Flickr is a website that do image hosting and video hosting as well as web services
and deems itself as the ‘best online management and sharing application’ in the
whole wide world.
The founder of Flickr is Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake. It started out as a
chatroom with the ability to exchange photos.
In 2005 Flickr.com was acquired byYahoo!.
The website is very popular for users worldwide to share and embed personal
photographs, and effectively an online community. It is also widely used by photo
researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social
The website is so popular and it is believed that Flickr has a total of 87 million
registered members with more than 3.5 million new images uploaded daily.
You don’t need to register to get acces to the content on Flickr. The website has
different options to choose from and that is one of the reasons for being so popular.
Even for mobile users, Flickr has official mobile apps for the Windows Phone
operating systems, Android, PlayStation Vita and iOS .
There is the “Free Flickr account”, you can upload up to 1 Terabyte worth of photos, with
unlimited monthly bandwidth.
Then there is the “Ad Free” flickr account, with a small amount payable per year.
The third and largest option is called “Doublr” with a bigger fee payable per
year. The option allows you to use 2 Terabytes of photo and video space,
upload and download in full original quality and unlimited monthly bandwidth.