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I just got this email from Flickr:

--- Quote ---We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.

.......you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.

If you do not delete your account by May 25, 2018, your Flickr account and data will transfer to SmugMug and will be governed by SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy.
--- End quote ---

So, what are you guys and gals doing?

I left flickr years ago I don't put photos anywhere they can get stolen or used for free

I'm glad it's gone

I'm a Flickr member for many years now, and even had a Pro account in the past, but despite I keep my account open there I do not use it for a long time now. Even then I never uploaded nothing larger than 500px and with a small watermark. Their constant safety failures never assured me.

As a photographic community I also ended up detesting it. Everybody kissing each others ass, no real criticism made and accepted and small groups voting each other awful photos in the group contests, so they could get idiotic badges. I played this game successfully without having to be a member of a clique, but I detest these type of things that promote corruption over talent so after a while I stopped.

As for Smugmug I also had a paid account. Anyway, they decided to triple or quadruple (or more, can't remember) the annual fee so I left.

I can't predict what will happen by joining both of them but from my experience with both I'm not exactly thrilled.

Flickr seems to have been dying a slow death for years

Just deleted my account after 13 years just before the $24.95 renewal! Thanks for reminding me it still existed.


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