Flickr Pro is back from the dead – Better analytics, ‘Pro’ badge and no ads for $50/year

by Gannon Burgett

posted Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM EST

It’s been two years since Flickr killed off Flickr Pro as a premium Flickr experience, opting instead to give everyone a flat-rate experience to compete with the likes of Facebook and what was then known as Google+ Photos.

Today, though, Flickr announced it’s bringing Flickr Pro, and its paid subscription plans, back from the dead at the request of photographers from around the world.

Like the Flickr Pro of yesteryear, the updated Flickr Pro will offer an entirely ad-free viewing experience in addition to a plethora of premium features to help users better understand how their photos are being viewed. And, yes, you will once again have the ‘Pro’ badge next to your username.

Now, subscribers to Flickr Pro will be able to look into more in-depth and intuitive analytics for gathering statistics on their most viewed and liked photographs.

An additional bonus of being a Flickr Pro subscriber is that shipping to the U.S. on Flickr merchandise is free; international shipping is 50% off on purchases greater than US$25.

Flickr Pro is available starting today for US$6 per month, or US$50 annually (a saving of roughly 40%). As further incentive to subscribe annually, Flickr has partnered with Adobe to offer a discount on its Creative Cloud Photography plan. Rather than $10 per month for Adobe’s Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC, users will only pay $8 per month for the first year.

For more information and to sign up for Flickr Pro, head on over to Flickr’s announcement.