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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.
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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