Friday, July 13, 2007


I’ve just found out that Yahoo! is going to discontinue their Yahoo! Photos service. Anyone who has photos on Yahoo! Photos will have to move their photos to another service—which is bad news for me, because Rogers has a deal with Yahoo!, and I’d been getting unlimited photo storage through Yahoo! for my pictures. (I’ve linked to my photos site a few times, on this blog.)

Now, this isn’t all bad news. I’d been frustrated with the Yahoo! Photos site for a while, because I can’t upload a picture there and then put it on my blog—the best I can do is give someone a link to my main Photos page, and then say “now go to this particular folder, and the pictures are all in there.” (For example, when I went to Venezuela, and then wanted to put up the pictures, I had to do this.) One of my options will be to migrate my photos to a site like Flickr, which has more functionality than what Yahoo! Photos has, and will make it easier to share my pictures.

However, based on the very limited research I’ve done into it, I don’t think I’ll be getting unlimited photo storage on Flickr for free, just because I’m a Rogers customer, like I did with Yahoo! Photos. (There is a rumour that I might get a 3 month trial subscription to their “Pro” account, but I haven’t verified, yet.) This may be okay; the free Flickr account might suit my needs, especially since I don’t upload photos very often. But I’ll need to research, and see what the limitations are of a free Flickr account.

In any event, I’m going to have to go back through my previous posts, and look for links to my Yahoo! Photos page, which will be frustrating, boring, and annoying, all at once.