We provide a range of uploading tools to help you get your photos into Flickr, for both Windows and Mac users.
You can send your photos into Flickr via email as well. Everyone is provided with their own 'magic' email addresses: 1) to upload your photos to your Flickr photostream, and 2) to upload your photos to your Flickr photostream AND to post the photo to your blog automatically. Configure your Upload-Via-Email settings here.
You can also use a web form to upload up to six photos at a time from the upload page, if you'd rather not install any of our tools.
Is there a limit on the number of photos I can have?
If you have free account, each photo you upload must be less than 5MB in size. If you have a pro account, each file must be less than 10MB.
Flickr officially supports JPEGs, non-animated GIFs and PNGs.
As you publish photos they are compressed and re-sized by Flickr (if necessary) in the following sizes:
120 pixels (on the longest side)
And the original size (if you hold a pro account)
You can access all of these sizes for a photo via a link under the photo title labelled 'All Sizes' on its individual page. There's also a link labelled "View different sizes" under the Additional Information heading.
We also store your high-resolution originals for you if you have a Pro Account, which you (and your friends with Pro Accounts) can download again at anytime. All Pro Account holders can access public photos and download the high-resolution (original) size, unless you specify who has access to the downloadable image.
We do resize your photos to more web-friendly dimensions. Each image has a 75x75 pixel thumbnail, a 120 px, a 240 px, a 500 px and a 1024 px version (that's the length of the longest side), as well as your original file.
When you are viewing an individual photo's page, you will see a link under the photo title labelled 'View a larger version' that links to a page where you can view each of these sizes, and download them if you wish.
If you have a free account, no-one (including you) can access your original file.
If you have a pro account, your original files are available for download. There is a global setting in your account where you can specify who you will allow to download originals: Only You, Your Friends and/or Family, Your Contacts, Any Flickr User (Recommended), or Anyone.
Also, if you have attached any sort of Creative Commons license to your photo, this assumes that you're OK with sharing the photo, and therefore, makes the original available to anyone who wants it.
Any time someone leaves a comment about one of your photos, you will see a little flag on your home page ('You have new comments!'), which points you to a summary page of new comments. If you've clicked through and viewed your new comments, this flag is removed from your home page when you end your session (close your browser).
You can also see a history of all the comments you've made on other people's photos here.
フリッカーはあなたの写真を共有するために使うウェブサイトです。もしアップロードしている画像が（i）写真ではないか、あるいは（ii）「借りた」画像、ストック写真、名士写真、ほかの誰かによって著作権を取得されてると思われる内容、スクリーンショット、ポルノあるいはヌード／部分的なヌードのどれかであるなら、おそらく私たちがあなたに NIPSA (Not In Public Site Areas) 扱いのマークを付けるだろうと考えていただければ結構です；さもなければ、あなたのアカウントがレビュー順番待ちで、まもなく出番であると考えてください。
When you sign up for Flickr, your new account is marked as 'pending', until Flickr administrators have reviewed it to make sure you aren't posting offensive images, or junk downloaded from the web. You have to have uploaded a few public photos before your account enters the queue, so if your photos aren't showing up, upload some more!
When your account is 'pending' your photos won't show up in public photo lists, like Everyone's Photos, or pages that show all photos tagged with a certain tag (e.g.).
Flickr is a website for you to use to share your photos. If the images you're uploading either (i) aren't photos, or (ii) are images you've 'borrowed', stock photos, celebrity photos, stuff that appears to be copyrighted by someone else, screenshots, porn or nudity/partial nudity, it's safe to assume that we will probably have marked you as NIPSA (Not In Public Site Areas); otherwise, your account is in the review queue, and will be attended to shortly.
The other reason your photos might not show up for people could be privacy. If you've marked a photo, say, visible to friends, then only people you count as friends will be able to see it.
There are loads of photos on Flickr. So many that you'll probably come across photos that you don't like, or that offend you in some way.
