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heleninwales
PSA Here's a way to view part of Flickr in the old layout
If you love the new Flickr Photostream view of your photos, then no need to read the rest of this message, but if you are mourning the old interface with the white background, here's how to get it back -- but only for your own Photostream, unfortunately.

If you click on You and then Photostream, your photos appear in the wall-to-wall mosaic. Click on Edit and you are back in the old familiar view. It also loads just one page at a time, which is so much better for speedy access, especially if you want to jump back a few weeks.

I had seen the Edit option, but assumed that it took you to a photoediting page, so I didn't try it, but fortunately one of my Flickr friends did and passed on the good news. :)

Current Mood: chipper a bit more chirpy

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From: cmcmck Date: May 22nd, 2013 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I notice that photobucket, after tens of thousands of complaints which they tried for months to ignore, have finally gone back to page at a time view rather than constant stream, which is a relief!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 22nd, 2013 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, the change to Flickr happened yesterday. There are already over 15,000 comments in the official feedback thread, almost entirely negative.

They're also well thought out complaints, not just a kneed jerk "It's different! I don't like it!" The new view has seriously reduced usability.

However, I am mostly there for the groups and as a place to put photos I want to post here. Thankfully the groups view is much the same and as long as my friends stick around, I'll stay with Flickr. Besides, where else would one go? They're all going over to this tiled phone/tablet interface. Google+ did it last week, but at least they retained the ability to put everything back into a single stream, which I immediately did. At least they had thought about people with disabilities, especially those using screen readers. Yahoo haven't given it a thought.

khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: May 22nd, 2013 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the tip!
lil_shepherd From: lil_shepherd Date: May 22nd, 2013 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it's working. When I tried it yesterday morning, I couldn't get into edit.
asakiyume From: asakiyume Date: May 22nd, 2013 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent--thank you!
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: May 22nd, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you - that's so much more user friendly!
feodora From: feodora Date: May 22nd, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh
I will have a look at it right when we are back. Thanks for the advice.
coth From: coth Date: May 24th, 2013 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I just got round to having a look on my desktop. I rather like the mosaics, but I also like the old view, so thanks for the tip.

I've just renewed my Pro account. Hope to have more time for photos again shortly - we'll see.
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