This is for my newbs and noobs who are just signing onto Flickr. It has been a while since I been on Flickr. Over the weekend I was speaking with a dear relative who was experiencing a few shortcomings. I told her I would write a blog post to help assist her with uploading digital images to her Flickr account. A lot of things have changed on Flickr. When I first joined Flickr the limit was 200 photos for a free account and $24.99 for an unlimited account. Which by the way is well worth the small change to upload your digital images to share with the world. Take a tour on Flickr to learn how to navigate the digital website….trust me they can tell you better than I can. I will only start dazing off in the middle of the conversation and lose interest when I think you’re not grasping the information I am telling you. The first thing all newbs and noobs need to do first is read their camera manual before proceeding to upload digital images to Flickr…each camera has its own functionality. Yes, I would love to know how to work every camera in the universe but I am not that good. I still refer to my own camera manual to learn something and suggest you do the same. Once you get all the learning out of the way….the fun stuff starts happening with Flickr. I say that with plenty of cyberlove…..come here and give me a cyberhug. Now lets get start with exploring Flickr tools!
Upload images with the various flickr tools by downloading desktop uploadr to your desktop or use the Flickr uploader to upload digital images directly on the website. You upload from your mobile phone. Use your very own private email upload address to email photos to your account.
My favorite tool for uploading digital images to Flickr is the Flickr Uploader which sits on my personal desktop.
Once you become a Flickr addict you may find these tool useful to take your Flickr experience to the next level.
flick.to.twitt – Ever wanted to post a photo on Flickr and announce it right away on Twitter? That what’s flick.to.twitt allows you to do! Including snaptweet in your metadata on your digital image does the same trick but it slower.
My Flickr App for Facebook – Application to display Flickr photos from specific searches for Recent Photos, Tags, Interestingness, Privacy Filters, Photosets. Facebook has stated on their website they are doing away with boxes, the last time I check this was still working although the specs for images have changed on Facebook.
Check out Flickr Camera Link for exploring digital cameras to learned about the specification and features.
Migratr – easily move your photo collection between nine different photo storage services (23HQ, Flickr, Gallery2, Picasa Web Albums, Phanfare, Photobucket, SmugMug, Zenfolio and Zooomr), just by following a simple step-by-step tutorial.
Flickr is pushing back at Facebook with a new feature that draws the social network into its own service. You now have the ability for you to find your Facebook friends on Flickr, along with the existing function to find contacts from your Yahoo! Mail, Gmail or Hotmail accounts. “You can also designate them as a friend, family or contact right from the modules,” the Flickr blog post says. “If you need even more suggestions, just dismiss the ones that aren’t interesting to you and we’ll come up with some new ones!” People who would rather not be suggested to people can opt out by hiding their profile from public searches. Flickr allows users to print high resolution photos at kiosk in Target stores. Nice feature!
BigHugeLabs has some goodies that are too many for me to list……lot of fun stuff to do with your digital images.
Cooliris – is a browser plug-in that allows you to view and share photos and videos. Cooliris scans through hundreds of photos and videos across Facebook, Google Images, YouTube, Flickr, Bing, and Picasa. You can zoom in and out and view photos in a slideshow mode. You can also favorite and share images.
Flickr EXIF Decorator – Flickr EXIF Decorator lets you hover over a picture on Flickr to get a translucent overlay in the top left corner showing the meta data including the camera model, shutter speed, and aperture.
Flickr Notifier – Flickr Notifier is an RSS reader for Windows that lets you track your friends’ photostreams.
Flickr Search For Creative Commons – Flickr Search for Creative Commons lets you find photos that are Creative Commons licensed, meaning that they are royalty free assuming credit is given to the photographer.
Flickr/Shutterfly Integrator – The Flickr Shutterfly integrator combines the best of both worlds. Through the Integrator, you can order Flickr photos from Shutterfly.
SimpleFlickr – SimpleFlickr is a WordPress plugin that lets you embed a simpleviewer into your WordPress site.
Travelr – Travelr is a free photo gallery that you can put on your website to display Flickr photos geographically on a world map.