Organising and tagging your FlickR images


Tagging your images

Like most contemporary online tools and spaces, FlickR is based on a system of tagging.
Tags or keywords assigned to each image enable you and others to sort and search for images based on a particular topic or theme.
Tags can be widely used (eg. 'night', 'London', 'UNSW') or very specific or personalised (eg. 'edc123456' , 'rjunswimages').
The latter are applied if you know you will want to search within a limited pool of images, and can be agreed upon and shared within your team/course.

Have a look at the tags applied here and here and here for an idea of the possibilities (you can find a list of tags in the right hand column)
The normal convention for tags is NO capitals or spaces, s while people do not stick to that its a good habit to get into.

Depending on your settings, your contacts may be able to add tags to your photos. This is a good way to make your images more searchable.
While your contacts can suggest added tags, as owner you have overall control and can delete the suggestions of others if you wish.

For more information on tagging, visit the page on this wiki.

Sets and collections

Individual images can be clustered into one or more SETS
Your sets can then be grouped into one or more COLLECTIONS
I use both - have a look at my account for an example.
If you have a large number of photos they are a must.

You can add photos to a set on upload or at any stage.
Individual photos can be added to set from the image page. Look for ADD TO SET above the image. This is also where you can remove the image from a set.

Using the FlickR Organizer

To manage your sets and collections including the creation of new sets and adding/removing multiple images to/from a set you should use the Organizer tool
This is located here or by clicking on the Organize & Create link at the top of the FlickR website.

To create a new set - select the Sets and Collections tab, click on Create a new set (top left), give it a name, drag images up from the bottom scroll bar and save.
To add image to an existing set - select the Sets and Collections tab, click on the selected SET from the main screen, drag images up from the bottom scroll bar and save.
To create a collection - select the Sets and Collections tab, click on Create a new collection (top left), give it a name, drag sets across onto the collection title and save.



Guide to using FlickR in Education: