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Flickr ..... What's Your Link?

Posted by: Frank J Casella on 05/23/2013 - 12:43 AM

Are you on Flickr? What's your link, lets connect! We have threads for blogs, twitter, facebook and the like. Now it's time for Flickr.

Here's mine: What's yours?

With the new design of Flickr I predict it will be the new photoblog game changer.

If you're not on, click my link above and then click the sign-up link. You're really missing out on a lot of referrals to your FAA site from art and photo enthusiasts. Just sayin.


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Posted by: Greg Jackson on 05/23/2013 - 1:06 AM


Posted by: Jenny Rainbow on 05/23/2013 - 2:28 AM

Here is my link:

Also this link mentioned in my bio here on FAA.

2 more Flickr accounts with specifications:

Jenny Rainbow_Photosessions (specifically for the people photosessions: couples,weddings,kids, families) :

And one more with travels/ journalistic sessions Jenny Rainbow_Travels:


Posted by: Priya Ghose on 05/23/2013 - 2:58 AM

Here is mine. I've been a member for a few years, but never really uploaded anything, and don't know my way around at all yet. I'm in the process of adding photos now...


Posted by: Martin Davey on 05/23/2013 - 3:31 AM
I have the pro version at the moment as I went over the old limit slightly. With the recent changes I have to decide to go with the 1TB free account or spend 12 a year, with stats and no adds. I'm sure many others are thinking about this!


Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/23/2013 - 5:29 AM


I have 4 accounts - from back when they were free for so many images


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 05/23/2013 - 8:27 AM

Martin, for me that stats are everything. The cost compared to of you used Dropbox for storage and Smugmug, for example, for sharing and everything else. Put your cost of Flickr and FAA together and its more bang for your buck. The audience from both platforms is priceless, eh???


Posted by: Judy Kay on 05/23/2013 - 8:29 AM

For those of you who submit photos of your paintings, do you upload the high resolution ones like the ones you upload at faa to make large prints...If so, does it take a long time to upload ..Do you have to worry about image theft with the larger print uploads?..Also, how many images can you upload on the free site.? Do they have the embedded code??


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 05/23/2013 - 8:42 AM


I upload photos at full resolution uncompressed JPEG just like I do for FAA. Think of Flickr as your online cloud storage and image organization, as wells as sharing and social media.

The uploads seem to be taking longer with the new design, but I suspect the people at Flickr sincerely don't want to screw this up, so they will fix this in due time.

When you upload, select to license the photo ALL RIGHTS RESERVED and then it will also have the right-click disable. Some people like to use a water mark, but I have not had an issue.

How many images can you upload? Flickr now says 1TB = over 500,000 full res images. FREE!! For life. And the images hold the EXIF metadata ( if you need to download an image use the full res option and it will also download your metadata with it ).

I've come to find in time that Flickr is the best way to store, sort, search and share your photos online.


Posted by: Alfred Ng on 05/23/2013 - 9:04 AM

Frank, I am a fan of flickr and it brought me sales and fans. I also use it for storage of my best photos. The free account carry ads so i rather pay them the $30 per to be ad free.

here is my link:


Posted by: Arthur Dodd on 05/23/2013 - 9:10 AM

I've been on Flickr for about 4 years, now. This is my portfolio on Flickr:

All of these are not maximum resolution, plus I've added a watermark to each. In checking the internet for use of my photos, I've found a few that were "borrowed" for other uses, none commercially. In each case, the photo was taken from Flickr.

The other photos (about 2,000) are event photos that I take for a group (United States Power Squadrons - a national boating group).

As you may, or may not, know, Flickr made significant changes to their site and accounts. One thing that changed is they no longer offer the Pro account; however, if you already have a Pro account with automatic renewal, that renewal will continue. I'm still trying to figure out all the changes. Nice that they didn't notify customers of the changes (at least I never received any notification, and I just renewed my Pro account).


Posted by: Robin Mahboeb on 05/23/2013 - 9:48 AM



Posted by: Robin Mahboeb on 05/23/2013 - 9:51 AM


Posted by: JC Findley on 05/23/2013 - 10:03 AM

Question for you Flickr'ers

OK, as I see it the all rights reserved images cannot be right clicked and "borrowed" but Franks image in this example allows me to open and view it at ~2000 pixels. While I cannot right click download I can do a print screen and paste it into Corel PSP in about 20 seconds.

Any worries about this?

Sell Art Online


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 05/23/2013 - 10:18 AM


In short: Nope. Flickr and FAA compliment each other.

In long: some people use a watermark, but I choose not to. That can be removed too if you really want to go through the work to do it, whether the pic is on Flickr or FAA.

