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Venture into an entire world of captivating imagery and learn how to organize and share your best shots with others online. In this course, professional photographer Derrick Story guides you through the popular photo-sharing site Flickr, first introducing the Flickr mobile app, then demonstrating how to set up an account and upload images from your phone or common image editing applications such as iPhoto and Lightroom. Next, find out how to touch up and enhance your photos with the online editor, and make photos searchable with sets and collections and by assigning photos to maps. The course also helps you navigate the Flickr privacy settings and shows how to participate in the Flickr community through comments, contacts, groups, and more.
Now that I'm logged into my Flickr Mobile app, I'm going to do a few settings. And we'll start with the Photo Settings because I think those are very important. Then, we will get into some of the other menus in subsequent movies. So, I'm going to go down here to these two dots right here. This is the More menu. And then, I'm going to just tap on it. And then, from the More menu, I'm going to go to Settings right here. So, I'll tap on that. Now, I'm seeing tapping and you're seeing a mouse pointer. That's because we're doing this on a computer.
So, you'll be using your finger and I'll be using the mouse. Just let me clear that up in case you were wondering what's going on here. Okay. Here we go. So, here are the Photo Filters right here, so I'm going to just scroll those up to the top so we can focus on those. Photo Filters, save to camera roll, upload size and upload on WiFi only, those are the four things that we're going to be looking at. Now, Photo Filters, I highly recommend that you turn these on if you've used Instagram at all and played with those Photo Filters, you know how much fun they are.
Well, the ones in Flickr are even higher quality in terms of the image than the ones on Instagram. And so, if you like to play with your images, turn on Photo Filters, they're a blast and we're actually going to play with them in an upcoming movie. Save to Camera Roll. This is something that generally I recommend that you do. If you play with an image using the Flickr editing tools, and you want that finished product to also be saved to your camera roll, locally on your phone, in addition to being uploaded to Flickr, turn this on. The only reason that you might want to do otherwise, turn it off, is that you have limited space here on your iPhone and you don't want to be adding extra pictures. So, that call is yours, but I do recommend on.
And then, if you're using iCloud in Photo Stream, if you save it to the camera roll those images will also be backed up in a second place, which is never a bad idea, right? Redundancy is good when it comes to backing up our stuff. I'm going to move down here to upload size. Now, I'm actually going to tap on this with my finger. because you have some options. The original, the best quality, that's the biggest that you can get. I recommend that you use that because then, for instance, later on if you want to make a print off of Flickr or something like that, then you have more pixels available to you.
If there's a reason why you would want smaller images, maybe you're concerned about people downloading your stuff off Flickr, that could be one of the reasons. Then, you have these two other options that give you reduced sizes. So, generally speaking, unless you have a compelling reason not to go with these, I think original or best quality is the way to go. So, we have it set that way right now. So, I'm going to tap on Cancel and just leave it that way. And then, our final setting here, upload on Wi-Fi only. If you have a celluar plan restricted data, I'll just tap on this right now, turn this on.
Which means then, you only use data for uploading photos to Flickr when you have a Wi-Fi network available, which generally doesn't cost you anything. Now, if you have a cellular data plan where that's not an issue then you might as well go ahead and turn this off. I just tapped on that again because that way you have a more immediate reaction with Flickr as you work on your photos. So, those are the four basic Photo Settings in the Settings menu. We're going to get to Privacy next. So, stay tuned.
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