Flickr buyout goes to Smugmug – which is kind of a surprise to me because I didn't think Smugmug was flush with cash… but what do I know? LOL!
I've always been a huge Smugmug fan so this makes me feel good… but will it be good for them in the long term? I think Yahoo! bought Flickr last for something like $20mill — I can't imagine it has gone up in value so who knows what the purchase price was here.
But I'll be very curious to see where this goes. I like flickr too so it could be a very good marriage.
Flickr Agrees to Be Acquired by SmugMug – What This Means For You
Message from Flickr:
We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.
SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. With SmugMug, we’ll continue to focus on you, the Flickr members who inspire us all with your work.
Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience as you do now. We will continue to work to make your Flickr experience even better.
SmugMug + Flickr
We think you are going to love Flickr under SmugMug ownership, but you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.
Read more detailed FAQs about this transition on the Flickr Blog.
We’re happy that Flickr is your home for photography and we look forward to the next chapter in our adventure together as we join the SmugMug family.
The Flickr Team
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(cover photo credit: snap from Flickr)