Flickr has always been a photo-forward sharing site, but recent updates to its photo pages (for signed-in members, for now) have made it a better place to show off your shots and share photos with friends and family.
Pictures have become larger, with a default width of 640 pixels, and a "turn the lights down" button has been added to the default view. The biggest improvement, at least in one semi-enthusiastic editor's eyes, is the upgrade of the navigation tools. More than one friend or relative has mentioned how awkward and non-apparent it was to move through photo set and collections with the old layout — the back and forward buttons moved the mini slides, but didn't show a new picture. That's changed with the new layout — the buttons work more like you'd expect.
Signed-in Flickr users should see a prompt to "upgrade to the future" when they visit any photo page. Non-members should start seeing the changes after a little wait. What do you think of Flickr's new look?
A New Photo Experience: Your Photos, Happier [Flickr Blog]