How To Get Your Photos Out Of Flickr

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    Whether or not this guy's prediction comes true or not, it's just a pretty good idea to know how to get all your images out of Flickr. Like most of you, the only thing I use Flickr for is to save all my goofy images I use in forum posts and the likes but its still a good idea to snag them...you know, just in case.

    Given that Yahoo has been losing money and Verizon (seriously, Verizon) picked up the company at a low-ball price, something has got to go. It could be Flickr. I doubt Verizon will dump your images, but you never know. None of us expected Google Reader to go away, but it did. As for Verizon and Flickr, here's my prediction: Flickr is an actively used brand, and Verizon is spending more and more of its energy selling phones that take pictures. So I would honestly be very surprised if you woke up one morning and found all your pictures gone.
     
  2. ryuen

    ryuen Limp Gawd

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    Photo sharing sites are for for sharing.
    Always keep local copies and backups of everything.
     
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  3. Dead Parrot

    Dead Parrot 2[H]4U

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    Anyone that uses Internet based storage as their only file storage is someone that will very likely have an involuntary unrecoverable file cleanup event.
     
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  4. AK0tA

    AK0tA Gawd

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    $4.8 Billion is a lowball price, wow? Flicker may be the most valuable asset they have.
     
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    I very much doubt this will happen.

    Flickr is the only thing of value in the Yahoo portfolio. Buying Yahoo and shutting down flickr would be pretty silly.
     
  6. JCrimson

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    Thanks for the info! This is a great heads up!