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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.
Flickr gives you options for controlling the privacy of your photos and what you see and what others can see, even more importantly. We're going to take a look at those right now. What I'm going to do is I'm going to tap on these two dots here which is the More menu and then I'm going to go up to Settings, tap on that. And then we're going to go down the menu a bit here, till we get to Photo Privacy. Right here, and we're going to take a look at these settings. Now, these are your default settings, so what will be applied and you don't have to think about it. And then of course you can change these settings for individual photos as you want.
So think of these as just your general. Here's how they are most of the time but I know that I can make changes if I need to. Now your general Photo Privacy right here, I'm just going to tap on that. You have a lot of option in general, public is probably the way most of us will go. We want other people to see our photos. If however you want a different default setting, you only want Friends and Family or Friends or Family or Only You to see the shots. You can make that default setting here. I'm going to go with Public, so I'm just going to tap on Cancel, because that's the way we have it. Now Location Privacy, that's a little different, I'm going to tap on that. And you just have to keep in mind that smartphones generally record Geodata when they take the picture.
And if you go straight from Smartphone to Flickr, that mapping data will travel with it. So you have to decide do you want people to see that as a default setting. I personally set it to Private, to Only Me, because I don't want to have to worry about shooting someone's kids birthday party. Or something like that with my iPhone and then going oh my gosh. You can look at a map and see exactly where their house is. So I set it to Private, but you have all these choices all the way up here to Anyone.
Or you can restrict it just a little bit with Contacts or Friends and Family, Friends or Family. Set what's comfortable for you. As I said in my case, I'm going to tap on Private. And I know that I can loosen that up on a photo by photo basis if I need to. Photo Safety Level I'm just going to tap on that right now. Most of us will be safe but if you are posting images that might be disturbing to children, then you want to change that. So just something to keep in mind.
If you're shooting landscapes and vacation stuff, Safe is probably the way to go. So that everyone can see those shots and that there's no warnings when people come to your site. And Flickr will warn people if you have a Moderate or Restricted setting there. Importing EXIF location data. Do you want to see the location data from other people's shots? I think generally speaking, I do, especially if they shoot a beautiful landscape and they have the EXIF location data with it.
I get to see on a map exactly where they took that shot. So generally speaking, that's an ON. If you don't want that to show up on your Flickr account, then of course you just tap on it and switch it to OFF. Finally, on the SafeSearch Filter, that's when you're looking for other people's shots. Do you want to be warned if you come across someone's site who has a restricted setting on it? Do you want to be warned before you actually see the pictures? If you do, then tap on Safe.
If you don't care about that, then you can loosen that up a bit all the way to the fact where you don't get any warning at all. So it's up to you, generally speaking, because I have people looking over my shoulder a lot of times when I'm using Flickr. I like to keep it on Safe just so I don't have any accidental embarrassing situations. Alright, so those are the Privacy Settings. Set them for the default way that you want them, knowing that, of course, you can override them on individual photos.
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