We’ve long been Flickr fans at Blurb (after all, you can make digital photo books with your Flickr photos using both Blurb BookSmart and Blurb Bookify ). But Flickr has seen its star both rise and fall a little. Back in the day, it was the most popular photo sharing site out there, and now it competes with the likes of Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, Drop Box, and Facebook for photo-viewing eyes. Today, Flickr (whose owners, Yahoo!, also announced an acquisition of Tumblr) got a little makeover. It now resembles a cross between the above contenders.
A Tumblr-style photo feed shows on the home page. Your page now has a cover image, a la Facebook and your photo stream now shows even larger images. They already took a shot at Instagram this year with a mobile app that includes retro-tinged filters. And the new Flickr has a much cleaner look, like Google+. Like DropBox, you now get a ton of free storage — a free terabyte of space. That’s a huge increase in space for non-paying members.
Other new features include a slicker slide show and more engaging way to show photo sets.
PS: Blurb is on Flickr! And our Flickr group is a nice place for you to display images of your books. Post them there. We’d love to see them!