The other option is not to put your images on the internet. I keep my premium images private on Flickr and share the private link with select photobuyers.

My main purpose of using the Flickr services is to organize and make an independent backup of all my digital photos. After doing so I found out what an excellent way this is to share my photos to a wider audience. In my opinion this is by far the best photo service on the planet. Thank you Flickr.


Posted by: Judy Kay on 05/23/2013 - 10:19 AM

Frank, thanks for the tips. My images dont have the watermark stamp..Somone in another discussion indicated that if you upload an image without the watermark it is ok.that you can add it afterwards...Is that a function within Flicker...? I will join...and will update my link when available. I
I have been looking for a "cloud storage" facility..I have no backups in case my 2003 computer crashes. .I tried using microsofts cloud but uploads were tooooo slow.


Posted by: JC Findley on 05/23/2013 - 10:25 AM


I am not a big watermark fan myself for the reasons you stated but there is a difference between Flickr and FAA when it comes to lifting images.

"In long: some people use a watermark, but I choose not to. That can be removed too if you really want to go through the work to do it, whether the pic is on Flickr or FAA."

The big difference is on FAA they can screen capture a 900 pixel image. They can do a few things with that size but I consider it a cost of doing business. Now, the ability to screen capture a 2000 pixel images changes things a bit for me. That is large enough to print a medium/large image so for me, it would not be worth the risk uploading at that size because of the size.

It is of course a personal choice, just one people need to be aware of.


Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/23/2013 - 10:30 AM

Robin's Fickr

Robin - you very seriously need to go in and edit your permissions - I can download your images at full res.


Posted by: Greg Jackson on 05/23/2013 - 10:32 AM

I choose not to load hi-res images to Flickr, keeping mine small (900 or below), plus use the All Rights Reserved mode also. They might get a screen capture, but it's not gonna be real workable for anything large. At least that's the plan :) . If someone wants to purchase something (I don't see that happening at Flickr though), hopefully they'll check my profile out and find the link to my AW site.


Posted by: Kay Pickens on 05/23/2013 - 10:40 AM

Here is my link. I first used it for sharing my knitting projects, hence the name. Now it's a bit of this and that. Wish I could change that, but I have so many photos and don't really want to move them. Might set up a free account now though, using my name...and focus more on my fine art photos on a new link.


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 05/23/2013 - 10:51 AM

Kay, you can change your name on your Flickr account. Hover over your icon on the right and click "settings". Then click "edit your screen name".

JC, what you are saying is true, but then we get into the argument of "borrowing" images vs. Creative Commons use. This is subjective as the art of photography itself.

Thank you everyone for sharing, looking at your work on Flickr is truly inspiring to me. I'm making you my contact you that when you upload new work you will inspire me and my work everyday. This work is really a notch above the other pro's work I get. Thanks again!


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 05/23/2013 - 11:18 AM

Judy, the only way I am aware of adding a watermark after upload is to open your image in the Flickr editor and the add text. If you have a logo, I'd have to look into that unless one of you in this discussion knows??


Posted by: Kim Hojnacki on 05/23/2013 - 11:51 AM

Here is mine.

I don't upload full res. and add a watermark. If they want to steal it, most people will find a way to do it. Watermark or not.


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 05/23/2013 - 12:24 PM

Thanks .. WOW! ... keep em coming!

Many of you need to update the new banner that Flickr gave you ... also add your FAA link on your profile. In the edit screen there is a link below the box on how you add a link.


Posted by: Conor Murphy on 05/23/2013 - 12:56 PM

Hi Frank, I just signed up for Flickr, thanks for the updates appreciated...........................Conor


Posted by: Brian Wallace on 05/23/2013 - 12:59 PM

Brian Wallace (Starg82343) ... 13,792 Photos ... Flickr Member Since July 2007

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Posted by: Judy Kay on 02/19/2014 - 8:32 AM

Frank, doesn't Flickr offer 8 terabytes? Because now, I see the front cover claims they offer one terabyte instead?


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 02/19/2014 - 10:05 AM

Judy - from the Flickr FAQ

Will Flickr always be free?

Yes, there will always be a free version of Flickr, and its only limitation is a maximum of 1 Terabyte of storage. Should you get close or reach this limit, you can contact us for further assistance.


Posted by: Britt Runyon on 02/19/2014 - 10:43 AM

I've been a Flickr member since 2010.
I see it as just another tool for getting my images "out there".
I upload large files with a water mark.
Stop in for a look see.


