Marissa Mayer has just made Flickr “awesome” again! Yahoo is giving away three months of pro services to all its current users for free. With just a few clicks, you get all the benefits of a Flickr Pro account! This is good news to all those Flickr users who have always imagined of having a pro account.
Current Flickr pro users also get the holiday season offer, with an option to extend the validity of their pro account for extra three months for free.
According to a Flickr staff who made the announcement on the site’s forum saying, “As our way to saying thanks this holiday season. We’ve got a gift for all our Flickr friends, old and new! 3 months of Free Pro!”
The free three months pro account comes with unlimited uploading, unlimited viewing of entire photo library, and also capability to post photos in up to 60 groups. This is a reward from Flickr for sticking to the service all these years.
Here’s what you get for the next 3 months with the Flickr Pro for Free offer:
- Unlimited* uploads (up to 50MB per photo)
- Unlimited viewing of your entire photo library
- Post photos in up to 60 groups
- Download your original, high-resolution photos – whenever you need them
- Upload and play unlimited HD videos
To get the offer, login to your Flickr account and you will notice a banner right below the photo navigation links on top. Otherwise, you can simply go to — http://www.flickr.com/holidaygift — and avail the offer.
In comparison that to what you get with a free Flickr account (non-pro):
- 300 MB monthly photo upload limit (30MB per photo)
- 2 video uploads each month (90 seconds max, 150MB per video)
- Photostream views limited to the 200 most recent images
- Post any of your photos in up to 10 group pools
- Only smaller (resized) images accessible (though the originals are saved in case you upgrade later)