Flickr app for iOS updated with new interface and fresh editing tools

Flickr 3.0 for iOS

Flickr for iOS just got a complete overhaul, bumping the app to version 3.0 and bringing a host of new and welcome features. First thing you'll notice upon opening the new Flickr is the completely redesigned interface, bringing it to modern design standards on iOS 7. It also just looks plain better than the old version, even though it wasn't an ugly app before by any means. The app has also improved its suite of editing tools that were previously updated back in August.

The capture interface has been radically simplified, with a full-screen viewfinder and buttons to simply switch cameras, toggle the flash, go to the last photo and to take a photo or record a video (that being the biggest an most prominent of buttons).

The editing tools include contrast, brightness, saturation, exposure, white balance, and rotation. There's also an array of filters that can be applied. Both the editing tools and filters are accessed via a button on either side and are arranged in a neat little carousel that pops out of the way when you don't need it anymore.

Just like before, every Flickr user has access to 1TB of storage for photos, whether they're uploaded from the phone or not — giving you an extra reason to give the app a good look after this update. Flickr 3.0 is now available in the App Store for both iPhone and iPad, but requires iOS 7. If you're a Flickr user, check it out and let us know what you think.

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Andrew Martonik

West Coast Editor of Android Central

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Flickr app for iOS updated with new interface and fresh editing tools


The 1tb data storage is more than enough for flickr to earn a spot on my phone. The fact that the app is quality stuff is just icing on the cake.

I love it. Haven't tried to upload a pic to a group yet so I can't confirm that. Besides that, no issues yet.

They said an iPad version will be coming soon as well.

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It's awesome! You can now upload videos. The entire app has been simplified and refined

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Does anyone know if the update fixed the caching issue (I'm assuming it's a caching issue)? There are times when I view my photos on the app then I'll check my drive space and it says flickr is using GBs worth. Forces me to periodically delete the app when I need to find an old pic that I uploaded months or weeks ago and then reinstall so it drops it back down to the MB level.

140notes: Me too. I always upload via computer and then slowly add to groups. Hopefully they get enough complaints that they bring it back because this is a real pain in the ass.