A photo sharing site that goes beyond the basics.
- store photos (upload up to 20MB per month)
- share photos (send invitations)
- tag photos (for easy finding and sharing)
- add notes to your photos
- add and receive comments
- create sets or albums (limit of 3 with the free version)
- creates multiple versions (great for use on websites and blogs)
- from your computer
- from your cameraphone
- to your blog
- provide access to other's photos
- set privacy levels to your photos
- assign who has access to your photos
- join or create groups
- create RSS feeds
Getting started with Flickr
- Create an account with Flickr
- Upload photos
- download the Flickr uploader tool for use on your home computer...adds a "right click" feature to any image to upload directly to your account
- Tag images
- Set privacy
- Add notes
- Invite others
Because Flickr is an open source program, others have written some very neat add-ons or extensions to flickr. Some are useful and others are just fun. Thanks to Steve Dembo for his recent posting and podcast on these great tools.
Show notes from Steve's Podcast:
- My Flickr Account: All 1500+ of my own personal photos. Feel free to leave comments!
- Flickr Chia Pet: Ok, I know it’s silly, but it’s also kind of fun!
- Flickr Color Pickr: A personal favorite of mine, finds photos that are predominantely a specific color. You have to try this one for yourself. Very cool stuff.
- Flickr Postcard Browser: An interesting way to look up specific tags. It may not be a ‘deep’ site, but it’s a nice layout for searching through tags.
- Spell with Flickr: I love this one. Spells out words of your choice by using photos tagged with specific letters. Great for building logos as well! Alan has a script that will load up different images each time someone visits your site.
- Flickr Related Tag Browser: This one is fantastic. A visual way to see photos that match a tag, but it also puts related tags in a ring around it. Cool and useful.
- Flickr Rainbow: Sort of a fluffy one. It creates a rainbow using words tagged with the appropriate colors. However, since it only uses the tag, the rainbow doesn’t really LOOK so much like a rainbow all the time. For example, the tag “Blue” may have a picture of someone depressed.
- FlickrGraph: One of the best Flickr extensions out there. I had trouble getting it to work with Firefox though. Visually shows how social networks are built. It’s really amazing. If you only check out one of these sites, check this one out.
- Mappr: Organizes recently uploaded photos by location. So photos taken in Chicago will be put over Chicago on the map.
- Flickr Replacer: I had trouble coming up with the word during the podcast, but this is perfect for creating a rebus! It’s a bookmarklet, and if you highlight a word and click on it, a picture will be substituted for the words.
- Flickr Export Plugin for iPhoto: Speaking of iPhoto and Flickr, this creates a new tab in the export window to send photos straight to Flickr. I’ve find it to be slightly flaky at times, but I have successfully uploaded all of my 1500 photos using it. Once again, an absolute necessity for OS X users.
- The Great Flickr Tools Collection: This post has a bazillion Flickr tips and tricks. I think I covered most of the good ones, but if you’re starting to et into Flickr, then this is a great site to visit. Way more extensive than what I have here!