Really struggled to get this up loaded but then discovered that when I click and get the image box No 7 in Bixa's instructions the photo will only post if I remove the hhtp part ie remove all text prior to pasting the link. Has anyone else found this or am I missing something ?
Important announcement: for those of you who have not visited your Flickr account in a while, you need to go open it up. When you do, you'll get an advisory about Flickr changing its policy on free accounts.
Flickr has always offered two types of accounts: Free and Pro. Until January 7, 2019, free accounts have up to 1 TB of storage. On January 8, 2019 the account offerings will change.. The free option will be limited to 1000 photos or videos stored, with videos limited to 3 minutes. The Pro option will feature "unlimited" storage, advanced statistics, advertising-free browsing, videos up to 10 minutes in length, "premier" customer service, and promotional offers with other partners. After January 8, 2019, members over the limit will no longer be able to upload new photos to Flickr. On February 5, 2019, a free account's older content will be deleted automatically if it contains more than 1,000 photos and they do not subscribe to Pro, with the exception of content that was already uploaded with a Creative Commons license before November 1, 2018.
This doesn't make me happy, but it's a shoe I've been expecting to drop for some time now, so I was prepared to pay the ransom. I have to say, it was a big relief to find out what the charge would be, especially since they offered a discount for the first year of a Pro account. I paid $35 usd, which will be $50 usd when it renews a year from now.
I tried saving the page from Flickr with the advisory so I could share it here, but after I paid it defaulted to a different page telling me how wonderful my life will be now that I've given them money.