Flickr's Massive Redesign: Full-Res Photos, and a Terabyte of Free Storage

By Leslie Horn on at

It's a Yahoo news bonanza today. Just after the company this morning announced its $1.1 billion dollar acquisition of Tumblr, it showed off a completely redesigned version of Flickr.

Here's what's up: Flickr's web interface is totally different — clean and simple with big, beautiful, full-resolution photos. The Flickr homepage? No more small thumbnails and a whole lot less white space. Now you'll see full-sized pictures. It's really quite lovely with a full-bleed photo at the top of your profile. Flickr's also getting gorgeous, full-screen slideshows, and when you upload and share your photos, you're not losing any pixels.

Search (above) has been totally revamped, powered by Yahoo tech of course. Again, images are bigger, and it's much more immersive and easier to find what you're looking for. Here's the explore tab:

And here's the single image view:

On top of that, you're now getting a full terabyte of storage for free. That's apparently 70 times more than any other service offers you, and probably more space than you even need.

Additionally, Flickr released a totally new Android app (in addition to the iOS app it updated in March) that lets you access your Flickr pics from anywhere. The new Flickr is live now, so if you head over to the site, you'll see a much prettier, image-centric, modern look.