Flickr: 1 terabyte free storage

flickr_logoYahoo bought Tumblr for 1.1 billion dollars yesterday, and now they have relaunched their photo-sharing site, Flickr, and now offers all users a free 1 terabyte (TB) worth of storage.

Back in 2004 when Google launched Gmail, they offered users 1 gigabyte (GB) of free storage, saying users would never have to delete an e-mail again. Today, that 1 GB has increased to around 10GB or so, and it keeps increasing. But now, Flickr goes even further. 1 GB doesn’t get you very far in terms of photos, 10 GB isn’t worth much either, but 1 TB, that certainly is enough to fill the needs of most users.

1 TB allows users to store 218,453 photos in 16 megapixel resolution with an average size of 4.8 mb per photo. So, yeah, that’s quite a lot of storage space – for free!

Along with the relaunch, Flickr has also been re-designed, and a new Android app was also just released (the new iOS app was released a while ago).

Flickr was bought by Yahoo back in 2005 and today stores 8 billion photos from 89 million users.


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