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Make photos easy to find: Adding tags and searching with tags

From: Flickr Essential Training

Video: Make photos easy to find: Adding tags and searching with tags

Tags are an important part of Flickr. They're a kin to keywords that we use, and they're useful for marking your photos to help other people find them. And then, you can use tags, also, to find other people's photos. So, it's just a way to help find, or get to what you want to get to within this giant universe of images. I'm going to go back to our Canon camera here, and if we scroll down the screen a bit, we'll see that we've added a few tags already.

Make photos easy to find: Adding tags and searching with tags

Tags are an important part of Flickr. They're a kin to keywords that we use, and they're useful for marking your photos to help other people find them. And then, you can use tags, also, to find other people's photos. So, it's just a way to help find, or get to what you want to get to within this giant universe of images. I'm going to go back to our Canon camera here, and if we scroll down the screen a bit, we'll see that we've added a few tags already.

I think I did those on upload, and if I want to add another tag I can do that right here. Let's say DSLR. And that's the thing. When you're thinking about tags, you're thinking about what terms are people using to search for certain items. And then, you want to add those terms to your photo if you want it found in the Flickr universe here. So, I added DSLR by hitting the Return key, and I could add camera. That's another tag, and I'll hit return.

So, we're adding search terms is what we're doing. Now, what'a little awkward, in my opinion, about the current Flickr interface is I'm adding tags and I"m not actually looking at my image. There is a way around that. Let me scroll back up here to our photo. We go over to the Flickr dots. Click on that. There's this little command that we have called Edit, title, tags, and dates. Click on that. And here, now I get a version of the image that I can see while I'm actually working on my tags.

So, you see the multi-word tags are embedded in quotes. Let's come up with another one. So, we'll put one in quotes here. Macro Lens, because it's a macro lens. And then, close the quotes just like that. And in this case, I don't have to hit enter afterwards, we're going to, I'll scroll down to the bottom here. Once we're done, we'll just save the changes. And by the way, if you feel more comfortable editing your title and description you can do that in this field also.

So, we've added that, we added Macro Lens and put it in quotes, so it'll be one tag and I'm going to save the changes right here. Let's scroll down the screen, see how we did. There it is right there. Now, if you want to get rid of a tag. If you decide, I don't like Macro Lens, just click on the Red X. It will go away. Now, if you're searching for images, and you want to focus on tags, you can do that. So, let's say, up here I want to search for Canon 60D, that's a DSLR body that we're looking at. We click Search.

And Flickr will give me all sorts of things. If I want to refine that search just for tags, I go to Advanced Search. And here, I click on Tags only. And I would probably say The exact phrase also. Because it could break this up, and we're going to get unusual results anyway, but we'll get less unusual results. Now, we're just searching by tags only.

And you see that you're getting different shots because the person tagged these shots with Canon 60D because they used the camera to take the shot. So, you're going to get different results searching by tags. But if you want to know everything that's key worded with the term Canon 60D, then that's the way you do that. You can search by tags. So, we're going to go back to our shot right here and we'll go back to our photostream and there you go. So, when you're thinking about search engine optimization in the Flickr universe, think tags.

And that will help other people find your shots and you can use it to find other folks' images also.

