Monday, June 9, 2008

Week 5: Online Photo Sharing

7 Things You Should Know About Flickr (PDF), by Educause Learning Initiative

Online Photo Sharing in Plain English, by Common Craft


  1. Use your browser to go to Either Internet Explorer or Firefox will work.

  2. Choose the 'Create Your Account' button. If you already have a Yahoo! account, you can log in with that.

  3. Try browsing through the Flickr tour. Note the:

    • Different ways you can upload your photos

    • Types of privacy levels you can assign each photo

  4. Add the neiulibrary profile as a contact by clicking 'Add neiulibrary as a contact'.

  5. Join the Libraries and Librarians group by clicking 'Join this group'.

  6. Upload a photo to your account and give it a few tags. You can use the basic upload page or try one of the tools they offer.

  7. Click on one of the tags you gave your photo. On the resulting page, click the link that reads 'See all public content tagged with ____'. Click on one you really like, and add it as a favorite.

  8. Share your flickr profile URL in a post on your blog.


Please note that you have the option of making each photo you upload either public or private. Public photos will be viewable by anyone; private photos will only be viewable by family, friends, or only you (when logged in)--your choice.

The Common Craft video mentioned a couple of other photo sharing sites. Some additional ones include:

Images are protected by copyright, and you can decide who can use yours and what exactly they can do. Learn more at Creative Commons.

Free online photo editors are a convenient way to make your pictures really stand out. Flick incorporates Picnik. Others include:

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