What is Flickr?
Flickr is a photo and video-editing platform that allows users to create stunning images and stories, as well as event announcements, breaking news, and more. It encourages people to share and explore each other’s photos, resulting in a vibrant and engaged community. Without paying a dime, you can share and host hundreds of your photos on Flickr. Flickr was founded in 2002 by a small Canadian development team and was purchased by Yahoo a year later. Many other photo sites (including Yahoo Photos) are simpler to use. Still, none of them compare to Flickr’s unique features or community of users. Flickr is a photo and video-editing platform that allows users to create stunning images and stories, as well as event announcements, breaking news, and more. It encourages people to share and explore each other’s photos, resulting in a vibrant and engaged community. Without paying a dime, you can share and host hundreds of your photos on Flickr. Flickr was founded in 2002 by a small Canadian development team and was purchased by Yahoo a year later. Many other photo sites (including Yahoo Photos) are simpler to use. Still, none of them compare to Flickr’s unique features or community of users.
Geotagging is a unique method of attaching a location to a photograph. Click “Place this photo on a map” in the Additional Information box on the right-hand side of any photo to geotag it. That’ll open a new window with a large map on it. The simplest way to add a location is to type it into the top right-hand corner’s search box. Because the built-in search isn’t as forgiving as a regular search engine, if you can’t remember the address, look it up on Google and copy it. Drag your photo from the bottom of the screen to where the map pointer is once you’ve found your spot. After you’ve done this to a few of your photos from around the world, go to Mappr to see a visual representation of where your photos were taken on a large map. The simplest way to make a set is to click the Add to set button on the top of any image. Flickr will display a drop-down list of any other sets you’ve created, as well as a button at the top to start a new one. You’re done once you’ve given it a name and a description. If you want to add many photos to a set, go to Flickr’s top menu and select “Your sets and collections,” then choose an existing set or create a new one by clicking the Organize button. All of your photos are located at the bottom of the screen, so scroll through them to find the ones you want, then drag and drop them into the large area above. Click Save when you’re finished. Flickr recently introduced this feature, and it allows users to combine multiple sets into a single group. This would be useful if you went on vacation because you could create separate settings for each location and combine them into a collection. It’s all about sharing on Flickr. It includes tagging and notating features so that others can find and understand your photos.
Flickr offers various sharing options, but the embed option, which allows you to paste thumbnail previews into forums, blogs, and social networking profiles like MySpace, is perhaps the most useful. Click the All sizes button above a picture to get the code. Want to share some of your recent photos on a blog or Web site but don’t want to deal with copying and pasting the embed code every time? Make a Flickr Badge for yourself! A Flickr Badge is a small embeddable picture viewer that displays your most recent photos, an entire set of images, or photos with specific tags. Click here to make one. You have the option of using HTML, which works with any website, or Flash, which will appear for anyone who has Adobe’s Flash player installed. We recommend Flash because it takes up less space and has a more appealing appearance. Follow the steps, selecting the photos and colors you want until you reach the embed code. You can copy and paste whichever you wish to display your images. Subscribe to the contacts RSS feed to see your friends’ most recent photos without visiting the site. Select contacts from the main menu at the top of your screen, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to seek an orange RSS feed icon. If your browser supports RSS, you can click this to view the feed or copy and paste it into your favorite RSS reader. Here is a listing of the most popular single-page aggregators. The free version of Flickr has a generous monthly upload limit of 100MB, but the devil is in the details. There are only three sets you can have, and you don’t have access to the full-size versions of your photos. Remember that while this isn’t a bad thing if you’re sharing casual party photos with friends, it’s worth the upgrade if you’re serious about sharing your work in its original resolution. Compared to the competition, Flickr’s pro service is arguably a better deal. For only $25 a year, you and your users get unlimited storage, uploading, bandwidth, albums, and an ad-free experience. Many popular photo services impose Uploading and storage limits, including Photobucket, Webshots, and even Flickr’s sister service, Yahoo Photos.View Website
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