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A present from Flickr

Just got this email:

Hi Neil T!

You may have heard on the grapevine that we planned to reward our dear Flickr members who bought a Pro Account in the early days. Well, it’s true! And since you’re one of those lovely people, here’s a little something to say YOU ROCK!

  1. Double what you paid for!
    Your original 1 year pro account has been doubled to 2 years, and your new expiry date is Dec 4, 2006.
  2. More capacity!
    Now you can upload 2 GB per month.
  3. 2 free Pro Accounts to give away to your friends!
    This won’t be activated for a day or two, but when it is, you’ll see a note on your home page telling you what to do.

Thank you so much for putting your money where your mouth is and supporting us, even while we’re in beta. Your generosity and cold, hard cash helped us get where we are today.

Kind regards,
The Flickreenies.

Woo 🙂 . I’ll be looking over my Flickr contact list for non-Pro users who I think deserve the extra features of a Pro account. I don’t think I need the extra 1GB a month but having it extended by a year is pretty cool.
Update: the details are on FlickrBlog. Free accounts get a boost to 200 photos archived and a 20MB limit.
If you’re not lucky enough to get a free Pro account, they will now be priced at $24.95 per year – considerably less than the $40 that they originally cost (and hence the extension for existing customers).


  1. Me me me!! So I can upload more GT4 images. I’m not sure on buying a pro account, but I’d like to go over 100 images without worrying.

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  3. Give it to me because I come from York. 😛
    (Well, a man can dream)…

  4. Glad the price has come down as I reckon the original one was pretty steep considering the bunch of free alternatives that are out there.