Yahoo announced that Flickr has a new and improved website, new software applications for both mobile and desktop, as well as a new search feature.
According to Flickr, the new updates have been made in order to help the user have a better interaction with the website. The updates includes new features that help the user upload faster, edit, organize, search and share things on Flickr.
The most significant changes include a new auto-tagging feature, as well as an improved image recognition feature.
The latter will compete with Google+ Photos service.
This is the most important update Flickr has made since the company decided to increase the users’ free storage space in 2013.
Flickr says that it currently has more than 100 million members using the service on a regular basis.
The new Flickr updates include new desktop software apps for both Windows and Mac computers.
With these new features the users can upload their photos straight from their PC, external hard drive, SD cards, or any other storing devices.
After the user finished uploaded the photos, they are displayed on Flickr’s feature called Camera Roll.
The uploaded photos are automatically synced on all the devices, and are marked as private until the users want to make them public.
Aditya Kashyap, product lead, said that the new Flickr updates were designed to help the users organize and edit their photos faster and easier.
The improved toolset allows the users to better sort, filter and organize the photos before they decide to share them publicly.
With Camera Roll, the user can view the photos by either the date of the upload or the date the photos were taken.
Thanks to this feature, the user can group the photos into separate sections, based on the photos’ timestamp.
Also, the new Flickr updates allow the user to download multiple photos using the format .zip file.
The user can also share photos via Facebook, Instagram, email and more, and can also add tags for identification.
Fkickr has a new feature called Magic View, which can recognize what’s in the photos and tag them properly.
The new Flikr feature can identify if the photos are screenshots, landscapes, photos of people, animals, children, vehicles, sunsets, architecture, text photos and more.
Flickr can identify more than 60 categories, but there are thousands more still being tested.
Flickr has also improved its search feature so users can look for files by the date of the upload or the date the photos were taken.
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