Flickr has been around long enough to be considered old school in certain parts of the web. Once it was acquired by Yahoo it sat largely dormant and unchanged until yesterday when Yahoo announced a brand new redesign of the site and that it is now offering 1 terabyte of free storage. That is A LOT of storage. I’m not exactly sure on the maths but I think it’s somewhere around 850,000+ photos.
Regardless of what Flickr offers as far as social integration goes you would be silly not to jump at the chance to back up your photos online for free using Flickr’s new 1 terabyte of storage.
If you’re using an Android phone you can download Flickr’s newly redesigned Android app which is free and does an adequate job of letting you upload photos straight from your phone. If you’re serious about backing photos up however you may want to check out the FlickFolio app. It costs $2.99 but it has a ton of settings, the most important of which, allows you to instantaneously upload photos as you take them, making sure all of your photos are backed up immediately.
Either way, we should be seeing a lot more really great photos showing up on Flickr now which is always a good thing.