Uploading images to FlickR

Maximising your uploads

If you have a FREE account you are limited to 100MB upload per month so it is important to either reduce your camera resolution or resize images to be more "web-friendly".
If you do not have image editing software (eg. Photoshop elements) on your computer there are a number of good online editors available.
An image size of around 800 x 600 pixels is normally more than enough for web use.
The image below, for example, has been resized to 800 pixels wide, and is only 77kb in file size.
You can see how much you've uploaded in any one month on the upload page in FlickR.

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The upload process

FlickR provides users with a range of uploading tools for both Windows and Mac.
However, it may be easier to use the web-based tool within Flickr at flickr.com/upload which works well and enables a bulk upload.
You access this online tool from the top right corner of your homepage.
Once the photos have been uploaded you will be directed to a Description page where you can determine the destination set, adjust titles, and add tags if you wish - although this can be done at any time.
You can also email your photos to your Flickr account. You have your own unique email address that you can use to add your photos to your Flickr photostream or to upload photos to your Flickr photostream AND automatically post them to your blog. Configure your email upload settings here.

Your photostream

Your image library is displayed within your Photostream area.
At the base of the photostream page you can adjust the layout to suit...

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Image view and features

By clicking on an image you are taken to the individual image page. Here you can:
  • adjust image title, description, tags, licence
  • add the image to one of your own sets
  • send the image to be (also) displayed in a FlickR group
  • replace the image with another from your computer
  • delete the image
  • do minor image edits
  • add a 'hotspot' note to a section of the image
  • add the image to a geolocation map of where it was taken

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Guide to using FlickR in Education: