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FlickrDither: My photos, renvisioned with a bold new design! | by Zombie37
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FlickrDither: My photos, renvisioned with a bold new design!

I got a good chuckle out of Flickr's April Fools announcement of the "new look" for all of our photos, with retro dithering! (Here's the original, undithered pic)


I must be just the right age for this gag because trying it out brings back memories of crappy printed newsletter photos, slippery old faxes, web dithering of GIFs when you had to similate color blends beyond the limited palette screens could show, punk rock flyers, Quark Express and Freehand, my "computer assisted printmaking" class at MICA, manually making halftone PMTs for print with a plastic screen and a room-sized camera, and of course our high school newspaper, "The Black & White"!


I like the way they made other parts of the page "computer-y" too, with the monospaced fonts and black and white where they could.


I saw one blog that touted, "I think this is a game changer. Take that, Instagram!"


From the Flickr blog today: "Your photos, re-envisioned!

We’ve been working around the clock on our bold new design, destined to become the default view for all photos on Flickr – and we can’t wait to show it to you today!"

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Uploaded on April 1, 2012