After years of declining popularity, Adobe has announced that it would be discontinuing the development of Flash, and ceasing distribution of the Flash player in 2020. This has been a long time coming, and the majority of websites have long since moved away from Flash in order to support mobile devices. There are however still a few holdouts, especially in the photographic community.
If your website still uses Flash, then it’s time to start planning to replace it. You have three years to get up to speed and use an alternative technology. While most websites are no longer flash exclusive, every now and then, I still come across a Photographers site using flash to display images.
The reason many people seem to do this is that they believe it prevents their images form being stolen. It doesn’t. There are plenty of tools and services out there to create great looking photography websites without having to know any code, and all of which are flash free. I personally use Squarespace for all my websites, but there are plenty of other options too, such as wordpress, wix and so on.
You can find the official announcement on Adobe’s blogs.