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Flickr previews its new photo look

Yahoo is giving Flickr users the option to preview its new photo page, with even bigger images than before.

From today, Flickr users can opt in to preview a new look on photo pages.

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Facing stiff competition from other sites, such as Google+ and 500px, Yahoo's photo-sharing service has been through a major overhaul in 2013. Iterative updates have continued to roll out to help improve the look and feel of the site.

Some of the key changes that occurred this year included a move to larger photos and cascading gallery displays, which were met with as much dislike from users as positive reactions.

Flickr is now giving users the option to preview its new photo experience, which brings even larger photos and more information to the picture page. Once you are signed in, from any photo page, just click the preview button in the bottom left-hand corner to activate the new view. Images are now 25 per cent bigger than before, while description information and EXIF data appears in the right column.

The photo-sharing service has also tweaked photo loading times, with faster navigation between images. Recommendations and comments are also surfaced in the right column.

For users who are not ready to opt in just yet, the new look will be rolled out to everyone before the end of the year.