Yahoo! Photos

Yahoo! Photos
Type of site
Photo sharing
Owner Yahoo!
(Redirects to flickr)
Commercial Yes
Launched March 28, 2000 (2000-03-28)[1]
Current status Closed indefinitely

Yahoo! Photos was a photo sharing service laucnhed on March 28, 2000 and owned by Yahoo!, designed specifically for Yahoo! users. Users created individual photo albums, categorized their photos and placed them in the corresponding albums. Users were also able to set access of their albums by publishing them for the viewing pleasure of everyone, disabling access, or marking them as private folders for their own viewing.

The service had unlimited storage for photos, but it was required that photos have the jpeg/jpg extension. In an effort to make it simpler and more efficient, Yahoo had an uploader tool to drag and drop the pictures from one's computer to Yahoo! Photos web page. In March 2005 Yahoo! purchased Flickr, and closed Yahoo! Photos on September 20, 2007 at 9 p.m. PDT.


On June 16, 2007, Yahoo! Photos issued a press release stating that it would be terminating on September 20, 2007, in order to focus their efforts on Flickr.

Yahoo! Photos had proposed a number of alternatives for customers who wanted to move their photos to other services.[2]

Several independent users have derived alternative solutions for migration of their photographs uploaded at Yahoo! Photos:


"Yahoo Photos will be shut down by the fall. Users will be directed over a three-month period to transfer their images to Flickr or other photo sites such as Multiply, Shutterfly, Kodak Gallery, Snapfish or Photobucket. Yahoo says it will make the transition easy, with a one-click transfer" process."[10]

See also


  1. "Yahoo! Inc. - Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  2. Thomas Heaton. "Flickr, a Yahoo company". Flickr - Photo Sharing!. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. "Yahoo Photo Album Download © Rohit,, 2007". Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  4. "Rohit Sud". Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  5. Download Yahoo! Photos Archived June 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. Yahoo! Photos Grabber
  8. Steve Thompson. "Flickr, a Yahoo company". Flickr - Photo Sharing!. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 9, 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2007.
  10. "Yahoo Photos going dark as Flickr shines on -". Retrieved April 9, 2016.
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