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Fun With Flickr



A PowerPoint used to introduce new users (mostly librarians) to flickr

A PowerPoint used to introduce new users (mostly librarians) to flickr



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    • Fun with Flickr Princeton Public Library November 2006
    • What is Flickr?
      • a photo sharing web site
      • a web service suite
      • an online community
      • an example of Web 2.0
      • a way to discuss, organize, and locate photos for a variety of reasons
    • Why Flickr is Fun (and useful too!)
      • Flickr provides the user the ability to easily:
      • comment on and discuss images
      • put them in subject specific groups
      • have discussion threads within those groups.
      • These features, and many others, makes Flickr
      • much more than simply photo sharing. It actually
      • helps deliver some of that 'promise of the
      • Internet' we’ve always wanted more of.
    • Flickr vs. 1.0 Photo Sharing Sites
      • 1.0 Sites (Photobucket, PictureTrail, etc)
      • Upload photos to albums
      • Photos can only be found in those albums
      • No ability to search for photos
      • Contact friends and family to let them know photos are there
      • Communicate by email about the photos
      • Flickr – the 2.0 Way to Share Photos
      • Upload photos to a “stream”
      • Photos can be placed in to several sets or groups
      • The use of tags allows for easy searching
      • Photos can be shared via contacts and RSS
      • Communicate on Flickr about the photos
    • What is Tagging?
      • Tags are keywords that describe a picture
      • There is no correct way to tag – it is a personal decision
      • Tags can help group photos together and also help others find similar photos
    • What can we do with Flickr?
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/265279980/
    • Getting an account
      • Yahoo User IDs can be used on Flickr. If you use Yahoo for mail or other services, then you already have an account
      • Flickr accounts can also be set up directly on the site and you will be given a Yahoo ID (this means you can use other Yahoo features without a separate account)
    • Tutorials
      • Getting to Know Flickr
      • http://k12online.wm.edu/usingflickr/usingflickr.html
      • How to: Flickr Intro
      • http://www.benbishop.me.uk/software/how-to-flickr-into/
      • Tips for Flickr Beginners
      • http://www.lifehacker.com/software/digital-photos/tips-for-flickr-beginners-031935.php
    • Uploading Photos
      • Basic versus Flickr uploadr
        • No downloading and installation required for basic photo uploading utility
        • Must download and install the uploadr tool
        • Basic does not resize images as you upload them (wastes your bandwidth or must resize first using Photoshop or another application)
        • uploadr allows drag and drop (basic option is menu-based browsing)
        • Maximum of 6 photos per upload in basic; unlimited photos with flickr uploader
    • Make a Buddy Icon
      • Under the YOU menu, choose “Your Profile”
      • Select “Your Buddy Icon” from the menu in the upper right-hand corner
      • Must be 48x48 pixels
      • Flickr will help you create an image that size or you can use one that is already this size
      • Images can come from your computer, the Internet or be on your flickr account.
    • Set a License
      • Under the YOU menu choose “your account”
      • Select Photo Licensing from the menu of options
      • Read the list of licensing options
      • Select a default under Creative Commons (it can be changed later or on a per photo basis)
    • Joining Groups
      • Under the Groups menu, choose browse or search for groups.
        • If you browse, you will look for broad categories that interest you and narrow it from there to more specific groups
        • If you search, you can use keywords to define interests that you have and find groups that suit you
    • Flickr Toys http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/
      • Create posters, magazine covers, “trading cards” and other fun items
      • Manage Photo Pools
      • Find “top photos”
      • Create gifts
        • Calendars
        • Mosaics
      • Find favorites
      • And much more