Yahoo Photos Going Down

Yahoo! Photos Going Down

The word on the Internet is that Yahoo Photos is going down in favor of Flickr in the next few months.

I had a few old albums on Yahoo Photos. One album as old as 2001! The Yahoo Photos might be merged into Flickr at some point, but I’m not taking any chances.

I downloaded some photos I wanted to keep and imported them into F-Spot. Problem was they showed up on top as new photos from today, which is not what I want. When I copied them over the created date on the photos has changed to today’s date.

Here is the bash command I used to send the photos back in time.

touch --date=2001-10-05 *

In the future when selecting a good web application try to choose one that has a good export mechanism so you can get out if the service starts to go down.