American image and video hosting website

Flickr is a photo sharing website and web services suite. It was founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake in 2002.[1]It is also an online community platform, which is considered an early example of a Web 2.0 application.

Type of site
Photo/Video hosting service
Available inChinese (traditional)
English (original)
Portuguese (Brazilian)
OwnerYahoo! Inc.
Created byLudicorp
LaunchedFebruary 2004
Current statusActive
Written inPHP

Users can upload any photo to their website. The user will then be asked to release the photo under many licenses available. Some licenses allow other people to reuse it, which makes it possible for Wikimedia Commons to transfer free files from Flickr to their website.

Any person that has a Yahoo! ID can register their Flickr account in a few seconds.

Service Edit

Flickr provides a free service for users to share their photos online with other people. However, free users have a limit of 300 MB of uploads per month, 15 MB per photo and 150 MB per video.[2] However, users can upgrade to the pro account where they can get unlimited uploads at $24.95 per month.[3]

Tools Edit

Flickr also has a set of tools for users to upload their photos from their desktops. However, they can only be used on Windows and Mac computers.[4]

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