Flickr promises it won’t delete Creative Commons photos when it limits free storage

Last week, Flickr announced some major changes to the way its free service will work under new owner SmugMug. It set a 1,000-picture limit for free accounts, replacing the previously offered 1TB of storage. Any accounts that are still over that limit on February 5th, 2019, will have their content deleted until they’re back below that number.

This led to a looming question: what happens to Flickr’s huge library of Creative Commons photos that are used by countless individuals and organizations around the world?

Flickr has clarified that freely licensed Creative Commons photos will be safe under the new limits

In a blog post today, Flickr has clarified that those freely licensed photos will be safe, even under the new limits. Accounts with…

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