Flickr is an online community service that enables registered users to upload, tag, group, comment and rate photographs, artwork, illustrations, screenshots and videos. Images may be shared via Flickr galleries or embedded in external blogs and social media. Hosting approximately 4 billion images, Flickr is also available for unregistered users to search and browse galleries and navigate geospatial maps.
  • 100MB monthly upload limit (Free accounts); unlimited uploads (Pro subscribers)
  • High Definition video uploads
  • Available in 8 languages
  • Metadata tagging to form tag-clouds and folksonomies
  • Application Programming Interface (API) enables independent programmers to expand Flickr applications
  • Ajax emulates the functionality of desktop photo applications
  • Uploadr drag-and-drop desktop client allows users to upload photos outside the web interface
  • Private and public image storage
  • Guest pass allows private photos to be shared with unregistered users
  • SafeSearch filtering controls
  • RSS and Atom feeds
  • Direct uploads from email and cameraphones
  • Merchandising of canvas prints, posters, cards, calendars and photo books
  • Copyright and creative commons license options
Projects that have used this tool:
Over 1,500 items from the City of Edinburgh's printing collections were catalogued to highlight Edinburgh’s rich printing and publishing heritage through the online provision of photographs, film and sound recordings. The Open Access virtual museum uses Flickr to import images that are displayed as dynamic photo galleries on the website.
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Methods relating to this toolCategory
2d graphic designPractice-led research
2d illustrationPractice-led research
2d scanning and photographyData capture
PhotographyPractice-led research
User contributed contentData publishing and dissemination
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Author(s) of recordDana El Farra
Record created2010-06-08
Record updated2010-06-08 17:36
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Citation of recordDana El Farra: Flickr. <> created: 2010-06-08, last updated 2010-06-08 17:36
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