Flickr will launch a major makeover in its quest to return to its once young and sexy past, according to reports from BetaBeat.
The new Flickr homepage will look more like the slick, image-only homepages of online visual pinboard Pinterest and photo-sharing appPixable. There will be little white space on the homepage. In the new version, photos will appear four times their current size. They will lie on the page, scattered about like puzzle pieces slipped together without overlap. Flickr is repositioning itself to look more like an app, which is right in line with Yahoo's"mobile first" strategy. But this is a Web-only photo community - and if Instagram is showing us anything, it's that the future of photography is in smartphones.