Yahoo Asks Users to Switch Photo Sites

Yahoo is shutting down Yahoo Photos, a photo storage site, and asking users to move instead to its photo-sharing site Flickr, which emphasizes community features, a Yahoo executive said on Thursday.

In June, tens of millions of registered users of Yahoo Photos will be notified of their options, including moves to Flickr or various competing photo-storage sites, according to Stewart Butterfield, a co-founder of Flickr and a director of product management at Yahoo.

Mr. Butterfield and Caterina Fake, his wife, sold Flickr to Yahoo in 2005. Yahoo continued to operate both its older photo service and Flickr over the last two years, reflecting the different customer base of the two sites.

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I'm very sad. I've been using my Yahoo account as a backup for my photos, now I have to open an account with Flickr, I just hope you can turn off sharing!

lol lame... flickr sucks... google's photo service lets you store way more...
than again flickr has other great features google still lacks of, but for my purposes google is ok...
just hosting a lot of my photos on htere for my website that's meant for my friends...

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Yahoo Photos came with internet service so in a way I pay for it.
if you want me switch and I have to move my photos myself Yahoo will be geting a Bill from me
as this switch is an unwanted switch for me. but if this switch auto moves my photos then I'm ok with the switch.