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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.
So, what we're going to do now is explore outside of our own personal photo universe and see what our contacts are doing and even other users on Flickr. I'm here on the photostream screen right now. What I'm going to do is tap on the hard return arrow on the device. And it reveals this menu right here. And you'll see at the top of the menu we have Contacts, Groups, Explore, and Activity. If I tap on Contacts, we can see what our contacts have been up to.
And, if I tap on, let's say, the flower shot at the top, we get a little bit more information about it. I'm going to tap on the screen again to bring that information back. And you notice there's a slideshow button in the upper right hand corner. I can play a slideshow of the images from that contact, the recent images. I'm now going to hit the hard return arrow. Bring us back to our screen. And I'm going to slide upward with my finger.
You notice there are some recommended. So, if I don't have a lot of contacts, I can look at some of the photographers that Flickr suggests maybe I'd enjoy. And if I like their work, I can add them as a contact. I'll tap on an image right now. This one has 44 favorites. You can see that down in the corner there, button next to that is the Share button, so I could share that image if I wanted to. Hit the hard back arrow. There are seven comments on this, and I could add my own comment if I wish. Hit the hard back arrow.
I'm going to tap on the i and get some information about this. Tap the hard back arrow. I tapped the photographer's name to go to the Photostream. I'm going to tap on the plus and I have now added this photographer as a contact. I'm going to tap the hard back arrow at the bottom, and we will go backwards. I'll tap the hard back arrow again.
Now, I'm going to tap on the Soft menu button in the upper left hand corner. We can explore any groups that we may be members of. Tap on that. The groups that we're members of will appear, and then if I swipe upward, I'll get recommended groups also. I'm going to tap on the Soft menu button. Let's go to Explore where we can explore the vast Flickr universe. And we can see images by other photographers.
And again, we might see something that we like or a style that we appreciate and we may want to add that photographer to our contacts. Tap on the Soft menu button again on the upper left hand corner. And finally, there's activity, tap on that. And here we can see comments from other people, favs that have been marked. And if someone added us as a contact, we can return the favor by clicking on the plus icon. I'm now going to tap on the Soft menu button in the upper left-hand corner. And I'm going to tap on the lynda training icon, and we're back in our own photostream where our shots are.
So, there is lots for you to explore. Once you've uploaded some of your shots, you may want to see what other people are doing and follow their work too.
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