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Fun With Flickr

  1. 1. Fun with Flickr Princeton Public Library November 2006
  2. 2. What is Flickr? <ul><li>a photo sharing web site </li></ul><ul><li>a web service suite </li></ul><ul><li>an online community </li></ul><ul><li>an example of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>a way to discuss, organize, and locate photos for a variety of reasons </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Flickr is Fun (and useful too!) <ul><li>Flickr provides the user the ability to easily: </li></ul><ul><li>comment on and discuss images </li></ul><ul><li>put them in subject specific groups </li></ul><ul><li>have discussion threads within those groups. </li></ul><ul><li>These features, and many others, makes Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>much more than simply photo sharing. It actually </li></ul><ul><li>helps deliver some of that 'promise of the </li></ul><ul><li>Internet' we’ve always wanted more of. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Flickr vs. 1.0 Photo Sharing Sites <ul><li>1.0 Sites (Photobucket, PictureTrail, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Upload photos to albums </li></ul><ul><li>Photos can only be found in those albums </li></ul><ul><li>No ability to search for photos </li></ul><ul><li>Contact friends and family to let them know photos are there </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate by email about the photos </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr – the 2.0 Way to Share Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Upload photos to a “stream” </li></ul><ul><li>Photos can be placed in to several sets or groups </li></ul><ul><li>The use of tags allows for easy searching </li></ul><ul><li>Photos can be shared via contacts and RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate on Flickr about the photos </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Tagging? <ul><li>Tags are keywords that describe a picture </li></ul><ul><li>There is no correct way to tag – it is a personal decision </li></ul><ul><li>Tags can help group photos together and also help others find similar photos </li></ul>
  6. 6. What can we do with Flickr? <ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Getting an account <ul><li>Yahoo User IDs can be used on Flickr. If you use Yahoo for mail or other services, then you already have an account </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tutorials <ul><li>Getting to Know Flickr </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>How to: Flickr Intro </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for Flickr Beginners </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. Uploading Photos <ul><li>Basic versus Flickr uploadr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No downloading and installation required for basic photo uploading utility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must download and install the uploadr tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic does not resize images as you upload them (wastes your bandwidth or must resize first using Photoshop or another application) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>uploadr allows drag and drop (basic option is menu-based browsing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of 6 photos per upload in basic; unlimited photos with flickr uploader </li></ul></ul>
  10. 14. Make a Buddy Icon <ul><li>Under the YOU menu, choose “Your Profile” </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Your Buddy Icon” from the menu in the upper right-hand corner </li></ul><ul><li>Must be 48x48 pixels </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr will help you create an image that size or you can use one that is already this size </li></ul><ul><li>Images can come from your computer, the Internet or be on your flickr account. </li></ul>
  11. 16. Set a License <ul><li>Under the YOU menu choose “your account” </li></ul><ul><li>Select Photo Licensing from the menu of options </li></ul><ul><li>Read the list of licensing options </li></ul><ul><li>Select a default under Creative Commons (it can be changed later or on a per photo basis) </li></ul>
  12. 17. Joining Groups <ul><li>Under the Groups menu, choose browse or search for groups. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you browse, you will look for broad categories that interest you and narrow it from there to more specific groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you search, you can use keywords to define interests that you have and find groups that suit you </li></ul></ul>
  13. 24. Flickr Toys <ul><li>Create posters, magazine covers, “trading cards” and other fun items </li></ul><ul><li>Manage Photo Pools </li></ul><ul><li>Find “top photos” </li></ul><ul><li>Create gifts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mosaics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find favorites </li></ul><ul><li>And much more </li></ul>