It appears Flickr is slowly sliding down the slope to oblivion after it was purchased by SmugMug. They are asking for more money. I have begun my search for an alternative. I use Google Photos as one backup but don't particularly like using Google. Would like to use Apple Photo but it is confusing with their convoluted and actually useless application. They force you to use third party apps which is losing the company lots of money. Do not understand their thinking.
Looking for an easy third party solution instead of saving to hard drive backup which is more difficult and time consuming. Either way is not fool-proof. Perhaps not saving photos is the way to go.
Expecting SmugMug to roll Flickr accounts over into their mother app. Then we can hope they don't go under. There truly is no secure method to save and protect photos that I can see. Roll the dice and hope for the best.
After some research and thought I am leaning towards opening a SmugMug account, keeping the Google Photos app and seriously looking into the hard drive path. I have some time yet before I jump. Any thoughts? I did mention some of my concerns a while back so this may be a bit of repetition for some.