Flickr announces major updates, including HD for all

Flickr, one of the best ways to share, organize, and distribute your photography and videos, today announced three major updates to their service:

  • Video for All Members: We want to see what the rest of the community has to share, so we are extending the ability to upload video to all of our members. Free members can upload two videos per month, in addition to the 100MB monthly photo upload limit that's already in place. Video, like photos, is quickly moving beyond a means to simply preserve memories and into a social activity that allows people to communicate and connect. As more devices have the ability to capture both, we're seeing Flickr members capture videos along with photos to share their view of the world.
  • Flickr in HD: Another trend that we've noticed is the growing appetite for higher-quality video. With the recent introduction of Nikon's D90, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II, Flip Mino HD, and others, it's even easier to shoot videos in HD. Because our focus has always been on allowing our members to showcase their vision in the best way possible, we're also enabling HD video uploading and viewing today. Only Pro members can upload videos in HD, but our entire community will benefit by being able to view high quality videos.
  • Flickr Clock: All of us at Flickr love creative ways of exploring and visualizing imagery, and Flickr Clock is a new way that we want to celebrate and showcase the amazing video across the Flickrverse. Through Flickr Clock, members will be able to share their vision of what's happening at any given minute around the world. We'll be able to display these videos according to the approximate time that they were taken, so you can see what's happening at different moments in time.

Flickr's General Manager, Kakul Srivastava, says that "We want to see what the rest of the community has to share, so we are extending the ability to upload video to all of our members ... Video, like photos, is quickly moving beyond a means to simply preserve memories and into a social activity that allows people to communicate and connect. As more devices have the ability to capture both, we're seeing Flickr members capture videos along with photos to share their view of the world."

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