Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo announced huge search feature update for Flickr during the recent press conference held on Thursday.
Yahoo is willing to gain more territory among social networks. The company plans to fully exploit its existing online platforms in order to attain its objectives.
Flickr is, according to the company’s viewpoint, the right photo-sharing site that the giant enterprise needs now to widen its horizons.
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s current CEO, is constantly trying to come up with new spins for the existing platforms, so these could stay on top of the market.
For that matter, Flickr will be endowed with a huge search feature update that will make the site more attractive to its users and, hopefully, easier to use.
The main update is “Camera Roll”, an optimized characteristic aimed to better organize the uploaded photos of the users. Thanks to this new attribute, Flickr subscribers will be able to sort their photos based on the date they were taken or uploaded on the website.
In addition, the search giant guarantees that a new image recognition technology has been used to enable users to quickly find and access the pics they are interested in.
Other than the new organization techniques, Flickr will also present improved editing options. The website is trying to keep up the pace with the rest of the photo-sharing platforms by enabling users to change photo characteristics through their mouse or touch screens.
“Select the ones you want and quickly add titles, descriptions, tags and other metadata,” explained CEO Marissa Mayer.
Sorting capabilities and features are not the only aspects that Yahoo has focused on.
The company has foreseen users’ need for additional storage space. Consequently, Flickr subscribers will be able to upload up to 1TB of photo files starting with the immediate period. Yahoo’s representatives have added that the 1TB storage capacity volume means around 500,000 pictures per user.
So much space requires lots of search and editing attributes. Mayer claims she has solved this problem by enabling users to skim through their online files using orientation, size and even photo color characteristics, such as pink sunset.
The former Google CEO came up with the idea of the new image recognition technology while searching through her own Flickr photos. Mayer accidentally discovered a picture of a Christmas gift she received in the past and decided to help users surprise themselves by offering them new search and editing tools.
Yahoo will also release apps for devices that use Android and iOS. The update will not be available for all mobile devices, but the company plans to even out all differences in the following period.
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