So literally a day before I was going to renew my Flickr Pro account, I see that all my photos are back. 1 terabyte of photos for free is good. The new design promoting the photography is good. The "Ken Burns" slideshow animation is good. Creating a good experience takes time. Marissa Mayer gets that. The first iPod sucked. The first iPhone wasn't perfect. But good companies make incremental steps towards good User Experience, making the things we love better over time.
Here are some recommendations on other improvements they can make:
- Personal pictures are important to people. Provide us with a safety net if your Flickr account is hacked or mistakenly deleted.
- Make it easy to socialize photos and slideshows in ways that are relevant in 2013
- Give us simple tools that manipulate photos and videos before we share them, vis-à-vis Instagram and Vine.