Despite what they said when they bought out flickr, looks like the new owners are going to limit what you can do with a free account. Bottom line is you only get to keep and show your 1000 most recent photos on the service. I have well over 7000 snaps on there some dating back to 2005 when I first signed up for an account. Either way, it accounts for a mere 1.4% of the 1 terabyte of storage they allowed free users to use up until now. I’m not paying them for storage, I already spend money on cloud storage and if they cannot make ads pay, tough.
Thankfully, now you can download all of your data and all of your photos. Mine amounts to several gigabytes and 15 or so zip files. All safely on my PC now.
Next step is to find a way to “run” my old Flickr galleries from these zip files once I’ve uploaded them to my web server. I will update once I’ve found the tools to do that. In the meantime, I recommend that you also download all your Flickr data, especially if you haven’t got the originals of all the photos and videos you’ve uploaded over the years.