Now that you’ve learned about what Flickr is and how it works, you might be curious about how much it could potentially cost you to use the site. In this article, we’ll go over when Flickr is free and how much it can cost if you decide to pay for additional features.
Yes, you can sign up and use Flickr for free, but doing so comes with certain limitations. However, Flickr also offers two paid subscription options that remove some of these limitations and give you some other added benefits. Some of the paid benefits include advanced features, and no ads.
Let’s go over the different types of accounts, what each of them cost, and what features each one has to offer. This should help you decide which type of account will best suit your needs.
Flickr has three types of accounts: Flickr Free, Flickr Pro, and Flickr Pro +.
FEATURES AND LIMITATIONS:
If you subscribe to the monthly Flickr Pro plan, you get five bonus features:
If you subscribe to the monthly Flickr Pro+ plan, you get the same five bonus features as with Flickr Pro, but you save money by paying yearly instead of monthly.
Unfortunately, no, you can’t pay for more storage. Flickr used to have an alternative account option called “Doublr,” which allowed users to pay a whopping $499/year to get an additional terabyte of storage. However, a couple of years ago, Flickr decided to do away with this account option.
Flickr no longer allows users to pay for more storage, even if you pay for one of their Pro or Pro+ subscriptions. Even though the storage limit for all of the account options is limited to one terabyte, you probably won’t ever use up that much storage space. If you’re interested in trying out a different photo-sharing website that does allow you to purchase additional storage, have a look at our Flickr alternatives article to learn about some other options.
That's a bit about the (potential) costs involved in using Flickr! To learn more about the photo sharing platform, be sure to read the rest of our free Flickr course. We’ll teach you the basics, like how to upload photos, as well as more advanced features, like how to organize your photos into albums and collections.
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