giving you 1TB of space for free, that means you can save over half a million photos to Flickr without having to resize them, like Google+ does for unlimited storage. It’s by far the best place to store photos, especially if you want free storage.