Have you been thinking of leaving Instagram for good? Well, now may be the perfect time to do so. That is, if you’re planning on abandoning Instagram in favor of 500px.

Recently, Instagram found itself at the receiving end of a flurry of protests over its new terms of service. Apparently, under the new terms, the photo sharing company is entitled to use Instagram photos for advertising purposes without notifying nor compensating their original uploaders.

The company has since reverted to its previous advertising terms. But understandably, many users have been looking to switch to other photo sharing services.

In response, Flickr, which recently updated its iOS app with new filters and UI enhancements, has begun providing an irresistible offer on its Pro service. Labeled as a “holiday gift,” Flickr’s special offer enables users to enjoy three months of its Pro service for absolutely free.

500px

Now, it’s 500px’s turn to entice Instagram defectors with its Boxing Day special offer.

Presumably for today only, 500px is letting users upgrade “for a whole year of Awesome” for only $24.95. That’s half off the regular price of the Awesome plan, which features:

  • Unlimited Uploads: Upload as much as you want
  • Personal Store: Sell your photos in the Market
  • Unlimited Sets: Create & organize. Protected & private
  • Advanced Statistics: All the insights to make an informed decision
  • Personalized Portfolio: Your personal customizable portfolio web-site
  • Subdomain: Subdomain you.500px.com for your portfolio
  • Google Analytics: Know your visitors better with Google Analytics
  • Domain mapping: Connect custom domain name to your portfolio
  • $50 off your next Blurb book: Receive a coupon code for Blurb, a 500px partner that gives photographers the ability to create high-quality photo books with their own photos

Launched three years ago, 500px has become one of the most popular sites for aspiring and professional photographers. It puts a premium on quality by highlighting photos of a high standard on its homepage and its various galleries.

Last month, its official iOS app, which had already been one of the most popular photo apps for iPad, was updated with universal support for iPhone and iPod touch.

As far as I know, there’s no way to upgrade to Awesome or any other pro plan within 500px’s iOS app. But if you wish to take advantage of 500px’s Boxing Day special offer, just click here.

Note that the $24.95 offer is valid for the first year of Awesome only. Every year of Awesome thereafter will bear the full price of $49.95.