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Getting Started with Flickr


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This slideshow walks you through setting up, customizing, and using a Flickr account.

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Getting Started with Flickr

  1. 1. Getting Started with Flick r A Library 2.0 Training Session Susan Knisely Online Services Librarian Nebraska Library Commission
  2. 2. What can you do in Flick r without an account? <ul><li>Search for Photos, People, or Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Browse by popular tags or cameras </li></ul><ul><li>View “Public” Photos </li></ul>
  3. 3. What can you do in Flick r with an account? <ul><li>Upload your own photos </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on photos </li></ul><ul><li>Tag photos (i.e. add descriptive keywords) </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups / post photos to groups </li></ul><ul><li>View “Private” photos of people who have marked you as family or friend </li></ul><ul><li>Post your photos to a blog </li></ul><ul><li>And much, much more! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Free Flick r account <ul><li>100 MB monthly upload limit (5 MB per photo) </li></ul><ul><li>3 photosets </li></ul><ul><li>Photostream views limited to the 200 most recent images </li></ul><ul><li>Post any of your photos in up to 10 group pools </li></ul><ul><li>Storage of smaller (resized) images </li></ul>
  5. 5. Flick r Pro Account <ul><li>Unlimited uploads (10 MB per photo) </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited storage & bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited photosets </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent archiving of high-resolution original images </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to replace a photo </li></ul><ul><li>Post any of your photos in up to 60 group pools </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-free browsing and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $24.95 / year </li></ul>
  6. 6. Create a Free Flick r Account If you already have a Yahoo! ID and Password (e.g., from an email account) you can use those. If you don’t -- Sign Up here
  7. 7. Create Your Yahoo! ID
  8. 8. Choose Your Screen Name
  9. 9. Click Flick r Logo to Get Home
  10. 10. Go to Your Profile Click here to open the You drop-down menu, then select Your Profile
  11. 11. Edit Your Profile, Buddy Icon, & Screen Name
  12. 12. Decide what information you want to include in your Profile You can control how much of your profile is visible, and to whom, when you set your account privacy settings. Reveal a little or a lot
  13. 13. Create a Buddy Icon . . . . . . to go from
  14. 14. Change Your Screen Name If you don’t want to use your Yahoo! ID as your Flickr screen name, change it here. You can change your screen name whenever you want.
  15. 15. Go to “Your Account”
  16. 16. Your Account
  17. 17. Account Settings Worth Reviewing <ul><li>Personal Information / Your profile privacy - Control who is able to see different parts of your profile: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any Flickr member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any of your contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends and family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nobody </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Information / Your Flickr web address – Create your own permanent, user-friendly Flickr address </li></ul><ul><ul><li> bluedonkey65 as opposed to [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Choose Your Address Wisely!
  19. 19. Account Settings (cont.) <ul><li>Privacy & Permissions / Defaults for new uploads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who will be able to see, comment on, and annotate your photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set photo safety level: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Safe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Restricted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set image content type: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Art, Illustration, CGI or other non-photographic images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Screenshots </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Your Flick r Home Click here to upload photos Click Home from anywhere in Flickr to return to this page
  21. 21. Upload Options <ul><li>Web-based upload form (upload up to 6 images at a time) </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Uploadr for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Uploadr for Mac </li></ul><ul><li>“ Send to Flickr” Windows XP Explorer Wizard </li></ul><ul><li>Upload by email </li></ul><ul><li>and more . . . </li></ul>
  22. 22. Web-Based Upload Form Upload up to 6 images at a time Add tags Apply privacy settings Keep track of how much of your upload capacity you’ve used
  23. 23. Find the image(s) you want on your computer Click Browse , then locate the image file on your computer Click Open to transfer the file path to the upload form
  24. 24. Upload Photo(s) Click upload
  25. 25. Describe your Photos After uploading add Title , Description , and Tags
  26. 26. Your photos Click directly on a photo to access additional options
  27. 27. Things to do with a photo! <ul><li>Delete or add a tag </li></ul><ul><li>Edit licensing information </li></ul><ul><li>Place on map </li></ul><ul><li>View camera info. </li></ul><ul><li>Edit title, description, and tags </li></ul><ul><li>Edit privacy settings </li></ul>
  28. 28. Why aren’t my photos showing? <ul><li>New accounts are marked Pending until Flickr administrators have reviewed them. </li></ul><ul><li>Photos in pending accounts won’t show up in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public photo lists (e.g., “Everyone’s Photos”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages that show all photos tagged with a certain tag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups, if you aren’t a group member </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upload at least 5 public photos to get your account in the review queue </li></ul><ul><li>Review process takes 3-5 days </li></ul>
  29. 29. What are Groups? <ul><li>Groups are places to share photos related to a particular theme (e.g., a geographic location, subject matter, photographic technique, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>There are 3 types of groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public – Anyone who wants to can join instantly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public (invite only) – The group page is public, but the only way to join is by invitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private – Only group members and those who have been invited will be able to view the group page </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Search for a Group / Create a New Group
  31. 31. Search for a Group by Name Click here to go to the Group’s page
  32. 32. Join a Group Click on Join this group
  33. 33. Request an Invitation to Join Public (Invite Only) Groups If the group is an “invite only” Public group, you will be taken to an invitation request form. Fill it out and send it in to request an invitation!
  34. 34. Adding Pictures to a Group While viewing a photo, click on the Send to Group icon. Choose a group to add your photo to. Only groups you belong to will be listed.
  35. 35. What are Sets? <ul><li>Sets are a way to group related pictures together within your account – sort of like creating thematic photo albums! </li></ul>
  36. 36. Creating Sets / Adding Photos to Sets While viewing a photo, click on the Add To Set icon. Choose an existing set to add your photo to or create a new set .
  37. 37. Editing Sets Click on Organize  Your sets to open the Flickr Organizr . Next select the set you want to work with.
  38. 38. Batch Edit Options Batch edit options
  39. 39. What are Contacts <ul><li>Contacts are other Flickr users with whom you want some level of relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>Making someone a contact gives you easier access to their public photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Making someone a contact is the first step in sharing private photos with them; the second step is marking them as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or both </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Adding Contacts Decide if you want to designate this contact as Friend or Family Click on right side of a buddy icon to open the drop-down menu; select Add as a contact option. Your new contact will appear on your Profile page
  41. 41. Time to get to work! <ul><li>Susan Knisely </li></ul><ul><li>402-471-3849 </li></ul><ul><li>800-307-2665 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Shannon Behrhorst </li></ul><ul><li>402-471-4031 </li></ul><ul><li>800-307-2665 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Questions?