Last weeks Instagram's annoucement of using its users uploaded photos as the advertisement, the company faced users lashing out the new terms and services and threatn to quit the servicet. Even, socialite Kim Kardashian issued an statement to take her account and here followers as well to other service.
Instagram has now said they have reverted their Terms of Service back to their original form.
Today, Yahoo! owned, Flickr, that recently announced a number of enhancements to its web and mobile applications -- today, announced a free holidays gift--to both new and exisiting users that gives them "three free months of Flickr Pro."
Flickr notes, that it enjoys an amazing photography community of more than 80 million people.
"Please enjoy 3 months of unlimited* storage as our way of saying thanks this holiday season," the company state.
The free three month offer ends on January 4th.
Flickr Pro, that normally costs $25 a year, allows users to upload an "unlimited" amount of photos (up to 50MB per photo) and HD videos. "Viewing of both the photos and videos library is also unlimited and photos can be placed in 60 different groups."
In addition, users can download their original, high-resolution photos - whenever you need them.
Of course, "unlimited" is actually a relative term in this case. Yahoo admits that in fact they do monitor accounts for excessive usage, and admints that they does impose limits on "... the number and size of photos allowed from an account within a given timeframe."
Get your free 3-month of Flickr Pro here.
Here are top ten tips to get the most out of latest iPhone app:
- Just go to any photo page and simply "tilt your phone to the side," and you'll see the photo in full screen view. Fickr says they loaded a high resolution version of the photo in the background "so when you zoom in you can see still all of the details and the photo stays crisp and sharp."
- Tap on the little (i) - icon in the top right corner of a photo to learn more about the photo's meta data.
- Apply a single filter to multiple photos at once by just selecting the photos from your camera roll that you'd like to edit then go to the filter screen and tap and hold the filter that you want for your photos. And just like that, all of your photos are Panda-ized.
- Fix red eyes with the built-in photo editor by tapping the pencil icon in the filter screen. "From here you can crop the photo, change the brightness, tune up the saturation, and also remove those red eyes."
- "Tap on "Find Friends" and then "Contact Recommendations" help you discover new photographers. Once there, browse through the photos and choose the six that you like best.
- To Mute something in your activity feed--simply swipe over the item in your activity feed and tap the mute button. Easy.
- To favorite a photo, "in the contacts view, just double-tap an image to add it to your favorites." You can even favorite photos directly from any of the magazine-like justified views.
- Double tap on the camera icon to access your phone's camera roll and from "there you can select as many photos as you want and quickly add them to Flickr."
- Moderate your groups on-the-go by tapping on small (i) icon on the upper right corner of a group page and then by tapping on the gears icon on the next screen.
- In addition to letting share photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr--Flickr also allow adding "tags to Flickr photo to your Tumblr post and you can also schedule your post by adding it to the queue or by saving it as a draft first."
Finally, Apple aired its latest holiday television commercial of iPad:
Upate 12/25: Instagram now facing a class action lawsuit, which was filed in response to its change of service terms last week.
The lawsuit filed by San Diego-based law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk, alleging that even if users delete their Instagram account, they forfeit rights to photos they have already uploaded.
"In short, Instagram declares that "possession is nine-tenths of the law and if you don't like it, you can't stop us," the lawsuit says, reports Reuters.