Hear ye, Hear ye…No more Yahoo Photos soon

I just got news that Yahoo Photos will be shut down soon. This means people who have religiously stored their personal pictures, honeymoon shots and baby memories in Yahoo Photos will find them all GONE. This is what the press release has published, and I quote:

Yahoo is not forcing transition to Flickr – instead, users are being given the option of choosing among a number of top photo sharing sites. If you are a current Yahoo! Photos user, you will be given the option to export all your photos into Flickr (a one-click process) or you will be able to export to a few other services such as Photobucket, Snapfish, Kodak Gallery or Shutterfly. Most of these services have built special tools to transition users, Butterfield said. Users will also be able to download full sized original photos, or order CDs and prints at a discount to the normal price. “We have no interest in forcing anyone to switch to Flickr” Butterfield said. “We want happy users.”

I think users will be given a period of 3 months to move all their photos out. Have you moved your photos out of Yahoo yet? Better do so soon…

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4 Responses to Hear ye, Hear ye…No more Yahoo Photos soon

  1. LB says:

    Didn’t Yahoo! just announced there’s no limit now to their email storage space? LOL… cut off one hand to extend the other!

    The Giddy Tiger says: They did? We just don’t know what they have up their sleeves, do we?

  2. rinnah says:

    Thankfully all my photos are on Multiply! Otherwise I’d be at such a loss for what to do…

    The Giddy Tiger says: I’ve got some on Yahoo. Must remember to move them out pronto.

  3. huisia says:

    thanks for posting this..i have to start my transferring work now…

    The Giddy Tiger says: Same here. If only I can find the time to do so.

  4. Hijackqueen says:

    But how come Yahoo! didn’t send any notification to Yahoo! users? Is it a prank? If not, die!

    The Giddy Tiger says: I dunno. But I don’t use my Yahoo mail anyways, so maybe that’s why I didn’t receive any notifications?

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