What do you like best?
My favourite part of the website is the high-quality level of the imagery that you can download. As a designer, this is an asset. I would use this website frequently whenever I would need some images for any of the projects that I was working on. I also love that artists are able to share their work in a high-quality form using this website as well.
Also, this website houses quite a number of free domain imagery. One such collection was from the British Library that had a lot of free antique book illustrations that were great for collage design.
What do you dislike?
I don't think I have too many things that I dislike about Flickr at all. I've heard some bad reviews about the gallery view and how it only shows rectangular images even if the image itself is a rectangular at all. I don't mind this too much because I actually like a grid format especially if the website is being used to display a portfolio it just makes everything look nice and organized. However, if someone is trying to display an image that isn't rectangular I do see how this can be a downside for you.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I don't have any recommendations other than do some research on the website to make sure that it is what you are looking for in the ways of displaying your work.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I use this website all the time when I was working for the Mace and Crown. We would store all of our images that were made by the two newspaper photographers on Flickr. That way everyone on staff had access to the images especially me who was compiling the newspaper together. All of the images were of high quality and that just made my job a lot easier. Especially if that just made my job a lot easier. Especially if the editor-in-chief wanted me to do something cool with an image in Photoshop then I was easily able to do that.