Yahoo today updated its Flickr photo sharing app to version 3.0, introducing a major design overhaul that revamps the look and feel of the app. Aiming to make capturing and editing photos easier, the app features 14 live filters for the app's camera, allowing users to see what edits will look like before an image is captured.

The app also has a cleaner, better organized grid-style gallery view for browsing through photos and its camera capture and filter menu now resembles Instagram's successful image editing layout. Searching for captured photos is easier, with a revamped "intelligent" search engine that can filter by date, time, place, and even scenes and objects like "car" or "sunset."

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A new Auto Sync feature lets users upload photos from the camera roll to Flickr automatically, creating a cloud-based backup of all iPhone images. As announced last year, Flickr provides all of its users with 1TB of free storage space.

Video recording, previously unavailable in the Flickr app, is has also been added, allowing Flickr to compete with other photo and video sharing services like Instagram and Vine. There are simple video customization features available and the new live filters also apply to video footage.

Welcome to Flickr 3.0! We have completely rebuilt and redesigned the app to make it simple, beautiful, and easy to use.

Favorite features:
- Capture everything: Take stunning photos and videos. We make it easy.
- Save it all: All your pictures in one place. Take them everywhere.
- Advanced editing: Gorgeous live filters. Powerful editing tools. All for free.

Helpful Tips:
- Capture the world in all new HD video you can share to Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
- Explore our editing tools: Levels, Crop, Color Balance, Contrast, Saturation and more.
- Follow friends and the world’s best photographers. Always discover something new.
- Customize your privacy settings so you can make a photo as public or private as you like.
- Take lots of photos! Everyone gets 1,000GB of free storage.

Flickr can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

abbstrack Avatar
100 months ago
and still

Flickr does not have an iPad app.

I can't take them seriously.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Radio Avatar
100 months ago
I'm so done with everyone's stupid filtered pictures

It's getting out of hand on Instagram and Facebook
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Schtumple Avatar
100 months ago
Much like the redesigned flickr website, this update shows immense promise with a few little niggles. Glad Yahoo have finally realised flickr could become it's own social network if marketed correctly.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mojolicious Avatar
100 months ago
Yahoo's destruction of Flickr is the most upsetting techno-apocolypse of my life. I've spent many hours trying to work out what they think they're achieving with the infinite scrolling, the removal of the 'recent uploads' feed, the ridiculously small comments area... it's beyond belief.

Flickr was for several years a huge part of my online life, and I've half a dozen Flickr friends who made the transition from 'on line' to 'real life', but now it's simply unusable for anything other than off-site archiving.

I don't understand claims that it's going in a more 'social network' direction, when many of the changes appear almost deliberately designed to make conversation with existing friends, and the making of new friends, as difficult as possible.

The iApp was a ghostly reminder of what Flickr was once like – a much more navigable and pleasant experience than the website – but it's evident that Yahoo have now turned their attention to screwing that up, too.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johannnn Avatar
100 months ago
I didnt buy an ipad retina to watch photos on my small phone. Why is the new version not universal?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Millah Avatar
100 months ago
I hate filters just because my mom accidentally left the "make all photos blue-tinted and low-res-looking" filter on in her Camera app for a week. Yes, she doesn't understand technology. Batches of photos ruined. Couldn't it at least keep the regular one too?

You do realize that the filters can be removed/applied after they're taken through the camera app.....right? So no, your moms photos are not ruined. Go in photos, open the pictures, tap the edit button, and then remove the filter. Tada!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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