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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 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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