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Friday, May 04, 2007

Yahoo Photos will be Shutdown shortly!!

Yahoo Photos, the service from Yahoo that allowed users to upload and share their pictures with other Internet users will be shut down in the coming months. That's because Yahoo wants to move all the clients to the recently acquired platform - Flickr. According to TechCrunch, the migration will be enhanced by a new Yahoo function that will allow users to transfer all their photos to Flickr with a single click. It seems that other services will be also supported so, if you want to move your pictures to Photobucket, Snapfish, Shutterfly or Kodak Gallery, you can do it with ease. Flickr was bought in March 2005 and was updated several times by Yahoo.

According to TechCrunch, Yahoo Photos is the largest photo sharing solution on the Internet, having no more than 2 billion saved pictures. Flickr topped the Yahoo service in traffic, but the recently acquired service owns only 500 million images. It seems like Flickr is growing very fast and managed to attract 28.5 million visitors while Yahoo Photos lured 31.1 million. However, the giant portal Yahoo is currently the owner of both services so the company is not challenged by any of its rivals.