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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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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!!! ;-)
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 guess....here's my Flickr
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.