Flickr is an official product of Yahoo which deals with Video and Image hosting services. It allows users to share and design unique personal photos, and researchers and use them to host images. The original owner was ludicorp and in 2004 he built the app. Then later it was bought over by Yahoo for a rough estimate of $25million. As of 2013, it was reported that Flickr has over 85 million registered members and over 3 million new and fresh images were being uploaded daily.
After the announcing of Flickr as a partner with Getty Images in 2009, it allowed specific users to submit their photos to be used for stock photography. later users were then paying for it but a year later some changes were made so that users could label their images for stock use by them.
Flickr gave users the opportunity to have total privacy control. Users can set privacy to control who sees their photos, Just like Facebook. It groups can be private, and if so, other users cannot view photos in the group. Visibility is only for those who are in the group. It has a guest pass system which allows people who are not users to view certain private photos under a particular category. Users can drop comments on any image which they have access to view by default.
Flickr allows users to have three types of accounts namely; Free Account, Adfree Account and Doublr account.
- Ad-free account: As the name implies allows users to use it without advertisements popping up for an annual fee.
- Free account: users have up to one terabyte of storage but are liable to see advertisements very often.
- The Doublr account: users have access to twice the amount of storage of free storage.
NB: Flickr may delete a user account without his or her consent/knowledge. It added a new option of reversing the deleted account if the user wants back his or her account.
Organization – Flickr Photos
Flickr photos allow users to organize the photos they are uploading, on a default photos upload to go into their photostream. Users can view photos as a slideshow, a detail stamp date or view. This wonderful service provides web apps like Organizer and geotagging. Organizer allows users to organize their photos in their interface using tags modified by themselves. They can place a photo on the world map etc. while geotagging will help users tag their photos to a particular geological area. It is among the earliest implementers of tagging.
In 2007, this service brought a new content that allows users to choose what type of photos they generally upload. This is to know just how safe enough it is for public viewing. It allowed users to specify information about images. Also allowing users to choose from safe, moderate and restricted categories. It also allows users to search for photos using the same criteria. Other features include licensing, interaction and compatibility.
Features of Flickr | what makes it so Interesting and Captivating
There are certain features of Flickr that Interest users. Some include the organization, Accounts, Compatibility, and Interaction, Filtering amongst a few others. The features are very interesting to use and they help users connect promptly.
Flickr App allows users to modify their pictures from anywhere they are in the world. It enables the user to edit, organize, access, upload, etc. The app is free, and it allows users to showcase how creative they are, with camera roll. It helps users save exorbitant space for other things users want to put in their device storage.
Flickr Sign up
Signing up for Flickr is quite easy and not a complex process at all. The user just need to
- Download the app on your device. The user can download the app from the Google playstore.
- Fill in user address.
- Input password and then hit the sign up button.
Better still the user can still sign up to Flickr app by clicking the sign up caption on the website www.flickr.com. It will refer the user to a yahoo mail sign up page. NB: You do not need a yahoo email address to sign up. Any email service provider address can work the sign up process.
Flickr Sign in – Login
For a user to sign in or access the login process the user must first sign up to Flickr. Then after the user s through with that he or she can now access the login process.
- Open the app on your mobile phone and enter your username.
- Input user password
- After filling in the password and username, click on the enter button. Instantly the user is logged on to his or her account.
Flickr is really easy to use and easy to understand. It has an impressive amount of free storage and it does not compress images. It is one app that every user needs to have in other to connect with a vast community.