Do You Flickr?

Alan Levine posted this interactive image on Flickr: What Can We Do With Flickr?, as as a part of his K12 On-line Conference presentation “I Didn’t Know You Could Do That With Free Web Tools: The Magic of Flickr.”

This cluttered desk represents just a small set of powerful ways you can use flickr. This image has been annotated with “notes”, so as you move a mouse over hotspot areas, pop-up messages will appear, some of them with links that can take you elsewhere.

You must click the image to access the Flickr page with the interactive annotations.

Flickr is a photo management community that offers free and pro accounts. You can upload, organize, and share your photos. You do have privacy level options and the ability to add friends and family as contacts. Users can subscribe and have your new photos delivered to them automatically. If Grandma doesn’t have a Flickr account, just send her a guest pass. Aunt Betty can even leave comments on your photos. You can purchase numerous products featuring photos: prints, calling cards, photo-books, slideshow-DVDs, postage stamps. 

Besides using your uploaded photos, you can find, view, and use photos from other users (as they allow.) You can use them on your website or blog, display them as a writing prompt in your classroom, use for wallpaper, or display them in presentations. There are some amazing and beautiful photos available here for your use.

To start flickring in minutes, watch this screencast by Jeff UtechtPhoto Sharing Using Flickr, also created for the K12 On-line Conference.

 One reason Flickr has become so popular is all the by products that have been created to work with the content you have uploaded to Flickr. On fd’s Flickr Toys you can use the images on Flickr to create a magazine cover, calendar, trading card, mosaic, pool cleaner (???). 

 Free Account

  • 100 MB monthly upload limit (5MB per photo)
  • Photostream views limited to the 200 most recent images
  • Post any of your photos in up to 10 group pools
  • Only smaller (resized) images accessible
  • limited to 3 sets (not a big deal since you can tag photos)

Pro Account

  • $24.95 a year 
  • Unlimited uploads (10MB per photo)
  • Unlimited storage, bandwidth, sets
  • Permanent archiving of high-resolution original images
  • The ability to replace a photo
  • Post any of your photos in up to 60 group pools
  • Ad-free browsing and sharing

If you want to learn more, register for my summer workshop, Working With Photos: Picnik, Flickr, and Bubbleshare on Thursday, Aug. 2nd. For a preview of Picnik, read my Picnik blog post. Watch the blog for more on Bubbleshare later.

Warning: This is not a site for students to freely explore. Anyone and everyone posts all kinds of photos here.

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One thought on “Do You Flickr?

  1. Just wanted you to know that I love Fusion Finds. I don’t get to explore as much as I’d like and I often feel overwhelmed by how much I want to learn, but it’s great. I’m totally in love with Flickr. I watched the tutorial and immediately signed up. I can’t wait to play with it! Thanks!

    kim

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