Flickr Now Recognizes What’s In Your Photos, Revamps Site, Search And Apps

A scary but exciting prospect…

TechCrunch

Flickr today is rolling out a revamped version of its website, software applications for desktop and mobile, as well as its search service, in what’s perhaps the biggest update since the company’s decision to increase users’ free storage space on its photo-sharing site to 1 TB back in 2013.

The new series of upgrades are focused on making every aspect of the service easier to use and more efficient, including uploads, edits, organization, search and sharing. Some of the more notable changes include the addition of auto-tagging and image recognition capabilities, the latter of which will now see Flickr competing more directly with Google’s photo service, Google+ Photos.

These new features have been in development for some time, as Flickr first realized that it would need to roll out better tools for its end users following the announcement of the free terabyte of storage, which the company claims led to…

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