Flickr’s New Photo Pages Are Faster, Fuller, Flickrer

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You know how Flickr is cool and all but whenever you just want to see the info about a photo, you have to search all over the page and click a bunch of buttons and they all take forever to load and OH GOD WHY ME? Well, you can say goodbye to that crap forever, with Flickr’s sweet new “Photo Experience.”

First off, photos are bigger. 25% bigger if you view the before/after on the same screen, and a small version of the picture will load as a preview if you’re on a very slow internet connection (as I am right now). Next is that – according to Flickr – the pictures also load a lot faster, with “new technology” behind the scenes to speed things up.

But the biggest initial impact will come from the new layout, which reminds me of the info sidebar on the Everpix website. Right there, on a neat black background, you’ll find the metadata, comments and most-wanted photo info easily to hand. Even the comments have been re-jigged to put the newest ones first. All this means you never need to scroll to get the basic info about a picture.

As I often repeat, I love Flickr, and the only thing stopping me ditching Instagram entirely is the fact that I have like 1,000 followers over there already. If only Facebook would do something really dumb (again) so everybody would jump ship and come over to the good side.

  • Avenged110

    I like that beach!

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