16 Jul 2010

Setting Up an Online Photo Gallery with Flickr

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Flickr has some similar qualities to Facebook, such as “contacts” (friends), comment postings, private messages can be sent, there are groups anyone can join, blogs can be maintained, Flickr can be operated via cell phone or computer, and there are even more mutual features.

“Batch Organize” is an amazing tool that allows you to work with multiple photos at the same time.

If you belong to a Flickr group, the “Group Tabs” makes it so you can post and share photos with everyone in that group.

There is a “Map” feature which allows you to share the location of your photos. What a sweet option!

In order to change a license on a photo, one must go to the Additional Information section, press the “edit” text next near the rights statement. Licensing rights can be updated, or even set as a default for all of your added photos on Flickr.

Flickr has some similar qualities to Facebook, such as “contacts” (friends), comment postings, private messages can be sent, there are groups anyone can join, blogs can be maintained, Flickr can be operated via cell phone or computer, and there are even more mutual features.

By typing in friend’s Flickr names you can add your friends and acquaintances as contacts in your Flickr account.

No biggie if you don’t know anyone else on Flickr, anyone can join groups and meet other people also interested in sharing their photos.

Setting Up Your Account

Register for a Flickr Account

Flickr is not only free, but it’s quick and easy to set up. Not a bad deal!

1.       Go to http://Flickr.com

2.       In the upper right corner of the page click on the “Create Your Account” button.

3.       Next click “Sign Up”

4.       Type in the requested information in the sign up steps.

5.       If you have a new Yahoo! account, you’ll get two emails.

  • The first one is a confirmation email with a link you click on in order to activate the account.
  • The second one is a link you may click on to verify your email address.

6.       Click both links

7.       Bam! That’s all there is to it, next sign in by going back to the Flickr home page.

How to Upload Photos to Flickr

If you successfully registered for an account and followed the above directions, you are set for photo uploading.

Upload photos using Flickr’s Website

1. Find “Upload Photos.” On the Flickr homepage.

2. Next click on “Choose Photos”

3. Select the photo(s) you wish to add to Flickr.

NOTE!  Hold down the “Ctrl” key on a PC, or “Apple” key on a Mac as you select photos multiple photos at a time.

4. After you’ve selected the photos you want, find and press the “Open.”

5. From here you choose the privacy of your photos (either private [only visible by the account holder], visible to only your contacts or visible to anyone browsing through Flickr).

6. Now click the “Upload Photos” button.

7. You have the option of adding text to go along with your uploaded photos, add a title and even key words (“tags”.)

9. After all this press “Save This Batch” to complete the process.

There is a desktop upload application option, as well as Cellular phone or computer using email option that use email to send photos directly to Flickr much faster and easier.

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