Yahoo has made some changes to its Flickr photo sharing service. It comes with a free terabyte of storage so that users can upload their original resolution images.
The changes were announced Monday evening at an event in Manhattan and follow Yahoo’s news earlier in the day that it will buy the blogging site Tumblr for US$1.1 billion.
As Yahoo says, “you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one.” That’s approximately 873,813 4.0 megapixel photos, 436,906 8mp photos, or 218,453 16mp photos. This upgraded storage also means that you can house longer videos on Flickr – 3 minutes at 1080p per video.
Two levels of paid service was offered by Flickr, though the options are different from before. Users can pay $49.99 a year for a version of the service that displays advertisements. They can also pay $499 a year to double their storage allotment to 2TB.