Flickr is a website that allows you store, sort, search, and share your photos online. The free version of Flickr allows you to upload up to 20MB of photos each month (a paid version with a 2GB limit is available for $24.95/year).
In addition to being a place to host your images, Flickr is also a community site. All images uploaded to Flickr that have not been marked as private can be searched using the tags (labels) associated with them. You can also search for and join groups to view photos from other users that match your interests.
Flickr has a section for photos that have been shared with a Creative Commons license. This is a type of license that allows teachers to use images found on Flickr in classroom projects as long as they cite the person who took the picture (the conditions of use will vary depending on the type of Creative Common license).
To learn more about Flickr and how to use its features, download this guide to online photo sharing with Flickr.
See It In Action
- Setting Up a Flickr Account (1m10s, 1.7 MB)
- Uploading Photos- Part 1 (1m23s, 1.9 MB)
- Uploading Photos- Part 2 (1m17s, 1.9 MB)
- Editing Photo Information (1m8s, 1.5 MB)
- Adding Notes (1m9s, 1.5 MB)
- Flickr Slideshows (1m7s, 1.5 MB)
- Organizing Your Photos Using Sets (54s, 1.1 MB)
- Using the Organizr (48s, 1 MB)
- How to Subscribe to Groups (1m6s, 1.6 MB)
- How to Add a Photo to a Group Pool (34s, 736 KB)
- Removing a Photo from a Group Pool (45s, 1 MB)
- Creating Your Own Groups on Flickr (1m2s, 1.5 MB)
- Setting Up Blogging Support for Flickr (1m41s, 2.5 MB)
- Posting a Flickr Photo to a Blog (57s, 1.3 MB)
- Downloading Photos from Flickr (43s, 1008 KB)
- Maps Feature (1m39s, 2.2 MB)
- Exploring Flickr (1m21s, 2.6 MB)
- Creative Commons (1m8s, 2 MB)
- Flickr RSS Feeds (42s, 932 KB)
- Creating a Badge (1m15s, 2.2 MB)