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  1. 1m 34s
    1. Welcome
      1m 34s
  2. 17m 51s
    1. Signing in to the Flickr mobile app
      1m 31s
    2. Choosing photo preferences on the Flickr mobile app
      3m 51s
    3. Setting privacy preferences on the Flickr mobile app
      3m 58s
    4. Enabling sharing on the Flickr mobile app
      1m 51s
    5. Finding friends on the Flickr mobile app
      2m 41s
    6. Exploring Flickr on the Flickr mobile app
      1m 26s
    7. Getting started with Flickr on Android
      2m 33s
  3. 20m 32s
    1. Taking pictures with the Flickr app
      4m 36s
    2. Choosing filters with the Flickr app
      2m 33s
    3. Editing pictures with the Flickr mobile app
      3m 52s
    4. Adding tags and other metadata with the Flickr app
      2m 10s
    5. Setting privacy and adding a venue on the Flickr mobile app
      1m 58s
    6. Adding existing images from your camera roll
      2m 14s
    7. Photography with Flickr on Android
      3m 9s
  4. 16m 51s
    1. Following your contacts via the Flickr mobile app
      4m 4s
    2. Managing your photostream on the Flickr mobile app
      4m 14s
    3. Keeping track of activity on the Flickr mobile app
      1m 33s
    4. Viewing EXIF data
      1m 50s
    5. Marking favorites
      1m 26s
    6. Exploring and sharing with Flickr on Android
      3m 44s
  5. 11m 15s
    1. Creating your Flickr account
      3m 57s
    2. Exploring the homepage
      2m 26s
    3. Adding contacts
      2m 4s
    4. Opting for ad-free
      2m 48s
  6. 15m 36s
    1. Editing your personal information
      3m 40s
    2. Specifying privacy and permissions settings
      6m 25s
    3. Specifying email settings
      3m 18s
    4. Sharing and extending
      2m 13s
  7. 24m 31s
    1. Uploading photos using the upload link
      5m 45s
    2. Using the old Uploadr link
      54s
    3. Using the Flickr Uploadr software
      1m 11s
    4. Uploading from iPhoto
      3m 47s
    5. Uploading from Aperture
      3m 43s
    6. Uploading from Lightroom
      2m 40s
    7. Uploading video clips
      2m 7s
    8. Connecting Flickr to Facebook
      2m 25s
    9. Connecting Flickr to Twitter
      1m 59s
  8. 8m 28s
    1. Getting around in your photostream and lightbox
      2m 40s
    2. Viewing photos as a slideshow
      2m 11s
    3. Sharing photos via email
      1m 16s
    4. Searching techniques
      2m 21s
  9. 11m 40s
    1. Creating and editing titles and descriptions
      1m 39s
    2. Make photos easy to find: Adding tags and searching with tags
      4m 3s
    3. Adding a photo to your map
      3m 0s
    4. Creating notes to identify things in a photo
      1m 12s
    5. Adding the name of someone who appears in a photo
      1m 46s
  10. 5m 48s
    1. Deleting a photo that you've uploaded
      53s
    2. Replacing a photo that you've uploaded
      1m 40s
    3. Changing the license for a photo
      1m 32s
    4. Changing the location where a photo was taken
      1m 8s
    5. Changing the date that a photo was taken or posted
      35s
  11. 19m 14s
    1. Enabling online editing
      1m 22s
    2. Rotating, cropping, and resizing
      3m 58s
    3. Working with Enhance, Brightness, and Saturation
      2m 52s
    4. Sharpening and focus
      2m 35s
    5. Applying effects
      1m 41s
    6. Adding text and frames
      3m 1s
    7. Red-eye, teeth whitening, and blemish removal
      3m 45s
  12. 13m 22s
    1. Creating a set
      2m 46s
    2. Adding photos to an existing set
      1m 23s
    3. Organizing sets
      59s
    4. Creating collections
      2m 36s
    5. Applying changes to a batch of photos
      2m 43s
    6. Creating a gallery
      1m 58s
    7. Viewing your archives
      57s
  13. 8m 8s
    1. Adding a comment to a photo
      1m 53s
    2. Viewing recent activity on your photos
      42s
    3. Marking a photo as a favorite
      1m 16s
    4. Adding contacts
      1m 7s
    5. Knowing when someone adds you as a contact
      1m 22s
    6. Managing FlickrMail
      1m 48s
  14. 5m 51s
    1. What are groups?
      1m 8s
    2. Joining and contributing to a group
      2m 40s
    3. Starting and administering your own group
      2m 3s
  15. 10m 11s
    1. Exploring the Explore page
      1m 4s
    2. Perusing The Commons
      1m 18s
    3. Looking at the Getty collection
      1m 18s
    4. Exploring the galleries
      1m 23s
    5. Charting the World Map
      1m 37s
    6. Accessing the App Garden
      1m 3s
    7. Finding cameras with the Camera Finder
      1m 29s
    8. Reading the Flickr blog
      59s
  16. 11m 42s
    1. Single-key keyboard shortcuts
      1m 35s
    2. Printing your Flickr images
      1m 36s
    3. Viewing your stats
      1m 49s
    4. Seeing what's popular on your Flickr page
      1m 58s
    5. Reviewing your Flickr profile
      1m 23s
    6. Editing your cover photo
      1m 45s
    7. Grabbing the embed code
      1m 36s
  17. 1m 2s
    1. Next steps
      1m 2s

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