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How can I find out how much storage I'm currently using? (Is it going to hurt me to switch to a free acct?)

lmilla says:

I'm looking around in my stats, and I can't find anything about how much storage I'm currently using - I'd like to know that before I decide to switch to a free account and then can never add any more pics again... Does anyone know where to find that info?

Thanks!
Posted at 8:07PM, 20 May 2013 PDT ( permalink )

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Mαciomhαir says:

+1 - I'm looking for this info too. On the whole, I'm quite happy with the changes, most of the complaints seem to be of the kind that would prefer we were still browsing using Mosaic. But easy access to this info wouldn't go amiss.

I suspect I'm absolutely fine for the 1TB but want to be sure.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Ryan & Melanie Cey PRO says:

+1 Me too
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Sunset~Beauty PRO says:

+1 I agree!
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Bill Binns PRO says:

+1 - Please answer this question Flickr.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Rev. Voodoo PRO says:

Cool, so I'm not the only one who can't find it! Definitely necessary to make an informed decision on what to do with our accounts!
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Andreas. says:

I also want to know this. If there is enough space left I also consider to downgrade and get a refund for my pro. Ad free I'll can get for free with an ad-blocker. No need to pay 25(50)$US/year for this small feature.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Photobasegallery says:

To know how much you have use, just click on the right icon (your own icon). It will show the storage you have used up
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Area Bridges PRO says:

It won't unless you're already free.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Joe Shlabotnik PRO says:

If you're a free user, this information appears when you hover over your buddy icon on the top right-hand corner of the screen.

If you're an "old pro" user, you don't see this. I don't know why; it'd be handy to know.

UPDATED 5/24/13 - Pro users can now see this! Thanks, Flickr!
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )
Joe Shlabotnik edited this topic 48 months ago.

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cachew PRO says:

Please let us pro users know how much we're using so that we can make an educated choice.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )
cachew edited this topic 48 months ago.

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cachew PRO says:

Bumping this again, since there's still no resolution.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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kiwirat PRO says:

1TB= roughly 20,000 5mb photos. I for one will never use all of my 1TB of space.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Wil C. Fry PRO says:

Flickr offers this handy approximation tool:

How Many Photos

Found here: www.flickr.com/new#storage

kiwirat

"1TB= roughly 20,000 5mb photos"

You mean 200,000, right?
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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cachew PRO says:

I'm not sure that's entirely the point anymore. They are asking us to make a decision and then not giving us the information they give the free users when they hover over their icon.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Temporary_Fix says:

Just cancel your Pro account and get some money back.

If you have over 1 TB of photos in your account (very unlikely for anyone) then just get a second free account.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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The Searcher PRO says:

You have around 4000 photos approximately 5 megs each (based on a sampling of your original sized images. A terabyte is 1,000,000 megabytes. So you are using about two percent of a terabyte.

You've been a member for about five years. So if you continue at roughly the pace you have, say 1000 new photos per year, you would fill up a terabyte in only 196 years.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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lmilla says:

Thanks to everyone who commented. Glad I'm not alone in my question.

Thanks also to everyone who gave me ballpark estimates. I really wanted to make sure I wasn't close.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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lmilla says:

The Searcher:

thanks!
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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DaveLPG PRO says:

Can now see how much space I've used. I have a Pro account and hovering over the far right side of the main menu (next to the search box) it tells me:

Used XXXX TB of unlimited

Thank you Flickr
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Ed Gaillard says:

Oh, that's excellent. Thank you.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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DaveLPG PRO says:

Ed Gaillard:

You are welcome.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Diamondlucy PRO says:

Isn't there another issue? I read somewhere, please don't ask where that if you are a free account you only get access to the latest 200 pics... so what's the point? Where *IS* any proper information?
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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keristars PRO says:

I read somewhere, please don't ask where that if you are a free account you only get access to the latest 200 pics

Everything I've seen says that the NEW Flickr doesn't limit the number of pics you can view/show - 200 is the old version, before the new account features.
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The Searcher PRO says:

There are no image limits with free accounts, that is gone. The old FAQ on free accounts listed this limitation, the new FAQ has no such limitation. And when you think about it it makes no sense, why give us a terabyte (which is 500,000 photos on average) and then limit us to 200 images? The new Flickr business model wants EVERYONE to have a free account, so it is no longer a "taste test" version of the site, it IS the full site.

This is easy to test if you want to be sure. Just go find someone you know who had/has a free account and see how many photos they have.
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trailerfullofpix says:

I'm a pro user. I just hovered over my icon in the top right corner and I see that I'm using 0.0069 of unlimited. I have nearly 4000 images and I shoot on the Large setting on my camera, so my original photos are generally 2618 x 3490. I don't know how that translates to megs.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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ttelyob says:

I am a Pro user, I just checked I have 6,000+ photos and have used 0.010 TB, so I am sure I will never reach the limit.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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DaveLPG PRO says:

trailerfullofpix/?details=1:

Go to where you store your photos on your PC. Look at the file details. There you will find how large your photos are in bytes. The file sizes will vary.
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Simon_K PRO says:

Flickr pro for seven years, 40,000 photos, 0.091 of space used. At this rate, I would need to live to be the oldest person ever to fill 1TB. You do wonder why flickr are offering the 2TB option - is it a gimmick of some kind? Mind you, I'm sticking with pro, which is unlimited anyway :-)
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Joe Shlabotnik PRO says:

Simon_K:

You do wonder why flickr are offering the 2TB option


Videos!
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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mcnod PRO says:

lmilla:

I can't find anything about how much storage I'm currently using

Just added under my buddy icon in the navigation bar is a reference to how much space I have used so far, thanks flickr!
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The Searcher PRO says:

I dunno, I still say some kind of joke. Another free account is another free terabyte. Is it really worth $500 to anyone to have their second terabyte of videos/photos under the same name/banner?
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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infomatique PRO says:

Simon_K:
I had a look and discovered that I am at 0.75TB so I assume that there must be many users who are over 1.0TB.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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Werewolf Puppy PRO says:

I am using using 0.0022 TB of unlimited. Just saying.
Posted 48 months ago. ( permalink )

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The Searcher PRO says:

You only have 86,000 photos. Do you have another 500,000 set to private? Are you sure you aren't at 0.075TB? Because 87,000 images with average file sizes could easily be 7% of a terabyte. But it would be shocking if you were nearing 75% with so few photos. Most computers don't even come with half a terabyte in total hard drive space.
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cachew PRO says:

Wanted to take the time to say thank you after all my griping. I appreciated having the feature implemented.
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