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 02/19/2014 - 11:05 AM

Nice body of work, Britt, go down the thread and connect with everyone. It's amazing the inspiration I / you get with everyone's work in your Flickr feed.

Also, FYI, with watermarks you may not get posted on the Explore page, but if that doesn't matter to you then OK. I just don't see many images on Explore with watermarks.


Posted by: Elena Nosyreva on 02/19/2014 - 11:24 AM


Posted by: Lesley DeHaan on 02/19/2014 - 11:49 AM

My non-posterized pics. 'Cause I'm not selling these ones.

Photography Prints


Posted by: Sheena Pike on 02/19/2014 - 11:58 AM

Sheena Pike ART

can't get my link to I will post a pic clicking on it, it will take you to my Flickr page.



Posted by: Frank J Casella on 02/19/2014 - 8:44 PM

Elena, Lesley, and Sheena ... Welcome! I've connected with you on Flickr and added you as my "Friend" ... as I get feedback from the FAA family over there sometimes before making a picture "Public".

Go down this thread and connect with everyone ...


Posted by: Phyllis Beiser on 02/19/2014 - 11:08 PM
Just opened an account a few days ago.
Sorry, I suppose I am having trouble posting my link too!


Posted by: Robin Ohia on 02/20/2014 - 3:20 AM


Posted by: Britt Runyon on 02/20/2014 - 8:05 AM

Thanks for the tip about the Explore page........I'll take a closer look.
Thanks for following......
See you there


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 02/20/2014 - 8:20 AM

You're welcome, Britt. Here is what is believed as the science behind Explore:

Phyllis and Robin - Welcome!!


Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 02/20/2014 - 9:16 AM

Frank J. Casella . . . you're killing me, here!

Every time I visit the forums and see this thread staring me down, it reminds me of how I've let my Flickr account languish for years, and of how I keep promising myself to 'get around to fixing Flickr'.

Even though my primary focus is not straight photography, I enjoyed my Flickr time, back in the day, and the contacts I made there -- many of which regularly crossed over to my blog and various selling sites.

So (taking a deep breath) I've just written Flickr! on my March schedule, in indelible marker! March, 2014 -- for reals.

Now, stop it with these uber-motivational threads, already!!! ;-)


Posted by: Kathie Chicoine on 02/20/2014 - 9:43 AM

I hadn't thought about connecting my Flickr and FAA accts, but it sounds like a good idea-I have a lot more images on Flickr, so more exposure, I's my Flickr


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 02/20/2014 - 10:53 AM

Kaathie - Welcome!

Wendy - Don't beat yourself up, make it manageable with what works for you. Though, I agree, there is nothing like Flickr. I only wish is was the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Photoblogger ... and more .. that it needs to be... and dominate the competition like it has the potential to do.


Posted by: Sheena Pike on 02/20/2014 - 11:01 AM

Frank I have gone down the entire thread and followed everyone......if I've missed your account let me know and I will makessure to follow you.... some of the links like mine wont work.


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 02/20/2014 - 11:13 AM

Thanks Sheena - mine is in the OP. Some of the links you have to copy and paste into the address field on your browser ...

This is why it's important to update your Flickr URL from the generic one they give you.

In other words, instead of giving people all those digits I just say " "


Posted by: Sheena Pike on 02/20/2014 - 11:30 AM

Yes just did that Frank.... thanks!
this is going to drive me insane but I am determined to get my link to it is updated

*pulls my hair out*


Posted by: Lisa Hufnagel on 03/13/2014 - 10:07 PM


Posted by: Dave Gordon on 03/13/2014 - 10:13 PM


Posted by: Dan Richards on 03/13/2014 - 10:19 PM


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 03/14/2014 - 9:55 AM

Lisa, Dave, and Dan ... Welcome!

Dan, those numbers at the end of your link tell my you have not updated your Flickr web address:


Posted by: Lesley DeHaan on 03/26/2014 - 2:11 PM

Unable to sell my photos as is, at least I can share them on my Flickr photostream!
MarqueeOfStars Flickr


Posted by: Kathie Chicoine on 03/26/2014 - 4:16 PM

Here's the clickable link to my Flickr-better than the copy and paste link that I had before-duh


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 03/26/2014 - 5:06 PM

Kathie and Lesley - nice work! Thanks! Now go through this thread and connect with everyone.

Remember, I have you as my "Friend" in Flickr because I usually get feedback on my uploads before I make them public.


Posted by: John Topman on 03/28/2014 - 9:32 AM

Thanks for this discussion Frank. Here's mine


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 03/28/2014 - 10:51 AM

Very mixed body of work, John, and I like it very much!

Like too how your have your artist website link on your profile.


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