Flickr Easter Egg Flickr is definitely warming up to the holiday season. First off, they have an Easter Egg and it can be revealed when you add a note to an image. In that note if you type ho ho ho beard or ho ho ho hat then that note will turn into a beard or hat, respectively. It is actually kinda fun and definitely creative! [via Boing Boing]

More importantly, however, is that Flickr announced free members can upload 100MB a month in images compared to the previous 20MB. Similarly (and even more amazing), anyone with a Flickr Pro account gets unlimited uploads instead of being restricted to just 2GB! That means for the $24.95 per year you will receive all of this:

  • Unlimited uploads
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited photosets
  • Permanent archiving of high-resolution original images
  • The ability to replace a photo
  • Ad-free browsing and sharing

Despite the free accounts having their limitations I have to admit that Flickr has set the bar very high for other photo services. Even Google’s Picasa Web Albums has a few different paid versions and Flickr makes Google look greedy:

  • 6.25GB ($25 USD per year)
  • 25GB ($100 USD per year)
  • 100GB ($250 USD per year)
  • 250GB ($500 USD per year)

So I wonder what these other companies are going to do now?