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Author Topic: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!  (Read 3260 times)

lanux128

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Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« on: June 17, 2007, 11:05:57 PM »
i logged on to Yahoo! Photos today to receive this message.. so anyone who has an account better hurry up..

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http://closing.photos.yahoo.com/


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Re: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 06:32:09 AM »
Nice of them to tell people!

I just logged in to Yahoo! My Photos and got no message at all! Went to the link you gave and they moved my photos to Flickr - no probs.

Would have been nice to have some sort of warning.

It's a good move though - the Yahoo!  Photos interface was crap.

The only advantage of the Yahoo! Photos interface was that you could save photo attachments in emails directly to My Photos (which was neat). Hopefully this will be changed to link to Flickr instead.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2007, 06:37:07 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 08:25:03 PM »
hmm.. that is strange. maybe they're implementing the process in batches. anyway, i have been planning (sitting on, more likely) on combining both of the accounts for some time. glad that yahoo made the push.. :)

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Re: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 10:55:57 PM »
more goodies from yahoo for migrating, a free Pro Account for three months! i read the news feed from cybernet and went to check, sure enough mine was upgraded too.. :Thmbsup:

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Yeah, Pro account!
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Re: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 11:05:08 PM »
Sounds like an attempt by Yahoo to get you to go over the limit on flickr that way when it expires you will then have to pay to keep what you have on there that is over the limit and wont get deleted. So to me it sounds nothing short than a money making scheme by yahoo and I give it a :down:.
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Re: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 11:30:14 PM »
you seem to know something that i don't.. this limit you mention, isn't it only for uploading or does it also apply to storage as well?

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Re: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 11:50:04 PM »
The limit of photosets to 3 in the free compared to unlimited in the pro is one of the main points I saw from the screenshot that would hurt when the 3 months are up wouldnt it? Me be confused now.
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Re: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007, 12:18:40 AM »
hmm.. that's an interesting point there.. your comments got me curious, so i googled and found this page here on limits - http://flickr.com/help/limits

Limitations of free acount
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Non-renewal of pro accounts
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P.S. btw, i'm not a heavy user but i feel that this is a good opportunity to test-drive the pro a/c.. :)

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Re: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 12:18:57 PM »
Yeah it would be nice to try it out, but if it was me I wouldnt get over the limits of the free account and if I did on photosets I would merge them into 3 (if possible) before the pro expired if I was going back to free. :)
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Re: Yahoo! Photos closing shop!
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007, 09:23:51 PM »
aye, i guess that's what i'd be doing.. :Thmbsup: