Life is good when you can justify time for your hobbies & having fun. Between going to school and getting a job and starting my journey as a designer, it became easy for me to lose sight of little things like hobbies. I love film photography and have a ton of film cameras & film around the apartment and I think I abandoned it all for a little because I was so busy.
However, I’ve realized again how much fun it is and have also rediscovered flickr. I logged into flickr one day and realized the layout was totally different! Better, in my opinion.
I wanted to post about the new flickr, along with my excitement to take more REAL photographs.
Before: Flickr before had a little more white space, photos weren’t as big, and there was limited space, and you had to pay to have more than 200 photos up. All of the thumbnails were relatively the same size and they fit together in a grid. To be honest, it got kind of boring after a while!
Now: The layout has even spacing between photos, and they are gridded closer together and the size varies depending on the proportions, making it look more interesting & fluid. They give you a WHOLE TERABYTE of space for free and you can upload lovely, high resolution photos.
On top of that their mobile app functions a little bit more like instagram. You can take a photo directly form your phone, apply a filter if you’d like, and upload it (although I just use instagram for low-qual photos and my flickr gets filled with high res & scanned prints so I won’t really be using this fucntion…) You can scroll through posts of people you follow, and even double-tap to like!
I like flickr because it’s all simply centered around photographs. A direct way to see beauty that other people are harvesting via real cameras. I also really love that there is a terabyte of space now, making it a really easy way to store & share photos in one place online. I’m sure there are other new features that I am unaware of and thus, didn’t go over but from my perspective, the new interface makes me want to use it more. I only hope that it doesn’t turn too iphoney with the mobile features. (I made a pun!)
Above is a screen shot of the new interface, and below are some screen shots of the mobile app.Read More