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Flickr ups display resolution of images to 6K for pro accounts

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Stills- and video-hosting site Flickr is doing everything it can to make its paying users get their money's worth, with the platform now giving Pro users the option of displaying their images at a maximum resolution of 6K.

If you happen to be a Flickr Pro member uploading high-resolution images to the site, the longer side of your image can now measure 6,144px, as opposed to the older 2K resolution where the longest side measured 2,048px. 

According to the announcement on the Flickr forum, the higher display resolution "should show your photos off in all their pixel perfect glory", particularly on the latest high-resolution monitors that should be able to bring out "every single detail perfectly".

The increased display resolution has already been rolled out to all Pro users – there is a dedicated option in the settings page where you can choose the display size for your images.

If you've made your selection, all existing and newly uploaded images with an original size larger than 6K (6,144 x 3,160) will, from now on, automatically be displayed at maximum resolution on the platform.

Smaller-sized images will also be displayed in the largest possible size, depending on the original resolution of the uploaded media.

For Flickr members on the free tier, though, the 6K display option is not available and your images will continue to be visible at a maximum resolution of 2K.

Sharmishta Sarkar

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (yes, she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing cameras and lenses, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She also contributes to Digital Camera World and T3, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines in Australia.