Flickr Gives a Terabyte to All Users, Still Max 3 Mins of Video


Flickr just announced 1 TB of storage for all users. Absolutely bonkers, I’m moving my photos back over there soon and keeping most of them private.

The average person never has to back-up their photo collection again, granted, I’d still keep a local copy, going online for your own photos is silly, but I trust Yahoo (Flickr’s owner) enough that they won’t lose it.

While that is crazy awesome, I am disappointed that they didn’t even make the slightest effort to improve their video hosting. Still 3 minute cap on 1080p video… unfortunate for them because I know I don’t hold a ton of loyalty to YouTube or Vimeo, both are great options but have shortcomings, if they merely matched Vimeo’s offerings and threw in a few more bells and whistles for pro users, I’d jump over for all future hosting.

Step it up Flickr, you just won the photo hosting race, now get the video market!

Either way, we all take tons of photos nowadays, now you have a digital archive you can log into anywhere.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.