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Flickr Uploads

Parking garage at night, okay but won't make it to Flickr.

Parking garage at night, okay but won't make it to Flickr.

Over the last year I have had a mixed relationship with Flickr. At first I thought it was really neat and I joined these groups to post my photos and it had this whole community thing. Then half a year later I started to feel that I could use a Pro account considered to pros and the cons.

After debating about it for a month or so I decided not to do it because then I would feel heavily obligated to use it. While I would like the higher resolutions of the pro account I would have to re-upload my photos at a higher resolution to utilize this feature. Likewise the usage of sets would be a daunting task of sorting the existing photo.

Since I am currently not really enjoying Flickr that much I will probably just upload a few of the photos that I post here and not every one.

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Flickr Upload

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall

I used to be a lot more diligent at uploading my photos to Flickr. At first when I posted a photo on this blog I immediately uploaded it, now I have a slowly growing folder of photos that I mean to upload.

So when I got the latest edition of iPhoto there was a built in upload to Flickr options, I was looking forward to it in the hopes that it would streamline everything. Then I tried it.

It almost works for what I need, almost. Except that I cannot designate a photo to not belong to a set, instead it creates a new set with the name of the folder/event in which the photo resides. This is a problem for those of us with free accounts and only three (unused) photo sets. I always mean to upgrade to pro and create wonderful sets of photos and organize everything.

Now I need to tackle two weeks of photos to upload.

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Flickr Back Log

Flower gardens are fun places to bring a camera and an afternoon.

Flower gardens are fun places to bring a camera and an afternoon.

Usually I like to post a photo here and also on flickr, recently I have not been uploading them to flickr. So a large back log of flickr photos develop on my desktop until I have about ten or so. Then I do a massive upload to flickr that invariably leaves many of the photos without groups or tags.

One day I need to buy a subscription to Flickr pro and start using the whole sets/collections aspect and full size photo upload. Maybe once my UCSB web hosting lapses and I no longer have a steady location for my travel photos groups by country.

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Flickr Pro

 

 

A blue butterfly in the rainforest of the San Francisco Academy of Sciences.

A blue butterfly in the rainforest of the San Francisco Academy of Sciences.

 

Every time I post a photo on this blog I also upload it to Flickr. I suppose I do this to increase the visibility of my photos and sometimes I want to show someone a photo when i am away from my computer. In any case I am approaching the limit of the free Flickr account (200 photos). 

I can either upgrade to the pro account which would give me unlimited storage (not a problem since I do one medium size photo a day), unlimited uploads (break that 200 photo barrier) and stats on my account, and I am a sucker for stats. I could also start uploading full resolution versions of my photos. 

But it costs twenty-five dollars a year. An alternative solution, or at least temporary, would be to go back and cull out the bad photos I uploaded and just keep the good or popular ones. 

The reason that I do not switch over to say Google’s photo program Picasa is for two reasons. I like the group feature of Flickr and I don’t want to put all of my online presence into one company (I currently use GMail).

Then again twenty-five dollars is not a lot over the course of year. It is only four good burritos (or 2 great ones). 

If only I could make money off of my Flickr photos to pay for the Pro account.

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