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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.
When you're first starting out on Flickr, you might not have a lot of connections online. Here, In this particular environment, you might in other places. So, if you want to bring some of those friends into your Flickr world, you can do that. I'm going to go down here and tap on the more menu, these two dots. And we're going to go up here to find friends. Right here, and we have some options here that are sort of fun. Now, you can delve into our contacts book. However, if you do that, I'm going to tap on this, you'll get this warning. And I would read this warning carefully, because what happens is, your contacts will be stored on the Flickr servers and depending on your comfort level with that, let that guide your decision...
In this case, I'm going to go ahead and just hit cancel. But how about my Facebook friends? So, you tap on that and it will look for your Facebook friends. It will present them to you and you may want to invite a few of them to come over to Flickr, you know, and so. Now, I like the way that it does this. It does automatic Add. Very optimistic of them. I think, you know, it should be automatic Off and then you decide who to add. They just assume you're going to bring everyone in. Well, I don't know about that.
Anyway, I'm going to not bring anyone in right now. I'm just going to go up here and hit this back button and the same would work for Twitter. And then if you go down here to "More," you have a few more options, Google and Yahoo. And Less, and then, if you just want to make new friends. Which, you know, I never really thought of Flickr serving that role in my life. But, you know, I guess it could. You could go down here to tap on, Make new friends. See what they come up with. I don't think they're taking into account, your personality, or your likes, or anything like that.
I think they are just presenting you some cool shots, and you go, wow, that person took a neat shot. Maybe they'll want to be my friend on Flicker, so that's what that is. And I will leave it to you as to how you pursue or not pursue. I'm going to hit Cancel right up here in this corner right here, and we're going to back out of that. So, that is the Find Friends aspect of Flicker. There's some good opportunities there, and I think it's particularly helpful if you have a community that you're close to on Facebook or Twitter, in particular.
And you want to invite a few of them over to your Flicker community. This is a great way to do it.
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