It looks like Flickr brings back Flickr Pro. The company made an announcement that it’s going to bring back the Pro subscription plan which is aimed at users who want to take full advantage of Yahoo’s service for photo sharing. The Pro subscription will introduce a number of new properties such as software discounts, improved analytics and a lot more. The service will also be ad-free. The users who will subscribe to the service will get a Pro badge on their account, which will be used to show their status.
Yahoo already changed some of their prices in 2013, introduced some new features like “doublr” and “ad-free” and dumped the old Flickr Pro version. Back then, Flickr said that it was dumping the Pro version because it didn’t work all that well anyway. At the same time, Yahoo also made the decision to allow Pro users to renew their subscriptions despite the fact that new users were not allowed to sing-up for the service. The Pro users that allowed their subscriptions to expire lost access to the service for good. Flickr also removed the Pro badge from the accounts and eliminated the possibility to gift others Pro service subscriptions.
However, seeing how the competition is fierce and startups meant for professional photographers, such as 500px and EyeEm have emerged, it seems like Flickr is trying to bring in back professionals onto its platform, or at least keep the ones it already has.
Flickr claims that the new Pro subscriptions will include new stats, improved navigation for viewing the images on mobile devices and many more. The new features will allow people to identify which images have the most impact and which of them have the most traffic. The Pro subscribers will be able to view the counts by galleries, collections, albums, photostream and photos, as well as comments and favorites.
The Pro members won’t see any ads when looking at their own pictures or images from other people and they will get the Pro badge on their account again. On top of this, Pro subscribers will also get a number of discounts on products regarding photography, such as a 20 percent discount on the Creative Cloud Photography plan from Adobe for the yearly subscribers. In addition, the subscribers will also receive free shipping on merchandise from Flickr and a 50 percent discount on the international shipping, provided that the users make at least a $25 purchase.
The annual Pro plan will be $49.99 a year, or $5.99 a month. Only time will tell if it a good decision that Flickr brings back Flickr Pro.
Image Source: thenewstribe.com