Those of us who still maintain photo libraries at Flickr knew that Oath, the Verizon subsidiary that absorbed Yahoo, had spun off Flickr to the owners of SmugMug for a price estimated at $5.95 plus an old Polaroid SX-70.
SmugMug, as is de rigueur, has now issued the welcome-and-here’s-the-new-EULA message:
As we announced on April 20th, Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers. SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community.
Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. The Flickr product and brand will live on under SmugMug ownership. You will still access the same Flickr you know and love at www.flickr.com and via our mobile apps. SmugMug and Flickr will remain separate brands and you will continue to have options for free and Pro Flickr accounts. Until we notify you otherwise, you will continue to use your current login credentials.
I like that. “Nothing will change immediately.” At least something, though, will change this coming Friday:
I have had a Flickr Pro account for some time; I have no plans to leave. (At least, no plans to leave immediately.)