Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Flickr Is Back

Mat Honan for Wired:

[A]s the world went mobile and every pocket carried a camera loaded with apps, we turned to Facebook and Instagram to share our photos of friends and family and food. Especially food. Flickr could have been Yahoo’s Instagram, or maybe even Facebook. Instead, it became its Friendster — a reminder of a bygone era and what could have been but never was.

But something funny happened. Flickr is back.

Facebook compresses the hell out of images, and Instagram offers a specific kind of sharing. But I never gave up on Flickr. It’s always been the home of some of my favourite photographers sharing their premium wares.