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| October 9, 2013
Yahoo Updates Flickr For iOS With Auto Upload And Auto Straighten Features
Yahoo has just issued another major update to the official iOS app of its popular photo-sharing service, Flickr. Through its latest update, Flickr for iOS has gained a new Auto Upload feature. As its name suggests, Auto Upload automatically uploads new photos in your camera roll to Flickr. You can enable Auto Upload in the app's More tab. After activating the feature, your 25 most recent photos will be automatically uploaded in full resolution. Thereafter, each new photo in your camera roll will be similarly treated. Now, you might be wondering about Auto Upload's privacy considerations. Well, suffice it to say that auto-uploaded photos are set to private until you decide to manually share them with others. Note also that Auto Upload works over a cellular or Wi-Fi network by default. You can opt to have it work over Wi-Fi only by setting your preference in the app. [caption id="attachment_472852" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Flickr[/caption] Aside from Auto Upload, the latest update to Flickr also introduces Auto Straighten. With this feature, you can automatically straighten your photos using the in-app editor. The in-app editor, by the way, uses the photo-editing technology of Ghostbird, which Yahoo acquired last June. Ghostbird effectively replaced Aviary as the provider of editing options in Flickr for iOS. Fun fact: in what appears to be a jab at Flickr, one of the App Store screenshots of Photo Editor by Aviary shows a photo of an ice cream stick, mimicking one of the App Store screenshots of Flickr that shows a photo of an ice cream cone. Also including bug fixes for Google sign-in issues, the new version of Flickr is available now in the App Store for free. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later. Yesterday, Yahoo also updated Yahoo Mail for iOS with support for threaded conversations and themes, which, like the background images of Yahoo Weather, feature photos curated from Flickr. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]