New Flickr makeover almost certainly looks like Pinterest

February 22, 2012

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New justified view Flickr photostream

New justified view Flickr photostream

Popular photo-sharing service Flickr is getting a new Pinterest-style makeover before the end of February in the form of a new justified view photostream.

Flickr’s new photostream, which reminds us of Pinterest as images are positioned and sized appropriately to fit neatly together in a justified view, will go live on February 28. The images in the new photo stream are larger than before and are initially presented without heading text. Heading text and other data becomes apparent on image hover.

Flickr's new Uploadr

Flickr's new Uploadr

In March, a new photo upload feature, dubbed Uploadr, will be rolled out. It functions a lot more like an app than the current form-based upload script, allowing users to drag and drop images anywhere on the page to begin transfer. Images are made available immediatedly for annotation as they are being uploaded – this includes tags and geo-tagging.

Flickr has stated that they’ll pursue Yahoo!’s “mobile first” strategy through 2012, suggesting that Flickr mobile will be getting similar updates later in the year.

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Darren McCarra

Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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