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Flickr lets all users upload video clips

Photo-sharing site offers video to non-Pro users


Photo sharing website Flickr has announced that all users can now upload video clips to its site, after the service was previously only available to paying ‘Pro’ users.

‘Pro’ users who pay US $24.95 (£18) per month have been able to upload short videos since April 2008. Now, anyone with a free Flickr account can upload two videos per month. The only restrictions are that video clips uploaded to Flickr are up to 90 seconds long and under 150MB in size.

The restrictions on video length and file size are an attempt to differentiate Flickr, still primarily a photo-sharing website, from video-sharing websites such as YouTube.

Which? regularly posts photos of the latest gadget launches and technology shows to its Which? Technology Flickr gallery. And this week the Which? cars team is posting exclusive shots from the Geneva Motor Show on its Which? Car Flickr gallery.

Flickr clock is video timeline

Another new feature unveiled by Flickr is the Flickr clock – a video timeline where you can track which videos are uploaded at a specific moment in time.

Which? technology expert Al Warman said: ‘Photo sharing websites are a great way to share photos with friends, family and colleagues. Flickr’s popularity can be measured by the number of uploads – in November 2008 they passed the 3 billion mark.

‘Flickr is now building on its vast photo-sharing community by opening up video upload to everyone, so that short clips taken on mobiles, pocket camcorders like the Flip Mino, and webcams, can be shared online with the minimum of effort.’  

Which? has everything you need take great photos: from reviews of hundreds of digital cameras and digital SLRs, to reviews of photo-editing software and photo-sharing websites. There’s also a wealth of .

And for keen video users, Which? offers reviews of HD camcorders and webcams, plus advice on and reviews of video-editing software.

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