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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.
The Email & Notifications tab under your account, this is much easier than the Private tab, that's the good news here. And basically, what it is, is do you like to be notified via email when certain things happen on your flicker account, so it starts out at the top here with, okay, here is the e-mail account that I've established. And I set this up when I set up the Flickr account, firstname.lastname@example.org, so that would be my contact e-mail. Now, if I decided that I wanted it to be my regular e-mail, the one that I use everyday, I can go ahead and enter that right here. And then those notifications will come to that e-mail as opposed to email@example.com.
Also then, what will I be notified about? Invitations and other notifications, Contact notification, Flickr messages from other members. The defaults are set to Yes and I leave them that way. I like to find out via e-mail if something is going on, especially, if I haven't been over to my Flickr account either on my iPhone or here on the web. Oh, maybe for a half day or so, and something comes up, maybe someone that I'm very interested in, added me as a contact. That's great to know and can I respond to them more quickly. So, I like having those set at Yes.
And then moving down here summary of your recent uploads and activity to your private e-mail. All of that here can also be changed. So, if you decide you don't want that, just click on the Edit button and set it to the level that you're most comfortable with. And this is very nice, I mean, you really get to customize this Flicker account to the way you like to operate. Finally, down here, you have some e-mail options. Now, some of these I think are left over from the days when smartphones weren't as prevalent.
For example, creating an upload to Flickr e-mail address. Before smartphones, you could take a picture with your camera and then upload it to Flickr using an e-mail address. Well now, we have Flickr Mobile and that's not really necessary. But if you're in a situation where you want to be able to send a picture to your Flickr account just by attaching it to an e-mail, then go ahead and click on this, and you can discover what that magical e-mail address is right there. And then you can even set it up, so that certain tags are added every time, such as your name.
Now, if you have a blog, and you connect that blog to Flickr, then you can also upload to that blog, from Flickr. It's an upload to blog e-mail address and there's actually two different types of those. Again, that's not as common as it used to be because now we have, you know, blogging software and all of that on our smartphones. This functionality isn't as useful as it used to be, but, however, if there's a situation where you need it, you know where it is.
So, that's basically all there is to e-mail life. I think the main thing is, think about which e-mail address you want as your primary contact. And then decide what types of emails do you want to receive and how often.
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