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Uploading photos using the upload link

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Video: Uploading photos using the upload link

We're going to do one of the most important and fun things with Flickr right now. We're going to start uploading photos, and the most basic way to do that is use the Upload link right here in the Flickr nav bar. Now, we're on our photostream page, right here, you can see photos/lynda training. So, this nav bar, shows up in many different areas of the site, so you don't have to be right here in order to upload photos. Let's see how this thing works, it's actually quite nice. So, we're going to click on the Upload link, and it's going to bring us to the uploader.

Uploading photos using the upload link

We're going to do one of the most important and fun things with Flickr right now. We're going to start uploading photos, and the most basic way to do that is use the Upload link right here in the Flickr nav bar. Now, we're on our photostream page, right here, you can see photos/lynda training. So, this nav bar, shows up in many different areas of the site, so you don't have to be right here in order to upload photos. Let's see how this thing works, it's actually quite nice. So, we're going to click on the Upload link, and it's going to bring us to the uploader.

Now, I can drag and drop photos into this area. Or I can navigate to them. We'll go ahead and navigate by clicking right here on this link. And we're going to go to the desktop. And let's go to flowers, and I have some flowers I'm going to choose the first one. I'm going to hold down that Shift key. Click on the last one and click Choose. Now, the uploader goes to work, starts to bring in our images and it will use the file names or what metadata it has. We can change that, though.

We can work on these individual photos, so for instance, if I want to work on this guy right here and just say Flower Close Up, I can type that in. And if I want, I can add a description too. So, I can do that. Now, I can also work on many images at the same time, so I can hold down the Cmd key, click on this one, and I can replace two titles at once if I wish. We can just call these flowers, just like that.

I'll hit the Tab key to enter that, and then flowers is entered in both. So, you can work on multiple images. So, we'll call this Canon with Zoom. Now, sometimes some meta data will come in that you don't want. In this case, in the Description field. I have this in meta data, that's left over from the camera I took it with. I don't want that, so I'm just going to highlight it. And I'm going to hit the Delete key, take that out right now. I want to give this a little more friendly name.

Something like that, there we go. Excellent, now I can also move things around. So, if I want this shot to be the first on the photo stream, I can grab that, and drag it over there. And then, we can go to this. Take that there, and then here's the camera that I took these shots with. So, that would be the last. Now, if I want to add tags, let's say to these three flower shots, I'll hold down the Cmd key, click on them.

And I'll go here to tags, then we'll go Flower. Hit enter. Maybe Plants. Hit enter. Now, if I want a two worded tag, let's say for these two right here. So, I'll hold down the Cmd key. Deselect this one. Now, for just these two, I put those in quotes. White Flower and hit enter. And now, that will be added just to these two shots. You notice I click on this one, it's not there.

And then, down here, of course, we have a tag set up for the zoom and I'll also just add one more tag right here for it, and we'll put that in quotes. Because it's going to be multiple words, Canon 60D. There we go, just like that. Now, if I want I can add this to a set. Let's create a set for just the flowers. Or they can be added to an existing set. So, I can create a new set or do existing set. I'm going to hold down the shift key, which is these three right here.

And then click on Add to sets, we don't have flowers already, so I'm going to create a new set. I could type in a new description if I wish, create new set. And they will automatically be added to that set. Okay, I think we're all ready to go here. I'm not going to change the owner settings in terms of the copyright or the visibility to the world. I want it visible to everyone and I'm going to retain all rights on these, at least for now.

So, we're set, so then I just go up here to upload five photos, make sure this is five. So, you notice I have three selected here. That doesn't make any difference when it comes to uploading time. You see it's still five photos because that's what we added to the uploader, so we'll do that. Upload five photos. It gives me a little recap of what I'm doing here. That sounds fine. Upload to my photostream. And look at that, there they are in all of their beauty. So, let's take a look at one of these shots.

There is our information right here. I can still add a description if I want to do that. Shows our photostream. It shows that it appears in the flowers set. It shows our tags right down here that we added on upload. And of course, that we kept the copyright and we let the world see it. All of that information came in during the uploading process. Let's go back to our photostream. And there we go.

So, I think that is one of the easiest ways to add photos to your Flickr account. Just using the good old built in upload link right here in the top nav bar.

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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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