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Flickr Launches Video — er, 'Long Photo' — Service


It's like a photo, but it moves!

Yahoo's Flickr has made good on a nearly year-old promise: adding video sharing to its photo service, reports the Flickr Blog.

The service is available to Flickr Pro members, which pay $25 per year for unlimited photo sharing and organization.

Videos are limited to 90 seconds, the typical length of shots caught on mobile phones or video-ready digital cameras. Ideally, the people that capture them — then do nothing with them — will be inspired to "put video everywhere [they] are on the internet," with emphasis on Flickr.

The :90 cap also differentiates Flickr Video from Yahoo Video, which is mainly composed of content from professional producer partners.

The company dubbed the clips long photos. "The only difference [between videos and photos] is that you will also be able to click play on some of the images you see," reads the Flickr help page.

As with the average "short photo," users will be able to tag long photos and assign privacy levels.

Video image credit: Norby.

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