Skip to main content

Yahoo’s not done with Flickr, continues to tweak redesign with new photo page

yahoos not done with flickr continues to tweak redesign new photo page

Soon after Marissa Mayer took over the CEO job at Yahoo in 2012, a Twitter campaign was launched with one simple request: “Please make Flickr awesome again.” It didn’t take long before Yahoo responded with a new iOS app in December, followed by a complete overhaul earlier this year. Despite mixed opinions (although Flickr’s own research has found a substantial increase in users since the site launched), the once-immensely-popular photo-sharing site continues to evolve, this time introducing a redesigned layout of the photo page.

The page is currently being rolled out to all users; we just checked our account and found the old design, so it’s not a universal rollout. In the resigned, the photo is no longer shown on top with limited info on the bottom that’s usually out of view unless you scroll down. Now, the photo is displayed nice and large with a new sidebar that shows a lot more info – including EXIF metadata if the user opts to show it – and gives you more control options (like adding favorites or sharing to social media). User comments are now listed with the newest first and at the top.

After being neglected by Yahoo’s previous regime for so long, Flickr is suddenly receiving newfound love from Mayer’s leadership. We still don’t know what Mayer and Co. have up their sleeves (except going after Google and Facebook), but from these latest updates and the acquisition/tie-in of Tumblr, we can safely assume that photography and Flickr will play a big role in Yahoo’s future.

Check out the specific details about this new photo page here.

Editors' Recommendations

Les Shu
Former Digital Trends Contributor
I am formerly a senior editor at Digital Trends. I bring with me more than a decade of tech and lifestyle journalism…
Flickr opens up its annual ‘Your Best Shot’ photo competition
Benjamin Edelstein landscape photo 4

It's that time of year again, Flickr users. The service is officially opening up its annual Your Best Shot 2016 group for submissions on Thursday, December 1.

This annual photo competition is a way for the Flickr community to show off its best work across all genres of photography. Submissions will be accepted from December 1, 2016, through January 7, 2017, and although the photo must've been uploaded to Flickr in 2016, it doesn't have to have been captured in 2016.

Read more
With #Stickers, Twitter offers a new way to have a little fun with your photos

Twitter just announced a new feature coming soon to the social network, er, I mean news service. It’s called #Stickers, and provides a way for users to place decorative items on their photos. In a blog post, Twitter says sets of stickers will be rotated in and out, so there will always be something fresh and timely. Available stickers will include everything from emoji and props to specific items that can be used to “support a cause.”

Stickers can be placed anywhere on a photo and rotated or resized to your heart's content. This is similar to, say, Snapchat, but what makes Twitter’s use of stickers unique is that each sticker on a photo is actually a hashtag (hence the official name of the feature, #Stickers). Tap on a sticker, and Twitter displays other photos recently tagged with that sticker. This may have some value when it comes to the aforementioned “support a cause” function, but the purpose of viewing every photo that somebody slapped a pair of cartoon sunglasses on (the chosen demonstration by Twitter) isn't immediately clear.

Read more
New Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 photo printer is faster, quieter than the original
fujifilm launches instax share sp2 photo printer 1

Fujifilm’s Instax line of instant film products has become a big hit for the company, selling better than even the highly acclaimed digital X-series cameras. In addition to the series of fun-to-use cameras, Fujifilm offers the Instax Share printer that makes credit-card sized instant prints from their mobile phone or compatible camera. The company is introducing the newest version, the Instax Share SP-2.

Among the improvements over the SP-1, Fujifilm says the new SP-2 is faster, quieter, has better image quality, and a greatly improved Wi-Fi connection. The SP-2 has also a completely new design, featuring a silver or gold body with a sleek white casing and an internal rechargeable battery.

Read more