Flickr is growning fast and it seems to be the most popular photo-sharing service. There’s a lot you can do with your Flickr account using some Tips which includes use of 3rd party applications to get your job done, fast and easily.
1. Download Photos from Flickr
2. Create Embeddable Slideshow (for blogs, forums or any website)
FlickrSlideshow, Flash Slideshow let’s you quickly create slide-show from a photostream you specify it. It can be your favourites, and frien’d sstream or even your own selected photos. It makes it easy to embed them inside any forum, blog. other good ones are FlickrIn, FlickrSlidr.
3. Bulk Upload your Videos and Images
jUploader is a cross-platform java based tool that lets you bulk upload images to various photo services including Flickr. It’s fast and smooth. If you are a Firefox user, you can try Uploadr too. For videos you can try Uploadr.
4. Best Flickr Search Engine
Inbuilt Flickr search is limited in various ways. Switch to PictureSandbox. Or you can go to flickr.com/ and start search.. There are some nice improvements (like ajax realtime search results) on flickr.
5. Copyrighting, Watermarking & licensing
If you plan to copyright or protec your images from theft, you can consider watermarking them. But, editing each image in Photoshop or GIMP could be tedious. The best way out is to use inbuilt Picni or an advanced one like PicMarkr.
6. Advanced Image Search
Google does offer a pretty advanced image search in which search criteria can vary from resolutions to color scheme of the picture. Such things can be done with Flickr too using MultiColr, it does a good job in searching for color schemes within Flickr photos.
For advanced shapes search, try Retrievr, you can draw a sketch of the smiley face and this tool will try to retrieve pictures that match your sketch. It couldn’t be better than this.
7. Get your Flickr Developer API:
The best and native one is still Fllickr REST aPI. The basic goes around the REST call:
Hope this helps ya all.. Do you have any other tools that you want to share? Share it with your comments below!
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