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Jun 02, 2016 00:37 |  #1

I was just curious is it worth still posting on Flickr? If you do post on Flickr, should I post a link in the discussion threads or post individual pictures? By doing individual pictures it seems to me that I will have to go back through a lot of my pics and create smaller ones to post on Flickr. Would love anyways advice regarding Flickr.




  
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Jun 02, 2016 01:08 |  #2

i still post on flickr...if you're trying to share a photo on here it's pretty easy...you can just grab the BBCode for the size you want, and it will re-size the picture for you...so no need to bother with smaller sizes


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Jun 02, 2016 09:54 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #3

But to put my pics in a group I would have to upload them all to that group right?




  
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Jun 02, 2016 10:45 as a reply to  @ seaninsa's post |  #4

A group on flickr? You can just upload whatever and then pick and choose what goes to the group


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Jun 02, 2016 11:12 as a reply to  @ seaninsa's post |  #5
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The files don't get uploaded to groups: they're uploaded just once to your account space and then just referenced. That's why you can remove your photos from groups (the files themselves aren't touched).


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Jun 02, 2016 11:36 as a reply to  @ Alveric's post |  #6

I have a Zenfolio website. Is there anyway possible to upload the pics from there to Flickr? I don't want to spend hours going back through all my pics and making smaller ones and putting watermarks on them.

Is Flickr worth having your pics on?

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Jun 02, 2016 11:43 |  #7
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seaninsa wrote in post #18026884 (external link)
I have a Zenfolio website. Is there anyway possible to upload the pics from there to Flickr? I don't want to spend hours going back through all my pics and making smaller ones and putting watermarks on them.

Is Flickr worth having your pics on?

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That depends on what you want. For an ego trip, it might be worth it. From a business perspective, maybe but probably not.

Flickr is fickle. I know of some people who have been spotted by potential clients via their Flickr photostreams and have sold licences, so in those cases Flickr did work as a business tool. Yet, there are countless others who have never sold a thing or who might even have had their photos lifted by someone they can't sue. There's also the fact that Flickr is far from a reliable 'quality thermometer': plenty of garbage gets 'Explored' and even featured in their Flickr Blog, whilst myriad of good images are never ever noticed.


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Jun 02, 2016 13:36 |  #8

seaninsa wrote in post #18026884 (external link)
I have a Zenfolio website. Is there anyway possible to upload the pics from there to Flickr? I don't want to spend hours going back through all my pics and making smaller ones and putting watermarks on them.

Is Flickr worth having your pics on?

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If you are using LR, there is a Flickr plugin and you can upload all of your photos with a watermark at whatever size you want with essentially one click.


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Jun 02, 2016 13:47 |  #9

I don't know why you'd have to make them smaller...you can also make it so people can't download/use them


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Jun 02, 2016 13:55 as a reply to  @ Bcaps's post |  #10

Thanks didn't know that.




  
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Jun 02, 2016 13:56 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #11

Thanks..I know nothing about Flickr.




  
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Jun 02, 2016 14:55 |  #12

Before it looked like you could export from Bridge but now you can no longer correct?




  
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Jun 08, 2016 03:59 |  #13

I am still using Flickr as its free to use and quite good for me.




  
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Jun 11, 2016 19:49 |  #14

I find your phrase "still worth" curious. What were your previous thoughts about Flickr? And yes, I use Flickr.




  
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Jun 13, 2016 00:48 |  #15

So I set up my Flickr account years ago but never used it. Last year I set up an Instagram account and at about the same time started using my Flickr account.

So both accounts are basically new and I have hardly any followers - other than having links here in my sig I don't promote either account, I don't buy followers or even swap Likes/Follows. Any followers I have are just people who have organically decided to follow me.

My unscientific comparison is....
1. There is a lot more interaction on Instagram. I post the same images on both and get more likes and a few comments on Instagram. Well over half of these Instagram accounts appear to be businesses or people promoting stuff and the likes occur soon after posting so I assume they may be bot driven, responding to particular search terms.
2. Flickr I get the occasional image that is added to someone else's favourites but much less so than Instagram. Many of the Flickr groups also seem to be inactive or people just post their photos but never interact.
3. If I post food photos or dog photos on Instagram I get likes and comments but no followers. When I post B&W images I get likes and followers. People seem to Like the fluffy stuff but Follow the more serious stuff.

I use Flickr mostly as a photo sharing site... as in a place to put my images so I can easily share them to forums etc. I don't use it to interact as I don't find the community to be overly interactive.


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