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http://www.flickr.com

The Flickr website allows you to upload and share images. The site is probably most popular with photographers but you can upload drawings or illustrations etc as iong as they are in a digital format.
(Images saved in Jpeg format are ideal.)

Flickr has many many members. It provides an easy and effective way to let people all around the world see the work you have been doing.

One of the most useful aspects of the site is that it can be searched easily. Images can be 'tagged' with keywords so they can be found quickly. Photographs can be organized into collections of images (called 'Sets') to make them easier to look through.


Anyone can view material on Flickr but in order to upload photographs you need to create your own user account.

1 Go to http://www.flickr.com

2 If you are not already a member, click the 'Create Your Account' button
If you are already a member, click the 'Sign In' button

3 A new screen will appear with two options on the right hand side
• If you do not already have an account, click the 'Sign Up' button
• If you are already a member, enter your username and password and click 'sign in'

4 A screen will appear requesting your personal details and the 'screen name' you would like to use for your Flickr account. Complete your details and follow the instructions onscreen.

5 Once this process is complete you should see a screen with a button asking you to enter a screen name.
Once you have done this, click 'Create A New Account.'

Creating A New Flickr Account


6 A new screen will appear with a number of options.
• Click 'Upload your first photo'

OK. You're all set


7 The 'Upload Photos to Flickr' screen will appear.
• Click 'Choose photos'
• A window will appear which lets you select some photographs from your hard drive to upload.

Upload Photos to Flickr


8 The 'Upload Photos to Flickr' screen will expand to list the images you have selected.
You can upload 100MB of images per month.

The images here are jpeg files downloaded straight from a digital camera without any resizing and so they are quite large in terms of file size.

The 5 images shown here already take up 18MB of the 100MB limit.
If you think you are likely want to upload lots of photographs it is worth making them smaller using the Image Size option in Photoshop. (It may also be worth applying a small 'Unsharp Mask' filter afterwards so your images remain sharp after Photoshop has made them smaller though!)

The 'Add More' link allows you to add more photographs.

The 'Set Privacy' options allow you to decide if your images will be available to the public so anyone can see them or just friends/family.

Extra settings allow you to add further information about the kind of images you are uploading.

Click the 'Upload Photos' button to upload your work. Your photos will begin uploading.
The process may take a few minutes if the file size is quite large - as with the images below.

Upload Photos to Flickr


9 When your images have finished uploading you should see the screen below.
• Click the 'describe your photos' link to move to the next stage.

Finished!


10 The 'Describe your photos' screen will appear.
This stage is important because by adding appropriate titles, descriptions and tags you to each image you will make your work easier to find by anyone searching the Flickr website.

• Once you are finished, click the 'Save This Batch' button.

Adding Descriptions and Tags


11 The 'Your photos' screen will appear displaying your images.
• The 'Sets' option lets you group images into collections.
• The 'Tags' option allows you to edit the information you entered as 'tags' so that your images could be found easily by other people using Flickr.

Your Photos As They Will Appear On Screen


12 If you click the 'View as slideshow button' your work is displayed as an online slideshow with each image fading in and out. The overall effect looks professional and could potentially be used as a way to present your work.

Slideshow


Before you upload copies of your images for use on the web you may want to reduce the image size or apply a copyright symbol. This makes your work less likely to be used without your permission by other people.

• A copyright symbol can be created by choosing the custom shape tool in the tool bar.

Custom Shape Icon

• In the menu strip at the top of the screen select the settings indicated by the red arrows.

Menu Strip

• Then click and drag to create your copyright symbol.
You should apply transparency so that the shape is not too intrusive but at the same time leaves the image unusable for any other purpose. You may also want to apply a drop shadow or a slight blur around the edge of the symbol so that it is harder to remove.

Batch processing

Batch processing allows you to apply changes
to all your images at once than changing each one individually.

Click here to download a folder of images to batch process.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebba/


Similar websites/applications

http://www.kodakgallery.com

http://www.myphotoalbum.com/

http://www.fotki.com/

http://google.picasa.com/


http://www.mypixshare.com/

http://www.uploadgeek.com/

http://photobucket.com/

http://www.photosite.com/

http://www.pbase.com/

http://www.picturetrail.com/

http://www.shutterfly.com/

http://www.slide.com/

http://www.smugmug.com/

http://www.snapfish.co.uk

http://www.webshots.com/

http://www.zooomr.com/

http://www.zoto.com/

http://www.flock.com/


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