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Flickr Pro Membership 25% Off Discount Code

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I honestly thought this was a joke. What a poorly written email emphasising how SmugMug saved Flickr and then offer a discount. I have renewed my Flickr subscription last November but I'm getting a bad taste about this whole SmugMug/Flickr story.
Dear Flickr Pros,
First, and above all else: thank you. Thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for caring about Flickr. Thank you for supporting Flickr. Thank you for being a Flickr Pro.

Two years ago, Flickr was losing tens of millions of dollars a year. Our company, SmugMug, stepped in to rescue it from being shut down and to save tens of billions of your precious photos from being erased.

Why? We’ve spent 17 years lovingly building our company into a thriving, family-owned and -operated business that cares deeply about photographers. SmugMug has always been the place for photographers to showcase their photography, and we’ve long admired how Flickr has been the community where they connect with each other. We couldn’t stand by and watch Flickr vanish.

So we took a big risk, stepped in, and saved Flickr. Together, we created the world’s largest photographer-focused community: a place where photographers can stand out and fit in.

And yet, Flickr—the world’s most-beloved, money-losing business—still needs your help.

We’ve been hard at work improving Flickr. We hired an excellent, large staff of Support Heroes who now deliver support with an average customer satisfaction rating of above 90%. We got rid of Yahoo’s login. We moved the platform and every photo to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the industry leader in cloud computing, and modernized its technology along the way. As a result, pages are already 20% faster and photos load 30% more quickly. Platform outages, including Pandas, are way down. Flickr continues to get faster and more stable, and important new features are being built once again.

Our work is never done, but we’ve made tremendous progress.

Flickr still needs your help. It’s still losing money. You, and hundreds of thousands of loyal Flickr members stepped up and joined Flickr Pro, for which we are eternally grateful. It’s losing a lot less money than it was. But it’s not yet making enough.

We need more Flickr Pro members if we want to keep the Flickr dream alive, and we need your help to share the story of Flickr.

We didn’t buy Flickr because we thought it was a cash cow. Unlike platforms like Facebook, we also didn’t buy it to invade your privacy and sell your data. We bought it because we love photographers, we love photography, and we believe Flickr deserves not only to live on but thrive. We think the world agrees; and we think the Flickr community does, too. But we cannot continue to operate it at a loss as we’ve been doing.

Flickr is the world’s largest photographer-focused community. It’s the world’s best way to find great photography and connect with amazing photographers. Flickr hosts some of the world’s most iconic, most priceless photos, freely available to the entire world. This community is home to more than 100 million accounts and tens of billions of photos. It serves billions of photos every single day. It’s huge. It’s a priceless treasure for the whole world. And it costs money to operate. Lots of money.

As you know, Flickr is the best value in photo sharing anywhere in the world. Flickr Pro members get ad-free browsing for themselves and their visitors, advanced stats, unlimited full-quality storage for all their photos, plus premium features and access to the world’s largest photographer-focused community.

Please, help us spread the word. Help us make Flickr thrive. Help us ensure Flickr has a bright future. Every Flickr Pro subscription goes directly to keeping Flickr alive and creating great new experiences for photographers like you. We are building lots of great things for the Flickr community, but we need your help. We can do this together.

We’re launching our end-of-year Pro subscription campaign on Thursday, December 26, but I want to give you a coupon code to share with friends, family, or anyone who shares your love of photography and community so they can enjoy the same 25% discount before the campaign starts.

We’ve gone to great lengths to optimize Flickr for cost savings wherever possible, but the increasing cost of operating this enormous community and continuing to invest in its future will require a small price increase early in the new year, so this is truly the very best time to help everyone upgrade to a Pro membership.

If you value Flickr finally being independent, built for photographers and by photographers, we need your help.

With gratitude,

Don MacAskill
Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Geek
SmugMug + Flickr

Please share coupon code 25in2019 or link below to give the gift of 25% off Flickr Pro now.

https://www.flickr.com/account/upgrade/ ... n=25in2019
As a geekCEO why don't you merge on two platforms into one. Or am I really the only one who thinks of that?
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VESTEGAARD wrote: I honestly thought this was a joke. What a poorly written email emphasising how SmugMug saved Flickr and then offer a discount. I have renewed my Flickr subscription last November but I'm getting a bad taste about this whole SmugMug/Flickr story.



