Flickr puts hold on PhotoShelter tool

Flickr says that PhotoShelter's new tool doesn't adhere to its specs for API usage.

Flickr has temporarily disabled PhotoShelter's Flickr import tool until it fully complies with its API usage guidelines.
Flickr has temporarily disabled PhotoShelter's Flickr import tool until it fully complies with its API usage guidelines. PhotoShelter

Earlier today I wrote about a new tool that PhotoShelter announced to let its customers migrate images from Flickr accounts to their PhotoShelter Personal Archives. Since then, Flickr has disabled the tool. A company spokesperson for Flickr said, "Photoshelter did not follow the guidelines outlined by Flickr around API usage. We are currently working with them to correct the issue."

My contact at PhotoShelter said that the company is working on the problem and a message on the new tool's page notes that, "Flickr has temporarily disabled this feature. We are working to address it and apologize for the outage." In my previous post I said that it was great to see two photo sharing services find a way to play nicely together. I guess we'll just have to be patient while they synchronize their playbooks.

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