Originally Posted by Okayyou
It will take some time to get used to but flickr was in need of an upgrade. I'm not complaining about the 1TB of storage.
Certainly a lot of space but previously it was completely unlimited. They are purposely trying to get pro users to "downgrade" because they will make a lot more money in ad revenue than they ever will with subscription fees.
And these changes are far beyond simply getting used to. They have completely destroyed usability. If there was some way to disable the justified 'streaming' of photostreams I could probably live with it but as it is it loads slow as hell, and all the pics are smashed together in a giant mess competing for attention. I much prefer my shots to have a bit of whitespace for padding so that they may breath a bit. Also, they have moved/obfuscated info like comments/titles/EXIF et al behind more mouseclicks.
A huge step backwards for elegance, simplicity, accessibility and usability. It is fairly clear that flickr wants to become yet another generic social media site rather than a serious community for artists to share their work.