What Is It?

Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. The site is free to make a basic account and $24.95 a year for a premium account. The basic account allows for you to upload images onto the website to share with fellow members. Flickr is also partnered with Picnik an editing application that can be used on Flickr. Flickr boasts a million members and a hundred million different photos to share with. Flickr also has the ability to join different groups that share photos with each other along with many cool features that make this a great photo sharing site.

Upgrading to a premium account means that you revieve:

  • Unlimited photo uploads (20MB per photo)
  • Unlimited video uploads (90 seconds max, 500MB per video)
  • The ability to show HD Video
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Archiving of high-resolution original images
  • The ability to replace a photo
  • Post any of your photos or videos in up to 60 group pools
  • Ad-free browsing and sharing
  • View count and referrer statistics

As opposed to a basic account where you get:

  • 100 MB monthly photo upload limit (10MB per photo)
  • 2 video uploads each month (90 seconds max, 150MB per video)
  • Photostream views limited to the 200 most recent images
  • Post any of your photos in up to 10 group pools
  • Only smaller (resized) images accessible (though the originals are saved in case you upgrade later)


How is it Used?

Flickr is used to share photos with friends, family, or people interested in your photography. Flickr is a large database where people all over come and post their images. Flickr is also used to buy prints, make photo albums and holiday cards.

How Can I get Started?

First create a basic account which can be down through your yahoo account in seconds. Then upload images of your own. Once uploaded you can arrange the videos into albums, or sets as they are referred to on the site. "Sets" can then be saved in "Collections and ultimately placed on your "Organizr". From here you can share with other members or order prints through the site.

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