Flickr is Getting a Major Makeover

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by RoyReed, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's the Pinterest effect!
  3. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    It does need some attention. I await the new with interest.
  4. stowpirate

    stowpirate skinflintish camera nut

    If only they could roll it back to the previous setup :facepalm:
  5. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Yes, it does - not so much for the photo interface IMO, though a bit of streamlining wouldn't hurt, but for the community functions, which are still very 90s really, very poor on notification tools. I see a lot of dead communities which really wouldn't be if they were easier to use.

    The basic photostream concept is still pretty good I think and shouldn't be messed with.
  6. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I like that. Really almost anything would be better than the current layout.

    Edit: some other elements, especially the batch operations view, are really good. Just not the standard display.
  7. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

    Will this mean that when I eventually get around to logging in to my account I won't know where anything is and start doing everything wrong?
  8. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Talking of Flickr, and I'm sure everyone knows of this already, but is my favourite thing. Makes landscape photography trip planning so much easier.
  9. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I would agree with this - I've been using Flickr a lot more recently and I'm getting very frustrated with the limited options available for standard layout.
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Flickr's current layout is awful. Really, really awful.
  11. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    When did it end up like that? I only signed up this year but it seems like it was always like it is now, and reminds me of Gallery 2, which was doing the rounds in 2005.
  12. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    It's been basically the same since Yahoo took it over. It used to be a very innovative site actually - they were one of the first people to even do inline AJAX editing of titles and descriptions and stuff, and the notes function was just magic voodoo shit man.
  13. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    It'll never look great, by the way, because a great photo gallery is one that is individual and only contains the elements that are required. You're never going to get that with a general purpose site. Blog or CMS software does it OK but there you can set a look and feel that is disconnected from any other instance of it. This sticks in my head as the way to do it, but running your own site is a pain in the arse.

    Also, everyone will complain about it, just like they complain about the visual aspects of Facebook Timeline. These people are almost certainly wrong. It's amazing how conservative internet youth turns out to be.
  14. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    It'd be nice if they had uploaders that work properly :mad:
    plurker likes this.
  15. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I'd like to see a larger default image display size, keyboard shortcuts (just left and right to page through photos would do) and one-click access to the full-res version.
    toblerone3 likes this.
  16. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Well, where is it?
  17. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    They added a new contacts display option, I think it was. I assume that wasn't it.
  18. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

    Christ, check flickr, I think this is the major makeover!!!
  19. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    Been waiting for this

    In short, Flickr has killed all white space on its entire site​
    "One terabyte of space is now available to our users."​
  20. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

    When you are on photostream you can click "edit" to see how your photos used to be laid out and so do
    the practical things you need to do.
    Profile page still the same old look and looks out of place now
    Organise is pretty much the same.
    Groups are still the same.
    I guess it is just the new photostream and the terrabyte for free that are the big changes.
    As RedDragon mentioned above.
    I wonder how much of a nuisance the ads will be as I can see myself downgrading to free if they're not too intrusive.
  21. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    fuck! I just paid for another 2 years of Pro!
  22. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Fuck me! They actually did something! Who even cares what it's like!

    Perhaps they're focusing their feckless, workshy, half-arsed incompetence on Tumblr now.
  23. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"


  24. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    Not sure what to make of this. They are now advertising an "ad free" account for $49.99 a year which is more than a pro account :hmm:
  25. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    my immediate reaction is WTF?
  26. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Flickr has been one of my least favourite websites for photos. Often don't bother to look at Flickr links because its so clunky and the pictures don't look good. Might check it again now to see if its improved.
  27. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    But fuck paying £500 a year. No wey.
  28. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    The fucking fuck have they done?


    I can see the benefit in having a nice continuous stream of your photos, but everything is just fucking horrible.

    Comments and photo info is lost at the bottom of individual photo pages, with comments being shoved all the way to the left, it looks really awkward. Everything is taking far longer to load (don't even think about using lightbox).

    Jesus suffering fuck.

    *throws ALL her toys out her pram*

    And what the FUCK are they doing with the account subs?

    Paulie Tandoori likes this.
  29. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    why dont you just use picasa?
  30. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    There's a new Android app which is apparently nice (haven't checked as I hate the site for the same reasons as toblerone mentioned).

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