A Brand New Flickr

I’ve been a Flickr Pro member since long before I was on Facebook or Twitter. That’s because I’m a gardener and it’s great for photo-sharing with friends. Flickr also provides a good way for me to organize my photos and keep track of them. It doesn’t matter how many times I change computers, my garden photos will always be online where I can find them. Daley Progress has also been using Flickr to display examples of our work – an easy interface for potential clients to browse.

I was delighted to discover yesterday that Flickr introduced a new user interface that is so beautiful – and so long overdue. While Flickr was always great for organizing, browsing wasn’t nearly the experience is it now.

screen shot of a Flickr set

While it may not be obvious (and perhaps should be more so), Flickr is also social. I’m connected with other gardeners in different places. I can tweet and like and favourite other’s photos. I still think Flickr could be more social, but this new interface sure is an improvement over the old.