Flickr’s Instagram-Like Redesign

flickr 3.0

After revamping its website layout, the photo-centric website has brought a fresh redesign to its iOS and Android App with Flickr “3.0”. Rather than competing with 500px, it seems that now Flickr has its eyes set on Instagram and other mobile photo-sharing services.

Flickr 2.0 [iPhone 4S Screenshot]

The previous version of Flickr was already quite a step forward from the original one, but it still felt more like a mobile-friendly version of the website rather than an stand-alone app for capturing and browsing pictures.

Flickr 2.0 before update

Flickr 3.0 [iPhone 5S Screenshot]

Flickr 3.0 is drastically redesigned to look more like instagram, emphasising on interaction through faves, comment and photo-sharing. The app also runs faster with seamless scrolling feed of single images.

flickr 3.0

flickr 3.0 feed

Just like the previous version, there are 14 filters that you can use live while shooting, as well as in-app post processing features such as auto-enhance, crop, exposure, contrast, white balance, etc.

flickr 3.0

Another awesome addition to this app is the ability to shoot and upload HD videos (up to 30 seconds). The 14 filters are also available for video-mode (YAY!)

Bye-bye Instagram?

Not necessarily, I would still be using Instagram for daily shoots with my iPhone. For those who are really used to Instagram’s filters and can’t survive without ‘likes’ from your followers may also find it difficult to switch to Flickr. As of now, Flickr will remain as a photo-sharing website for my “serious” photos (taken by “serious” cameras), but who knows what’ll happen in the future.

By the way, Flickr has a free terabyte of storage, so it can double up a dropbox alternative for your photos!

I’ve been a Flickr user since 2007 and I’m really happy that Yahoo is finally putting a great effort to promote its services. I have to say they’re quite late to the game, but better late than never 🙂




PS. I would like to give a shoutout to my good friend Jeanette who has helped promote my website 🙂 If you have a passion for writing, you should visit her website!




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