Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Flickr is coming.

What is Flickr? (Pronounced Flicker, it's kewl internet speak). It's an online photo sharing site. It was bought by Yahoo! (way back) in 2005. You can login into flickr with your Yahoo ID, you don't have to create a special account.

It's soon going to be offering up a lot of our photos so read carefully.

What can it do?

  • Store your photos
  • Share them and post them to your blog (like this one!)
  • Allow you to add tags (keywords) to your photos
  • Add notes to little parts of the picture. I.e. to point out something.
There is a free account that limits you to
  • adding 100 MB (or around 100 high resolution) pictures per month
  • Only see the last 200 pictures upload
  • Can only access limited sized pictures. You can't see the full sized originals.
Upgrading to the pro account removes those limitations. The Big downside for a Canadian right now is the lack of printing directly from the site. You can always download the picture and print it on your printer, or with your favourite online service (see www.harvardphoto.com for a comparison of the players). Everyone does it these days like Futureshop, Loblaws/Dominon, Walmart, and Costco.

The best thing is to head over to Flickr.com and take a look. You don't need to sign up to take a look around.

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