Flickr to increase photo file size ‘within weeks’

Flickr photo file size to increase

Flickr has announced it will be increasing the photo file size it allows users to upload, as a response to increasingly high-resolution cameras on the market.

Currently, free Flickr users can upload files of up to 15MB, which rises to 20MB for pro members. The new file limits have yet to be finalised.

Speaking to our sister website TechRadar, Flickr’s head of product Markus Spiering noted an upward trend in the file sizes being uploaded, which prompted the change.

“In the next few weeks you’re going to see adjustments to the file sizes you can upload,” he said.

The shift comes as a result of increasingly high resolution cameras being released onto the market, including the recently-announced Nikon D800.

Read the full interview on TechRadar.