All new Flickr photopage

After three weeks of testing, Flickr is rolling out its massively redesigned photo pages to all of its users.

The redesign overhaul focuses three key aspects of the photo page: the navigation, the context behind photos and the size of photos themselves. Flickr has increased the default view size of photos “by 28%” — that’s 640 pixels wide. You can also darken the background around photos so you can enjoy the images and nothing else.

Navigation has been revamped as well. There are new navigation buttons above each photo to help you browse from one photo to the next. You can also switch between contexts via the new film strip in the sidebar. Finally, photos now carry the “who, what, when, where, and how” of each photo. The company uses this information to help create photostreams and to facilitate photosharing and storytelling via the website’s massive database of images.

flickr-new-photos-640According to Flickr, the goal of the redesign was to improve the display of photos and increase the interaction users have with any photo they discover. 800,000 users participated in the original testing of the redesigned photo pages. Now Flickr’s entire user base gets to play with these bigger and better photo pages.

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About aronnirmal

A student pursuing Masters in Compter Applications. Intrested in Linux, Computer Hardware and networking,eco-enviorment related issues and politics.

Posted on August 4, 2010, in Freinds, internet, Social Networking and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I have used Flickr for a few years now; always liked its simplicity. When creating new posts in WordPress it was a breeze to add a thumbnail in my blog posts linked back to the fullsize image at flickr.

    Maybe I am missing something but now it appears to be a royal PIA to do that now.

    Personally I’m looking for a new image hosting site and may well drop my pro account when it is up early next year.

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