Flickr updated with comment alerts, @username tags, volume shutter and more

By , Feb 21, 2013

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After a long time, I recently fell in love with Yahoo’s Flickr service, all over again. I mean, not everyone is on Facebook. More importantly, Instagram leaves a lot to be desired in terms of screen resolution so Flickr, which stores original-res photos, is becoming increasingly relevant to my iPhoneography workflow. The freshly updated software now supports @username tagging (with tags linked to users’ photo stream) and can notify you via push alerts when someone tags you in their comment.

And if you happen to find the volume shutter feature of the stock iOS Camera app useful, you’re going to love this update as it lets you snap a photo using your iPhone’s volume up button. The program also includes a few other improvements, mentioned right below…

Here’s @username tagging in action.

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Screenshot via The Next Web.

You should experience faster uploading with the new Flickr for iPhone version 2.10.803 and prettier, higher-res thumbnails in your Lightbox.

It’s now possible to save the edited images from your Photostream to the Camera roll as well as the originals, before any touch ups.

And if your tweeting is done in TweetBot, the latest version of Tapbots’ Twitter client now renders Flickr images in-line (as well as short Vine clips).

Flickr was last updated in December 2012, gaining Instagram-y filtersstandard iOS 6 Sharing Sheets and better social features. If only Yahoo made a native iPad version and built a comprehensive video support.

Flickr is a free download for the iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store.

By the way, should you need to move all your Instagrams to Flickr, we’ve got you covered with this handy guide here.

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  • Mohammed Sahib

    What the Flickr app really needs is an iPad version. Seeing how safari degrades hi Rez photos, a well optimized app can finally take full advantage of the retina resolution.