Flickr is my new favourite toy
Until recently I hadn’t been taking that many shots, and had just been uploading the odd photo to deviantArt. This is all good and well, but it isn’t really suited to making proper sets of images, say from a shoot at a gig, or other event.
This is when I decided to give Flickr a try. So far I have been super impressed with the ability to tag photos, store images in albums and collections together, and the huge user base also means there are lots of scripts and website applications that are available to help you make the most out of your Flickr experience!
Now, I don’t post much to wordpress because I don’t usually have anything that I feel may be read worthy, but decided to have a play about anyway with some of the worpdress plugins available that let you use your Flickr photostreams with your wordpress blog. The best one I found so far I must say is one from http://tantannoodles.com/toolkit/photo-album/ which lets you add a sidebar widget and also basically embed your Flickr photostreams into a page (see here for an example).
There were only a couple of things I needed to do (edit a couple of bits of html to make it fit in a bit more with the current style I’ve adopted for wordpress) and it does seem to look pretty smart.
Uploading images to Flickr is super easy as well, personally I use “uploadr” which you can get off their website, it lets you just drag and drop images from explorer, and then you have the option to resize images, and to create a new album to put them in as well as being able to add common tags.
Anyway, the big thing is that Flickr is awesome, tagging photos is a great way to help you organise your images and search them later for recurring themes, as are collections and albums. I do highly suggest giving it a try, you can get free accounts where you are limited to a small upload limit daily, or for a small fee you can have an unlimited upload account.Tags: flickr, images, internet, Photography, wordpress
October 20, 2007 at 4:29 pm