New prices, Freebies and Rock
OK, as promised Flickr being part of Yahoo enables us to provide more stuff to Flickr users, stuff being storage, invites and upload limits. Thus:
On Free Accounts the limits will be doubled for uploads and archiving, i.e. 20 MB a month in uploads, 200 photos will be archived and available through the site.
Everyone who already purchased a Pro account at the old price ($41.77) prior to the switchover today, will receive the following upgrades:
If you have a 1 year pro account it will be extended to 2 years (if you bought a 2 year Pro account it will be extended to 4 years)
2 invites for 1 year Pro accounts to be given to anybody you want to give them to (that is, anybody except people who've already got a paid Flickr account, and/or yourself).
Going forward, Pro accounts will be priced at $24.95 a year -- more than half of what we had planned on offering when we were just Flickr: A Wee Company Going It Alone (F:AWCGIA). Also, Pro accounts now get 2 GB a month in uploads, up from a mere 1 GB previously. This of course applies to existing Pro accounts too.
Great news for Flickr users out there. :)