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SmugMug acquires This Week in Photo network to expand content portfolio Acquisitions 

SmugMug acquires This Week in Photo network to expand content portfolio

SmugMug announced the acquisition of photography podcast network This Week in Photo (TWiP), and the addition of TWIP Editor in Chief, professional photographer, and industry influencer Frederick Van Johnson, to the SmugMug team to lead content and new media while continuing to grow and evolve This Week in Photo. “It’s an ideal match,” says SmugMug+Flickr VP of Marketing Scott Kinzie.... Read More
Snappr raises $10 million Series A News 

Snappr raises $10 million Series A

Imaging marketplace Snappr raised $10 million in Series A funding to fuel the expansion of its U.S. photographer and visual content marketplace. The round was led by Basis Set Ventures (BSV), known for its focus on AI-enabled platforms and the future of work, the company said. Y Combinator and YesVC (Flickr founderCaterina Fake) also participated in the round. Snappr claimed it... Read More
Snappr acquires competitor Eversnap News 

Snappr acquires competitor Eversnap

The U.S. on-demand photography marketplace, Snappr, has acquired competitor Eversnap. Terms weren’t disclosed. This is Snappr’s second acquisition, the first being Australian photographer directory Photographers.com.au in 2018. Eversnap was an early entrant to the event photo-sharing space a decade ago, launching the top-rated wedding photo app Wedding Snap in 2012, which was rebranded to Eversnap in 2013 and became one of the most popular general group photo-sharing... Read More
Flickr owner makes plea for subscriptions with holiday promotion News 

Flickr owner makes plea for subscriptions with holiday promotion

Flickr, the pioneering yet financially troubled photo-sharing site, needs an influx of paying customers, according to a post by SmugMug co-founder and CEO Don MacAskill in an open letter. SmugMug purchased Flickr in 2018, where it was losing “tens of millions of dollars a year,” says MacAskill. Still a labor of love, MacAskill said SmugMug stepped in to rescue the... Read More
Flickr announces new photographer-centric improvements to Flickr Pro, free plans News Press releases 

Flickr announces new photographer-centric improvements to Flickr Pro, free plans

Enhancements Mark New Step Forward for Flickr, the World’s Largest Photographer-Focused Community SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Flickr, the world’s largest photographer-focused community, announced several updates to both its Free and Pro accounts, marking a new step forward for Flickr and the future of photography. In April, SmugMug announced its acquisition of Flickr and made a commitment to revitalize the global photographer... Read More
PhotoALBM launches ultimate Flickr replacement service New Products Press releases 

PhotoALBM launches ultimate Flickr replacement service

NEW YORK, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PhotoALBM launches a truly photo-centric platform for professional photographers and photography enthusiasts where users upload photos to show off their work while enjoying the work of others.  Think of it as YouTube for photographers. What sets it apart from other popular photography services is that it is built on the principles of human-centered design... Read More
SmugMug announces plan to buy Flickr News Opinion Press releases 

SmugMug announces plan to buy Flickr

In a move that surprised, well, hardly anyone, SmugMug, the popular family-owned photo sharing and storage site, has announced it will purchase pioneering photo-sharing site Flickr for an undisclosed sum. Flickr will continue to operate as a separate service, although Flickr users will have to agree to SmugMug’s terms of service by May 25th. Flickr users shouldn’t expect major changes,... Read More