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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Flickr Pro

I just purchased a Flickr Pro account for two years. After I started to put in all the pictures I currently have here on the site, and noticing the limitations on free accounts, I decided to go ahead and shell out the money. It's a great product, and I don't mind paying for it at all. Look for my picture page to have thumbnails pulled from Flickr soon.

Of course, there was also the news today. On the one hand, "Pro account holders will get super mega bonuses, to be announced soon" sounds really good. On the other hand, I hope I didn't just waste money, based on "Free accounts will have more storage and uploads -- pro accounts too -- AND they'll be cheaper." I certainly hope any savings will somehow be passed on to those with existing pro accounts, on a prorated basis. Especially since I made the decision to purchase now based on this page which implies that current prices are for a limited time, and would go up when Flickr moved out of beta. Of course, I didn't remember the blog post mentioning prices being cheaper when I made the two-year purchase...