yahoo photos closing on the 20th

I wrote about Yahoo Photos closing a while back when it was first announced!!


Now that the deadline is coming closer I thought I would remind you of it ‘coz if you are like me, you must not have taken all of your pictures off of their photo service.  

This is the letter I received just a few days ago from Yahoo.  



Dear Yahoo! Photos user,

For some time now, we’ve supported two great photo sharing services: Yahoo! Photos and Flickr. But even good things come to an end, and we’ve decided to close Yahoo! Photos to focus all our efforts on Flickr — the award-winning photo sharing community that TIME Magazine has called “completely addictive.”

We will officially close Yahoo! Photos on Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 9 p.m. PDT. Until then, we are offering you the opportunity to move to another photo sharing service (Flickr, KODAK Gallery, Shutterfly, Snapfish, or Photobucket). We’re making the transfer real simple, and with a couple clicks we’ll automatically move your photos to Flickr or wherever you want them. You can also download your original-resolution photos back to your computer, or buy an archive CD from our featured partner (for users of the New Yahoo! Photos only). All you need to do is tell us what to do with your photos before we close, after which any photos remaining on Yahoo! Photos will be deleted and no longer accessible. 

Of course, we hope you’ll join us at Flickr (you can even use your Yahoo! ID), but we also realize that Flickr may not be for everyone. In the end, we want you to find the service that’s right for you, and we hope you take some time to learn more about your options before making this important decision.

Please give us your decision by Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 9 p.m. PDT. After that time, any photos remaining in Yahoo! Photos will be deleted. Click here to make your decision, or review a list of our frequently asked questions.

Thanks for being a part of the Web’s largest photo sharing service — we hope to see you over at Flickr!

If you have already moved or downloaded your photos, please disregard this message.

The Yahoo! Photos team

So, now either choose to procrastinate or loose your precious pictures forever!



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5 Responses to “ yahoo photos closing on the 20th ”

  1. Yep, I received too yesterday (the spanish version for me in this case).

    Point is I’m not sure I’ve ever used that service… Will have to check it today (maybe I could find photos from my sinful and shameful past, who knows :-)))))))).

    Kind regards from Spain


  2. you know I thought about it… I’ve been using Shutterfly and flickr for photo hosting but Im also the one addicted with multiple email accounts ;) so who know how many pictures are floating around with different accounts :) i thought ill mention it as a reminder to me and others here… i’ll be checking all of my accounts this wkend too…

    past has a way of showing up at odd times sometimes ;)

    take care :)

  3. Hmmm- this happened to me earlier and as I recall they did all the work moving my photos over to Flickr which I’ve been using ever since and it works out well because Flickr hosts my blog’s photos just fine. I believe all my photos in mail attachments that other people sent to me just ended up over in Flickr in a “mail attachments” folder so I found them easily enough. I don’t know exactly where I was going with this comment – I think I just wanted to let you know that for a newbie like me the Flickr crossover worked out well.

  4. hey teeni… I haven’t even checked what happened to my attachments, guess yahoo photos wasn’t as popular since flickr came into being! but I have had a lot of email accounts and some of them might have some stuff lingering around :) thanks for stopping by and commenting – I always appreciate it :) tc and kit

  5. Doh, coming across this post just reminded me that I totally forgot to move my photos over! Oh well, I’m sure I have them on CD somewhere. I do have a Flickr account, maybe I can hope they moved them there for me? ;)

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