The "may offend" link is there for you to mark photos that you think the community at large would be offended by. If enough of the community at large agrees with you, the photo will be hidden from the main public pages - Explore, Everyone's Photos, pages like photos tagged with pink, and search results pages like this.
The "may offend" link can also be used proactively. As a photo owner, if you are uploading something that you probably wouldn't show your mum, you can use the "may offend" yourself. This will make sure it doesn't come up in public site areas (possibly being viewed by a fourteen year old, or a squeamish briton.) This is desirable behavior. :)
Easy! You can specify a privacy level as you upload (either using the form, an Uploadr or by email): Public, Visible to friends, Visible to family, or Private.
If you don't want to set this every time you can also choose a default privacy level for each photo you upload.
Privacy Uploading by Email
Using our famous Do What I Mean (DWIM) upload system, you can add a little bit of text (the pink bits below) to your magic email address (the blue bits below) to set privacy levels as you upload. These permissions will override the default upload permissions you set here.
Let's say your magic email address was firstname.lastname@example.org. Then you could use:
email@example.com - Visible to friends
firstname.lastname@example.org - Visible to family
email@example.com - Visible to friends and family
firstname.lastname@example.org - Only visible to you
TIP: Save the the ones that you'll use frequently to your address book and make it easy to email on the fly.
Your photostream is a history of everything you have ever uploaded in Flickr. Depending on their relationship to you, everyone enjoys a different view of your photostream. This is because you can decide whether or not to show your photos to everyone who visits your stream, or single out particular photos that you only want your family or friends to see.
By the way, if you have a free account, your photostream will only display the last 200 photos you have uploaded, 10 per page. If you have a Pro Account, everything is displayed.
It's really easy to collect your favorite shots together using Organizr. (There is more information and some How To videos here.) You can make a set of photos, and sequence them in a certain order if you wish. You can choose one photo in the set to use as the primary photo (this will display around the Flickr site when there's a link to view the set). Each set can have a name and description too. If you have a Free Account, you can have up to three sets. If you upgrade to a Pro Account, you can have many sets as you want.
Organizrのホームページでブラウズタブを選択してください。 'Load all your photos' をクリックしてください。これでフリッカーに入力したすべての写真が表示されます。ページ下にある予定表に注目してください。指定するどんな期間からでも写真をブラウズすることができます -- 白いバーを左あるいは右へドラッグするだけです。フォルダーのトップで日付と写真の番号がに変わるのが見えるでしょう。
検索タブを選択してください。ここには２つのオプションがあります。ひとつは単語あるいは熟語を入力して 'Search' をクリックする。テキストボクスに入力するすべての単語は、これらのタグを使うことによって写真を取り出すでしょう。熟語を挟むクォートを使うことは、検索をその熟語だけに制限しないことに注意してください。もうひとつのオプションは、タグの次にボックスをクリックすることによってタグを選択することです。もしすべてのタグを見ないなら、'load all your tags' というリンクからクリックしてください。すべて、あるいは選択したタグのいずれを使っても検索することができます。あなたの写真を取り出すために検索ボタンをクリックするだけです。
ページ右下の 'Create a new set' をクリックします。 タイトルと説明を加え、次に白い正方形に写真をドラッグしてください。他の写真も右側の灰色のエリアに心いくまでドラッグしてください。Save をクリックすればセットの出来上がりです！
Organizr is a great way of managing all of your photos. Within Organizr you can browse through your photos, search for photos using titles, descriptions or tags, create a photoset, insert photos into your groups and more.
Select the Browse tab on the Organizr home page. Click 'Load all your photos'. This displays all photos you have entered into Flickr. Note the timeline on the bottom of the page. You can browse photos from whatever time period you specify -- simply by dragging the white bars to the left or right. You’ll see the dates and number of photos change at the top of the folder.
