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http://www.flickr.com/photos/martindaveyillustration/ 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!
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???
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??
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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??
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Billy, gotcha on the link. Like those pictures with the k-30. I have the k-10D and k-r. I could tell you had some fire service background from your shots.
Judy, I use Flickr as an independent cloud back-up. If you upload full res you can share with other social media. When you need to upload to FAA you can download from Flickr the image full res with all the EXIF data and pixel resolution ( from what I can see ), and then upload to FAA. But, to get that you have to download full size only.
I use Apple Aperture and load to an external drive on my Mac, but there have been times that I've needed an image from Flickr and it worked just fine. Hope this helps, if not holler back.
Frank , thanks..that is what I was wondering....I will check out further and probably will be "hollering back"! ...I had hoped that it could be a simple process of uploading directly from Flickr to FAA...without using any external drive and downloads...Wish FAA would enable somehow this to happen...I should have been storing my images from the "get go" on a cloud or some other site...Now it seems too late..I have so many and I dont have the "drag and drop" option..The uploads take forever...that is one reason why I have not developed Flickr further..I should take a few minutes daily devoted to the cause... Thanks again...!!
Speaking of fire, much of Texas is under burn bans right now, my county included.
I know what can happen, I've seen it, so I'm usually careful. Other people need to be really careful too though, if you haven't seen it you really don't know just how easy it is to get a fire started in hot, dry weather. I've had to put out grass fires on the roadside, not as a firefighter, just driving by and there it was...it's not fun, it's dangerous, and I don't like it.
Don't throw cigarettes out the window. That's what started one of the road fires I put out. Catalytic convertors on most cars can get hot enough to ignite dry grass. So if you have to pull over, try not to do it in a grassy spot. If you have to pull over in grass, watch it.
Right now, especially in hot dry areas like Texas, it's really easy to get wildfires started like those happening out west. We've had our share here in Texas and in Oklahoma where my sister is. One stopped 3 years ago about 50 feet from her trailer, all she could do was watch...no options, the road was inaccessible so she couldn't even leave...smoke prevented it anyway.
It's dangerous out there this time of year folks, please be careful. Fires are way too easy to start, believe me I've seen it too many times. I've burned a lot of brush in hot Texas summers, and put out dozens of small fires (that I started) in the woods...right now even BBQ pit can be hazardous.
In my experience Flickr attracts a lot of viewers... Even if you're not selling anything or people don't like what you do, you can sleep at night knowing that at least somebody saw what you've done. :)
The new layout makes it much easier to navigate around. The image view is much better, too. I'm still debating about the screen shot issue of the larger display. I guess that's part of the reason I haven't been putting a whole lot on there lately. They are doing an awesome job with the site, though.
I've never sold anything as a result of using flickr, but would be interested in learning more. So far, I've watermarked and made my images small. I find Flickr a little slow at times too! Any recommendations for what changes I should make on flickr?
Joseph - That seems to be a Facebook link. Do you have a Flickr link?
Angie - " I've never sold anything as a result of using flickr, but would be interested in learning more. "
As you may know, the Flickr TOS does not allow us to sell on their platform, but several of us see referrer hits on FAA from our Flickr activities.
Some of us put our FAA link on all of our pictures ( though the TOS frowns on this ). I have it on my profile and just participate in the Flickr rules which brings followers to my Flickr site then my profile ... and then to FAA. The Flickr rules: 1) Interact with people / followers ( used to be called contacts ) 2) Comment on other people's photos. 3) Upload selectively.
One other thing I do is my non-public photos are either categorized as "Family" or "Friends". The "Friends" contacts get to see my iPad photos and other images I"m considering to mark "Public". If you'd like to be on this list, just ask.
The "Family" photos are, well, just that... for family. I don't post pictures to Facebook, but email those pictures if they are not signed up with Flickr.
The final option is you can mark your pictures - seclected or all of them - public searchable or not. Since Flickr is mostly for imaging enthusiast, many people find me through an image search on Flickr. Check this link, and ask if you want me to tell you more: http://www.flickr.com/account/prefs/optout/
Hey fellow Flickroo's ... Thought you might want to know. A Picture of mine showed up on the Flickr Explore ( most interesting pictures of the day ) page for November 8, 2013. I've been active on Flickr for several years and this is my first Explore, so it's quite a BIG deal to me. Here is the link to the picture: http://flic.kr/p/hnucne
Hi Mark! Welcome to the thread of Flickroo's on FAA. Go down the thread and connect with everyone. It's great every morning toopen your Flickr thread and see the inspiration from the worlds greatest artists and photographers.
Nice landscape and nature photography you have, by the way!
Hello, Frank and congratulations on your Explore ! Nice achievement!
Although I would inform you that its a tricky things with this Explore, depending on the certain persons on Flickr and curators - only their personal preference.
I've got for several years being on Flickr about hundred Explored pictures, sometimes like during 11 days in a row daily - it was several times - so as I told just some curator decide this way. I really dont like to depend on any personal preference, so now i dont have fun of this Flickr game and by the way they like feeling it - didnt give me Explore almost for the year :-)
But thats very true that being on the first pages of explore you are getting tons (thousands) viewes and new followers :-)
Thanks, Jenny, for your kindness and feedback. Yes, that picture got thousands of views, and I got new followers ... and a few potential clients contacted me sharing how much they like my portfolio. Explore is a tricky thing that I don't really concentrate on, some people like the game of it. I was invited into this Flickr group called "In Explore" and there is a discussion that once you make the page there is a 14 day window where you can get Explored again. You also can be dropped out from Explore for a period of time if you get too many posted. So, could this be what you're experiencing? It doesn''t surprise me the number of your pictures Explored because of the quality and you know better than I how to gain followers. The Explore system it by computer stats and no humans pick the pictures, from what I understand. So it's just by how active you are and how many views and favorite and comments a pictures gets, and how fast that happens, short of the long.
Frank, I had not used Flickr basically since I opened it but yesterday added a few pictures and am getting reacquainted...I want to share photos from Flickr but when I hit the "share" function it only gave four social site options..(two of which I dont even use.).How do I add, for example Instagram...or google+ as a share option...I tried copying the embedded code and then inserting the image into the sites, but the image was either cutoff or had a lot of html codes incorporated into the post. Flickr has changed dramatically...since I was there last...
Judy - I saw you in my Flickr stream yesterday. I don't use G+. What I can figure you can post from Instagram ( IG ) to Flickr, but not the other way .... keep in mind IG is a mobile platform so you get better tools on your device than your desktop. If I figure out how to better answer your question I'll send you a Flickrmail.
If anyone else knows please jump in here ...
TIP: The Flickr app for iPad does an auto upload of the images in your camera roll. Too, when I use the IG app it saves the pic to my camera roll which then auto uploads to Flickr.
Thanks Frank....I was disoriented yesterday from being away from it so long...Starting to get the hang of it again...Can only imagine how great this site is for professional photographers! I absolutely am planning on getting more involved in photography!
I have a feeling you saw me quite a few times in the stream...I kept uploading an image and then when I tried to locate it could not find it anywhere in my portfolio..I kept adding it to my zoo set but it wasnt there...I must have uploaded it 5x..then finally I saw another upload after the upload function(?) then it added successfully to my new set I created.
Regarding operating systems...I sure wish there were only one...Would make it so much easier on everyone if they were all on the same page...It is creating the same barriers that different languages created..Only in this case, it was created unnecessarily...oh well, another matter!
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