Bad News from Flickr

I used to pay for extra space to use the photo archives on Flickr.com. A few years back they offered unlimited space for free. I loved that. Who wouldn’t?

Now Flickr is changing the rules and charging $49/year for accounts with more than 1,000 images or videos. I just don’t want to pay for something I have been getting for free for years. Who would?

Yahoo owns Flickr and I figure they make enough money, though that’s not based on my evaluation of their ledgers. We’ve got till January to move or delete images and I think that’s what I’ll do.

Microsoft, Shutterfly, Google and Facebook all have free photo archive space. I’m sure there are other services that also do. It’s just that it will take a lot of time to move these files. I have many on my computer or on an external hard drive. It’s a chore to get all these files organized though.

Ah, technology. You get us used to a service and then when we’ve made you integral to our lives, you pull the rug out from under us.

N.B. Microsoft charges now.

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Sepia Saturday

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt featured buses and transportation as a theme. If you think about it, it’s amazing all the various conveyances used to help us get around. Here’s a few I found on Flickr Commons.

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Washington State, woman driver, no date

Traffic, London 1927, London Transport Museum

Traffic, London 1927, London Transport Museum

from Florida Memory, 1922

from Florida Memory, 1922

Sepia Saturday

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Source: Flickr Commons, Univ. of Illinois

Source: Flickr Commons, Univ. of Illinois

Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress, 1893

Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress, 1893

Source: Flickr Commons, National Library of Ireland

Source: Flickr Commons, National Library of Ireland

This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt made me think of pottery, one of my great loves. The top two images I’ve chosen have illustrations, which I think connect them with their eras in a particular way.

If you want to see more Sepia Saturday interpretations, click here .