Flickr Implements Changes to Photo Page Layout
Flickr has launched a new page layout for members’ photos. Firstly, the default size of the images has been increased by 28% linearly, reaching 640 pixels on the longer side. Secondly, the film strips have been redesigned to show more of the surrounding photographs in a set or a group. Thirdly, a location map has been added to the right-hand column next to each photo that has been geotagged either manually or automatically. Other changes include the introduction of a new “light box view” that allows photos to be displayed against a black background, the removal of the button clutter above the images, the addition of new navigation tools, the integration of favourites with the comment stream, and more. As of writing, the new look can only be previewed by members, so you’ll need to sign in and click the “Take me to the future’” link above any photo to actually see it, but Flickr promises that the new features will be rolled out to their entire audience in the coming weeks.
Source: The Flickr Blog via 1001 Noisy Cameras