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Specifying privacy and permissions settings

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Video: Specifying privacy and permissions settings

The second tab under your account is Privacy & Permissions and there is a quite a bit of stuff here. I think before you delve into it though, it's worth thinking about what does Flickr mean to you? Is it about sharing photos? Is it about having the world see your photography and your contacts and your friends and all that? Or, is it something that is more private to you. Now, it's basic design is sharing, I mean, that's one of the things that Flickr does, it allows photographers to share photos. So, what we're looking at here, these are the default settings. Now, you can change these, but the default settings are pretty much set up for sharing your images with the world.

Specifying privacy and permissions settings

The second tab under your account is Privacy & Permissions and there is a quite a bit of stuff here. I think before you delve into it though, it's worth thinking about what does Flickr mean to you? Is it about sharing photos? Is it about having the world see your photography and your contacts and your friends and all that? Or, is it something that is more private to you. Now, it's basic design is sharing, I mean, that's one of the things that Flickr does, it allows photographers to share photos. So, what we're looking at here, these are the default settings. Now, you can change these, but the default settings are pretty much set up for sharing your images with the world.

Now, you can tighten that down a bit if you want, and let's just take a quick look at how you can do that. Who can access your original image files? By default, it's anyone. If you don't want just anyone who comes onto Flickr to be able to access your original shots, you can change that. We have these different levels. The Flickr member, so they have to be a member of Flickr before they can get to your origin files. Or you can tighten it down even more to just people you establish as your contacts, friends and family, or only you. It's up to you on all that, and a lot of these settings will kind of go down that road.

The largest shared image size. Again, you can hit the Edit button, so that you have options. So, if you don't want shared images to be that big, let's say, I'm going to share my images with the world. I just don't want to share big ones. They only get 1024. You can configure that, right here. Allow others to share your stuff. I definitely think that should be a yes, because that viral nature is one way that you can get your photography in front of other people. Who can add you to a photo, in other words who can tag you in a photo.

And in this case, the default is any Flickr member, but you can change that. Who can print your photos. Now, they tighten that down a bit, so they have it so that not just anyone can print your photos. And you can make that only you if you wish. You don't want anyone printing unless it's you. So, that one is one that people will tend to tighten down a bit. Go back to Privacy. Okay lets keep going here.

There's still more stuff here. Allow your stuff to be added to a gallery. Now, galleries are collections that Flickr members put together of stuff generally speaking that they like or that find inspiring. And I would definitely have that set as a yes. Because being added to someone's gallery is a, is a real compliment. And it's a good way to get, again, your photos in front of other photographers. Your XF data, that is, things like your shutter speed, your aperture setting, the type of camera that you use. That data travels with the photo and that can be displayed, it is by default displayed in Flickr.

If you don't want people to see your XF data you can change that, and also showing which application you used for uploading. You can go through the Flickr uploader or you can go through Lightroom, Aperature, iPhoto, apps like that. So, that information is displayed, if you want to change that, you can do that. Hide your stuff from public searches. Again, I would say no, I mean unless you just don't want the big world to see your photography, then I would leave this as its default setting. Hide your profile from public searches.

Again, and you know that's up to you, it's a personal matter, if you want to change it though, you can click on that Edit button. Who can see what on your profile, and again you can make all of these selections, you can tighten that down quite a bit. Now, making your photos eligible for invitation by Getty images. There's a part of Getty that does stock photography, and editors at Getty will say, you know, that would be a nice image to be part of Getty. And you have control over that conversation can even get started or not.

I'm actually going to click on the Edit button here so that you can see your options. Think about this. If you don't want your images to be offered through Getty, then I would probably tighten that down right here. Let's get on back down here. And then, you have some defaults for new uploads. So, in other words, when you bring photos up to Flickr, who can see them, who can comment on them, who can add notes to them, just by default. Now, you can change that on a photo by photo basis, but you don't want to have to set that up every time. So, decide how you want those settings to be generally, knowing that you can change them, and set that up here.

Now, what license do you want? We're going to talk about licensing in an upcoming movie. There are many options under licensing. The default is that you reserve all rights, but there are some very nice creative comments licenses. After you see that movie, you may decide that you want to come back here and change that default. Location data and ability to see that on a map, that's something to really think about. I think generally speaking, I don't like location data to be displayed by default.

I like to set that up myself because, you know, there are instances where you take a shot at home or something and you may not want that location data to travel with that photo. So, pay very close attention to both of these right here, rather they're showing on a map, and rather that location data travels. Remember, everything that you take with a mobile phone is usually geo tagged. Auto rotating photos, that's not a biggie, that's generally yes. And then, safety and content level. Will your photostream have, Flickr will have some say in this but, you can right now say that I intend to be safe.

And they will override that if your content dictates otherwise. And then, finally, you have some search settings and auto playing videos. And all of that is set up at the very bottom of this extensive screen here on privacy and permissions. So, there's a lot of stuff here, but it's worth spending a few minutes to make sure that the settings are set to your comfort level.

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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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