I’ve been a user of Yahoo! Photos for some time, and some photo slideshows on my blahg were up on Yahoo! Photos. Well, Yahoo! also owns the amazing photo sharing site Flickr, and recently they decided to shut down Yahoo! Photos and concentrate on Flickr.
To make the transition easy for all, they gave their users a choice on which other service they wanted to shift to. So they’ve tied up with other similar sites like Kodak, Photobucket, Snapfly, and of course, Flickr. It shuts down on 20th September, so everyone has to make a choice. You can also download your photos if you want.
I chose to move to Flickr. Did have an account earlier too, but I used Yahoo! Photos more. A simple button click, they’ll confirm which account you want to move to…and you’re done. Not exactly, it takes some time, like it took a few hours to shift all my photos, but they mailed me when it was over. All photo tags, descriptions etc are retained. Do note that while it’s being moved, you can’t access the photos via Yahoo! Photos.
When they shift the photos, by default everything is marked private, so that you can go ahead and safely choose the privacy level. This is only for the shifted photos, and they even have a handy tool to set photo levels to public for ones which were so earlier.
Best of all, I become a Pro member of Flickr for 3 months, free of cost. I definitely think Flickr is way better than Picasa Web, it’s got a far greater sense of community.
All photo slideshows have now been shifted to Flickr, and the URLs updated. Subscribers will get the link updates automatically, so if you get a really long mail then please bear with me.
PS – Ain’t I supposed to be STUDYING for tomorrow’s exam instead of fooling around on Flickr?