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Twitter and Dropbox update photo viewing, Flickr sees surge in popularity

Flickr's new interface combined with Instagram's TOS drama encouraged many mobile photographers to make the switch back to Yahoo's photo service.

Yahoo’s investment in a new Flickr user interface combined with the great Instagram exodus of 2012 caused the photo sharing app’s iOS usage to increase by 25%. This latest revelation comes after news of Yahoo’s first year-over-year revenue growth in four years.  While analysts are hesitant to call it a comeback for Yahoo, more mobile photographers now consider Flickr to be a viable alternative to avoid an Instagram rights-grab. 

The new Dropbox interface will display a preview of images. (Photo: All Things D)

After finding new competition from Amazon, Dropbox is reevaluating its place as a file sharing application. According to All Things D, the online service app is considering expanding its content-based sharing. The whole Dropbox interface will see a shift from file-based viewing to image previews. The new features will include quick previews for PDFs, and better integration with Facebook, Twitter and email sharing.

A second click now opens photos within your Twitter window instead of opening a new tab.

Twitter’s photo-viewing feature is about to see a face lift as well. The social network’s blog announced the change yesterday that double-clicked photos viewed on a browser will now be displayed in a large window from within the page.  Previously, images were opened in a new window to be seen in a larger size.


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