I come across as fairly cynical in my brief history of Yahoo acquisitions with regard to Flickr’s prospects for brand survival. On consideration, however, $24.95/year is still a great price for unlimited image storage, 2GB upload bandwidth per month, and an excellent dynamic interface to upload, organize, and share photos. So long as (1) the interface maintains its quality and continues to improve, (2) I can keep remote loading Flickr photos from my weblog, (3) image URLs don’t break, and (4) uptime stays consistently decent, I can stay with Yahoo-Flickr.
But if they block remote loading like they did with Geocities, things will get very ugly. (I mean that literally; broken image icons all over the place are not pretty.)
Of course, I may just be rationalizing, since I have over 1,400 photos already on Flickr, and am still adding more, and backup plus reorganization at this point would be a major pain.