Thursday, May 24, 2007

Yahoo! Photos shutting down

I have just received an email from Multiply telling me about the option to transfer my Yahoo! photos. i was quite perplexed by this! Why in the hell would I want to transfer my Yahoo! Photos?! I am not a regular user of Multiply and I can't even remember the last time I logged in there, it's been ages and eons ago.

Making a quick search on Google, I got the answer to my question. Yahoo! Photos is shutting down its photo service and concentrating more on Flickr. By the Fall of this year, it should close down. Yahoo! Photos subscribers are encouraged to shift their photos to other photo sharing services such as Flickr, Kodak Gallery, Photobucket and Shutterfly. Or they can download their photos, one by one as Yahoo! does not support more-than-one transfer at a time! The option of ordering a CD archive of your photos is also available.

This is a real pain after having spent so many years hosting my photos on Yahoo! Photos. And the options and tools it provided were just perfect. I went through some of the other providers and they are not as handy as Y!P is when it comes to uploading photos, you have to upload them manually one by one. Only Kodak Gallery I know has an uploading tool, which can be integrated with Mozilla Firefox.

Check out your options now, so that when the time for the transition comes, you know where to go with your photos!

Check out CNET's reviews of Photo Sharing Services.

You can also sign-in to your Yahoo! Photos account to learn more about the issue.

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