Flickr has announced an all-new image uploader — the Flickr Uploadr, as it’s called — that the company says offers a number of improvements over its predecessor.
For starters, Flickr says the new Uploadr will send images to Flickr 20 to 30 percent faster on average, with international users possibly seeing uploads going 50 to 60 percent faster. Flickr and the Uploadr now also support bigger images: up to 50mb for Pro users and 30mb for regular accounts.
The new Uploadr also uses HTML5, which makes the uploading process much different than before. Users can drag and drop images into the browser, then rearrange the thumbnails into a preferred upload order. The new Uploadr also supports photo managements options such as adding to sets, tagging friends, changing licensing and more — all of which can be done before the upload happens.
Here’s a screenshot from Flickr’s blog post:
Flickr says the new Uploadr will be rolling out over the next couple weeks. It’ll support Chrome 6, Safari 5, Firefox 8 and up.
Earlier this year, Flickr promised users a renewed focus along with improvements that would bring Flickr up to speed with modern browsers. The new Uploadr appears to be a step in that direction.