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Yahoo! Photos is Closing Down

Posted by David  •  Aug 11th, 2007 10:48:35 am - Subscribe | Mood: awake | Music: Hikaru Utada - Hikari (Simple and Clean - Japanese - Kingdom Hearts Theme Song)

I recieved this email earlier this morning. I suppose they want there users to now use Flickr. I would have to agree.

Dear Yahoo! Photos user,

For some time now, we've supported two great photo sharing services: Yahoo! Photos and Flickr. But even good things come to an end, and we've decided to close Yahoo! Photos to focus all our efforts on Flickr — the award-winning photo sharing community that TIME Magazine has called "completely addictive."

We will officially close Yahoo! Photos on Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 9 p.m. PDT. Until then, we are offering you the opportunity to move to another photo sharing service (Flickr, KODAK Gallery, Shutterfly, Snapfish, or Photobucket). We’re making the transfer real simple, and with a couple clicks we’ll automatically move your photos to Flickr or wherever you want them. You can also download your original-resolution photos back to your computer, or buy an archive CD from our featured partner (for users of the New Yahoo! Photos only). All you need to do is tell us what to do with your photos before we close, after which any photos remaining on Yahoo! Photos will be deleted and no longer accessible.

Of course, we hope you'll join us at Flickr (you can even use your Yahoo! ID), but we also realize that Flickr may not be for everyone. In the end, we want you to find the service that's right for you, and we hope you take some time to learn more about your options before making this important decision.

Please give us your decision by Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 9 p.m. PDT. After that time, any photos remaining in Yahoo! Photos will be deleted. Click here to make your decision, or review a list of our frequently asked questions.

Thanks for being a part of the Web's largest photo sharing service — we hope to see you over at Flickr!

The Yahoo! Photos team

RIP Yahoo! Photos. cry.gif

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gallivant Says:
August 16th, 2007

Wow, goodbye Yahoo! Photos. I guess I had better take action on that.

David, gallivant is my new blog...and for now deathcab4u is a memory of all those years since the emoblog days.

I need to do a template, but please be sure to check it out every now and then, my hope is to maintain and update this more regularly than my previous blog.

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