Now select the Search tab. You have a couple of options here. One is to enter the word or phrase yourself and click 'Search'. All words that you enter in the text box will bring up photos using those tags. Note that using quotes around a phrase does not limit the search to the phrase only. Another option is to select the tags by clicking the boxes next to your tags. If you don’t see all of your tags there, click the link from 'load all your tags'. You can search using all or any of the tags you’ve selected. Just click the Search button to bring up your photo(s).
Creating a photoset
Click 'Create a new set' on the bottom right of the page. Add a title, a description and then drag a photo onto the white square. Drag other photos into the grey area on the right until you’re happy with your set. Click Save and you’ve built a set!
Inserting photos into groups
And inserting photos into your groups is easily accomplished by selecting the 'Your groups' tab. Then just drag and drop a photo into whatever group you choose. In the near future we plan on adding a feature that will allow you to insert entire photo sets into your groups.
If you want to remove photos from a set, but not permanently delete them, there are two ways you can do it.
You can either remove them one-by-one when you're looking at the individual photo pages, or open up Organizr, then the set you want. Find the photos you want to remove and drag them on to the trash can.
When you're in the Organizr, you can also delete a whole set. This doesn't delete the set's contents - just the "case".
Can I access my Flickr photos via the web browser on my phone?
Absolutely! You can upload your cameraphone photos to Flickr via your own personal upload-via-email address. You can set this up here.
When you upload photos via email, use the subject line to give your photo a title, and the body of the email to give it a description.
If you want to have your cameraphone pictures show up on an outside weblog, you can do that too. First, set up the weblog (see above). Then register a special upload-by-email address to post to your blog. Once that's done, photos uploaded to the new address will be blogged automatically. When you post this way, the body of the email will be posted as the photo description, and the subject will become the title when you are auto-blogging.
How can I add tags to photos I upload by email or my phone?
You can use a special syntax in email subject lines or the body of the email message to add tags to the photos you are uploading.
All you need to do is type "tags:" followed by the list of tags you want added to the photo(s). (The rest of the subject line in email uploads is converted to the photo's title and the body of the email becomes the photo's description.)
Here is an example of adding tags in action. If you're trying to tag the photo(s) attached to the email you send with 'cute and "black cat"' you could send them in the subject:
Lucy, my new cat tags: cute "black cat"
Lucy does the funniest dance moves!
Isn't she cute?
Or you could send them in the body:
Lucy, my new cat
Lucy does the funniest dance moves!
Isn't she cute?
tags: cute "black cat"
(If you include tags in the email body, they must be at the beginning of a new line.)
Note: tags you send with your email using this method will be used in addition to any defaults that you've set as your standard via this page.
There's a wizard that helps you set up your badge, to show your photos, photos from a group, or photos from everyone. You can also filter with a certain tag if you want.
Simply choose the display options you wish to use: how many photos, which ones, what size, and whether to display your screen name and buddy icon or not. Then you select whether you'd like to use a styled version of the badge (in a column, with a colored background), or just grab an unstyled version that you can make pretty yourself.
Note: If you choose the unstyled option, you should know that we hold all the photos in an enclosing DIV with the class 'flickrimg'. The images within it also have IDs assigned to them: flickrimg1, flickrimg2, etc.
How do I make a slideshow?
今のところ、あなたがあちこちで見るスライドショーは自動的に作成されます。いつもかなりの数の写真グループがありますから、利用可能なスライドショーがあるという可能性があるということです。タグページ、セットページ、あるいはグループプールページの "View as Slideshow" を見落とさないようにリンクに目をしっかり開けてください。
At the moment, the slideshows you see around the place are created automatically. Anytime there's a group of more than a few photos, chances are there will be a slideshow available. Keep your eyes peeled for "View as Slideshow" links, on things like tags pages, or a set page, or group pool pages.
(We're planning different ways for you to present things as slideshows for later.)
When you're in a slideshow, try mousing over the top or bottom of the frame. The top bar allows you to pause or play your slideshow, go forward or backward, or change the length of time each slide is played. The bottom bar allows you to select a specific photo you’d like to focus on and pause the slideshow automatically.
