Flickr 4.0 Update is Massive, Brings Image Recognition And A New Upload Tool
Flickr’s new and improved 4.0 update is killing it and looks like the app is back and will be awesome. Flickr has literally redesigned its mobile app and website from scratch. An app that once lost its identity in midst of all the picture/social networking sites, is gaining back its individuality.
The update features the Uploadr, Magic View and Flickr Camera Roll. Sharing images and following your friends is what every app offers, but when the extra work is self-organized and done automatically, that is what attracts users.
Along with the new features introduced, the app also offers one terabyte storage space absolutely free.
The 112 million registered Flickr users have uploaded nearly 11 billion pictures and are stored on the server. The site that got confused with Instagram mainly because it had the same dashboard and followed a similar pattern has now gotten back on its feet.
First, we will talk about the Uploadr feature, as the name suggests this automatically uploads all images that it detects on Mac OS X and Windows in a private box in the background. The images stay hidden but can be made public with just one touch.
Second feature is Camera Roll, it displays all images in a reverse-chronological order or in a form of a timeline with the latest images on top. Sure we have used this feature several times in the iPhone and iPads but it’s still an entry.
Third and most kickass feature is Magic View, no more worries of sorting images in albums. Flickr will automatically detect the image using Yahoo’s image-recognition technology. Among the 60 categories, the app will itself sort images in albums like architecture, panoramas, landscapes, animals and people.
On paper, the app seems to be doing just fine, however actual implementation still remains a big question. Would Flickr be able to become awesome again? Will these features work properly? All these questions can only be answered by the users. Feel free to comment and let us know about your experience.