Flickr – Coolness Factor

May 2, 2006

FlickrI have just been to Flickr and configured the remaining settings and polished up photos that I have in my account over there.  If you had not noticed I actually have a Flickr “ticker” come into my blog for the photos on the right sidebar near the bottom. Go and check it out, here's a handy link.  Notice the notes on the photos and the full profile, I am trying to make it a worth while account rather than just an account I hold to store some photos.

Flickr – Community

I must say I am really excited about the community feel over at flickr, aside from the usual bullshit posts of spam and obscenity most people have something to say in comment and the comments are mostly worth reading. I like the actual photographic quality than some of the contributors who treat Flickr like more than a Family album, demonstrate with their posts. I am not however criticizing people who use it as a family album as I use it for random photos of my Family including my dog!

Flickr – Features

If you use Flickr at all you will see that there are several really interesting features, such as the Blog connection, the favourites, notes on individual images and of course the fact that you can copyright your images with the Creative Commons License, which I have done. There are also the feature of having contacts, which really helps if you have friends and family on Flickr, you can sort of cross promote your images for maximum exposure if you pardon the pun.

Better than all the other photo storage websites available?

I think Flickr is definetly better than the other leading brands of photo storage sites online. When you think about it, Flickr is just taking off, and getting higher and higher, with no ceiling in sight. When you look at some of the other sites they require you to sign up for either a pay service, if it isn’t pay, there are huge ads everywhere and most of all these sites are usually full of bogus posters and spammers.  When you look at the other photo storage websites, they have very few people who are actually posting images of real photographic quality, mostly free porn or other crap.

I really like the community surrounding and saturating Flickr and I know the site has a lot of future potential eventhough it is already taking the internet by storm! Keep your eye on Flickr and get your account there and start uploading photos if you have not already done so!  Share your Flickr ID's here and we can talk about the photos over on Flickr!

(I am not in anyway an employee of Flickr I just wanted to draw your attention to an exciting website if you were unaware or had not given it enough thought!)

3 Responses to “Flickr – Coolness Factor”

  1. Addi Says:

    Hey,
    Thanks for the comment. I am a huge fan of flickr too. I really like it a lot.

  2. vickyth Says:

    I’ve been a flickrite for some time now and I think you’re right on about the sense of community.

    A hint on using Flickr for photography AND a family album: make your family album shots accessible only to family or family and friends. Then the general public doesn’t have to see pictures of your brother’s birthday, but you can still post them for rellies to view.

    Also, I find it handy to upload using Uploadr and do the private family stuff first and then the cool public shots. Makes it easier to do tags and privacy settings.

    Welcome to the fray!

  3. olorinsledge Says:

    Seb, have you had a look at http://www.pbase.com? It’s not as sophisticated as Flickr, that’s for sure, and it’s not free either but it’s rock solid for the service it provides (online photo storage) and used by many great photographers.

    Check it out if you have the time.


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