In most parts of the world including the US, Canada, EU countries and Japan, you don't have to do anything to copyright your photos. That right is granted automatically as soon as you take the photo.
However, Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright. There are six default licenses to choose from. You should choose the one that best suits your needs.
It is important to remember that you can only copyright images that you own. This means you can't copyright images that you've taken from somewhere else! Additionally, just because an image does not have a Creative Commons license attached to it doesn't mean that it is public domain.
You can select a default license for your photos from here.
I don't want anyone to download my photos. How do I stop that?
You can set a global preference which controls who can download all the different versions of your photos, including the original size. Just choose a relationship level that you're comfortable, from "Only Me" to "Anyone". Being global, it affects all your photos, and is combined with your privacy settings.
Here's an example: You publish a photo of an icecream. If you are only sharing that photo with friends, only your friends will see the icecream photo. Let's say you've set your Allow Downloads to "Anyone". This doesn't mean that anyone will be able to download your icecream photo, because only your friends can access it.
If you have applied a Creative Commons license to your photos, this automatically assumes that you are okay with others downloading your photos. Remove the Creative Commons license from here if you do not want others to download your photos.
I set the preference for no downloads. How come they're still downloadable?
If you've applied a Creative Commons license to your images, then by default your images are automatically downloadable. If you do not want your images to be downloadable, do not apply a Creative Commons license to all or some of your images.
I'd rather people didn't blog my photos. How can I prevent that?
That preference simply makes it inconvenient for people to blog your photos, and it's important to remember that if people see your photo, they can copy it and/or blog it anyway. That's where you can use privacy settings, if you'd rather this didn't happen. Hiding your photos from public view is really the best way.
Yes! If you have a Pro account, you can replace a single photo at a time. When you're looking at an individual photo page, you'll see a link labelled "Replace this photo" under the Additonal Information heading on the right-hand side. If you do replace a photo, the title, description and all the comments, notes, tags, and favorites associated with the previous version will be kept.
Please note, if the new photo is larger than the original, the difference in bandwidth will count towards your monthly limit.
A lot of digital cameras store information about the orientation of the camera as the photo was taken. This information is stored as "EXIF orientation" in your EXIF data which gets uploaded to Flickr with your photo (if your camera uses EXIF).
If there is orientation info we can use for your photos, we can rotate them as you upload.
This is a known problem for photographs that, when decompressed, are very large.
It is difficult to offer a scientific guideline for when a photo will or won't be too large for Flickr's image tools to work. There are many different image processing applications, and underlying core libraries, available to users and each one does its thing differently.
Anecdotally, we have seen this problem crop up with images that are over 15,000 pixels on either dimension or, when decompressed, 250 MB in total size. These numbers are not absolute rules and may vary depending on the image and/or the software you are using.
Sometimes the problem isn't opening the file but being able do anything with it afterwards. The Flickr image tools need to be able to both read an image but then also to allocate resources for scaling and enhancing the image.
We are continuing to investigate solutions and as the resolution of digital cameras continues to increase this will likely be an issue will we have to rethink sooner rather than later.
Try scaling your image to 90% or 95% of its original size, that's often all it takes. (You can replace the black image directly using the Replace Photo function if you have a pro account.)
(Click on both of these links so you can see the difference...)
To get the URL of the actual image file, first find the photo you want to use. Then you should see an 'View different sizes' link to the right of the photo, or you can use the 'All sizes' link next to the photo. Select the photo size you want from the available options (square, thumbnail, medium, and large or original if you have permission to access these). If you're looking at one of your own photos, you will see two text fields underneath the photo. The first one contains the URL to the image itself, and the second one contains a snippet of HTML that will produce the photo on your website, with a link back to the photo page here on Flickr. Simply copy and paste the one you're after into your website. Note: The URL should end in .jpg. If it doesn't, you probably aren't viewing the image on its own.
If you're trying to get the URL of an image that you don't own, you may not be able to access the Different Sizes page (because the owner isn't allowing downloads of their photo).