Flickr is changing. What you need to know.
SmugMug acquired Flickr earlier in 2018. SmugMug sent an update to all Flickr users on Nov 6, 2018 outlining several big changes. The biggest change is that they are taking away the free storage that was available to all Flickr free users & are capping the free account storage to JUST 1000 photos. If you have more than 1000 photos, then you have to either upgrade to the Flickr Pro account or download your photos.
On Nov 6, 2018 SmugMug send an email to all Flickr users announcing a big change to the free plan limit & a new pricing for the pro plan, along with dates when changes will go into effect.
From Tuesday, January 8, 2019 free users over the 1,000-photo limit will be unable to upload new photos to their Flickr accounts.
From Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Flickr will start deleting photos (oldest to newest) for free users over the 1,000-photo limit. Deletions continue until your account reaches the 1,000 photos limit.