As a geekCEO why don't you merge on two platforms into one. Or am I really the only one who thinks of that?
This is the only way to keep Flickr alive as it is dying a slow death.
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I have had a Smugmug subscription almost since they began due they offered certain features others did not at the time and then a Flickr Pro subscription years later due their aviation and wildlife communities were so vibrant at the time. Now I'm finding myself in a position where I seldom upload to Smugmug but have so many family photos there it is tough to give up and due health issues I have not been able to participate in the Flickr communities as I had in the past.

I can afford both of them but they are redundant in some respects. I really don't know anywhere else that offers the communities that Flickr has.

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How is this compared to anything else? Can customer view their photos and download them?

I'm new at photography and want something more professional than Amazon drive lol

I do mostly family photos, weddings etc

I do shoot wild life too but not all the time

I was thinking of starting my own website up and have a blog,. What's the going trend these days?
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sassysue wrote: How is this compared to anything else? Can customer view their photos and download them?

I'm new at photography and want something more professional than Amazon drive lol

I do mostly family photos, weddings etc

I do shoot wild life too but not all the time

I was thinking of starting my own website up and have a blog,. What's the going trend these days?
I use Zenfolio is deliver the photos to my clients, unlimited storage for JPEG. My website is on a server using Wordpress.
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kangmlee wrote: I use Zenfolio is deliver the photos to my clients, unlimited storage for JPEG. My website is on a server using Wordpress.
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How's their website templates? Seems like a better price than Flickr pro
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sassysue wrote: How is this compared to anything else? Can customer view their photos and download them?

I'm new at photography and want something more professional than Amazon drive lol

I do mostly family photos, weddings etc

I do shoot wild life too but not all the time

I was thinking of starting my own website up and have a blog,. What's the going trend these days?
Zenfolio or Smugmug are somewhat similar to each other; both would be better than Flickr for commercial purposes. They both have various levels of packages that allow you to monetize the images you upload as well as heavily customize the appearance of your web pages and at a cost that is not overwhelming on a yearly basis.

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NewsyL wrote: Zenfolio or Smugmug are somewhat similar to each other; both would be better than Flickr for commercial purposes. They both have various levels of packages that allow you to monetize the images you upload as well as heavily customize the appearance of your web pages and at a cost that is not overwhelming on a yearly basis.

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I'm getting by with Facebook atm and Instragram,. My client base hasn't went up much but want something that looks more professional like a portfolio or something something basic and doesn't cost me 200 a yr lol

Maybe WordPress be the easiest and run a home server?

Got my first wedding in February and wanna invest into better equipment, currently I'm shooting with a 50d and have high quality lenses and haven't seen the need to buy something new and spend 4000 on a new camera lol.
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Flickr is dying a very slow death. It used to be the best community out there, but it seems they lacked any strategy or plan for a long while. 500px was born out of Flickr and works way better for a billion reasons, plus it's made in Toronto!
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If you are a Flickr Pro Member...

Don't forget to Cash in on the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

Extended my Plan 2 Months...
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Flickr Pros get two complimentary months ($20 value) of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, the powerful package of editing tools including Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
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bhrm wrote: Flickr is dying a very slow death. It used to be the best community out there, but it seems they lacked any strategy or plan for a long while. 500px was born out of Flickr and works way better for a billion reasons, plus it's made in Toronto!
I was looking at 500px as well, I like how they are Canadian (and my money stays in the country)

I am also considering a SmugMug membership. They have a tool that allows to transfer my pictures which will save me time. I renewed and still have about 10 months. Worst case scenario I will download batches of pictures to my computer and make a decision later.

Has anyone started transferring pictures?
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I signed up with 500px last week and paid my membership today. I started downloading my pictures from Flickr today as I won't be renewing with them at the end of my paid membership.

500px allows only pictures of 2mb and with Flickr I never looked at the size of the image and just uploaded whatever, so I would need to resize my old pictures.

For now, I will continue downloading my images from Flickr and keep them on a portable drive and see what remains after the end of my Flickr membership.
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VESTEGAARD wrote: I signed up with 500px last week and paid my membership today. I started downloading my pictures from Flickr today as I won't be renewing with them at the end of my paid membership.

500px allows only pictures of 2mb and with Flickr I never looked at the size of the image and just uploaded whatever, so I would need to resize my old pictures.

For now, I will continue downloading my images from Flickr and keep them on a portable drive and see what remains after the end of my Flickr membership.

I was thinking of paying for 500px... Had the subscription in the cart but didn't send in the subscription...

Following day 500px sends me a message with a discount code...

Ended up extending Flickr for another 2 years...

Going to extend my Adobe Creative Cloud Plan with the Flickr Pro Promo...

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