If you don’t want to pay $50 each year for Flickr Pro—which frees you of these limitations and throws in other fun features like ad-free browsing, video uploads of up to 10 minute each, and a bevy of stats—you’re probably going to want to prune your account manually. (That, or maybe it’s time to move all your photos to another service.)
Previously, you had to turn to some kind of third-party tool to grab all your photos (or manually download batches of photos or individual albums directly from Flickr itself). You can still do this using any number of apps, but I recommend grabbing your photos directly from Flickr’s website. It’s not that hard of a process, and it’ll ensure that you don’t miss a thing.
I’ll most likely keep and pay for my Flickr account but many of you may not. Here’s one way to get your photos off of the service.