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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.
We're going to sign up for Flickr. We're going to get a Flickr account and we're going to do it together. So, it's pretty easy. I'm at Flickr.com. I don't have a Flickr account in this particular browser, and I just look for the big flashing sign right here, Sign up for Flickr, and I'm going to click on this. Now, there's a few different ways you can sign up for Flickr. You can sign up with your Google account, let me click on that and fill in your Google information, that of course makes Google happy.
And you can sign in via your Facebook account. But Flickr is owned by Yahoo and actually, I think the best experience is to go ahead and set up a Yahoo account if you don't have one already. And that's what we're going to do right now. So, we're going to create a new account. So, I want to set up a Flickr account for Nimble Photographer. And that could be your name. It could be any number of things. And now, when I click down here.
Look, I get some suggestions. So, first of all, this is good news. No one has taken this before. So, I'm going to choose firstname.lastname@example.org. So, I'm going to choose this. Now, I'm going to pick a password. And I get rated on my password selection, not bad I get a 3 out of 4 there, I have to type it again. Now, they want to know something about me, so I'm a Gemini. I speak English.
There's your basic stuff. And then, they want your mobile phone in case there's a problem and they also would like an alternate e-mail so I'm going to give them that right now. Now, if you don't want to give your mobile phone, let's see what happens here. Let's go ahead and create our account. Probably is a good idea one last time before you hit the yellow button just to make sure that everything looks okay. Yeah, I think we're alright. Okay, now we have to do our secret questions.
We're almost done. So, our secret question, what is the first name of my favorite uncle? Where did I spend my childhood summers? Okay. And they're still kind of pressing on the mobile phone thing. Let's see if we can get by without doing it. And then, everyone's favorite exercise here. And we type and Done. And it is required so you cannot get by without your mobile phone number. Now we'll click Done.
Look at this, we're all set up. And it's got all our information here. And now, all I have to do is click on the Get Started button. They're just reiterating here that our name will be and that our username will be nimble photographer, and that we can change these any time in our account settings, which is cool. And we're actually going to explore that stuff by the way. And now, it brings us to our Flickr home page. By the way, up here at the top you get to see the blue area where Flickr likes to let you know what's going on. They'll put little notices and things up there.
In this case, I get one free terabyte of space. And the other thing that I get since I have set up a free account, we're going to talk about the different levels of account. The free account is that I also get ads. But there is a way to get rid of those ads and we'll talk about that in an upcoming movie. But we're started and this is the first step towards setting up your own Flickr universe.
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