Flickr is an online photo storage and sharing service that has been around since 2004. While it has evolved and grown over the years, its simplicity and ease-of-use have been hallmark features.
With a clean white interface, no other photo sharing and storage service offers the same appeal to modern scrapbookers. This post will showcase a couple of new and old features that help busy memory keepers be more productive and organized!
Flickr features to help with memory keeping
Use the new galleries to hand pick 18 images from other Flickr users. Use this feature to curate inspiration boards for your next project!
Use the App Garden to find tools that help you get the most out of Flickr and extend its functionality to places like your blog. The greatest things take teamwork, right?
Can’t find a photo of Aunt Shirley? Leverage the galleries of your friends (aka Flickr Contacts) to find that extra image needed to complete your page.
Seek out inspiration for digital photo editing by browsing through the digitized film archive at Flickr. See real-life Lomo images so you know what to expect from your presets and actions.
The ability for Flickr to auto-curate amazing images (using a functionality they call interestingness) is simply extraordinary. If you are in need of inspiration for your photography or your storytelling, look no further than here to be compelled.
It’s nice and tidy to use the collections feature to organize sets along major themes, time periods or both.Â To get there, follow the link above and click on the “Sets and Collections” tab.
This is hands down my most-favorite and most-visited area on Flickr. I’m a little finicky with how my images are displayed, so in this view I can change the set thumbnail, add some journaling and arrange my images in whatever order. To get there, follow the link above, click on the “Sets and Collections” tab and then double click on the set you wish to work in.
If you love to use tags, then Flickr will be your BFF. The ability to browse all your tags in ABC order is a boon to those who love to mix and match time periods in their scrapping. As a bonus, Flickr will even import tags attached to your photo metadata from programs like Lightroom. To get there, browse to You and then “Your Tags” in the dro down. The click “See all your tags in a big list.”
What is your favorite Flickr feature?