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SierraHighPhoto
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Nov 27, 2009 17:51 |  #1

I really wasn't sure where to ask this so I hope this is the correct section.

I notice a lot of people link their Flickr in their signatures. I was wondering how you find this link? I was looking at others and it appears to be http://www.flickr.com/​photos/yourlinkhere/ (external link)

Whenever I put my Flickr name there which is DCsportFan, it gives me a cannot find page. Do you have to be a PRO member to have this feature or am I just doing something wrong? This link ( http://www.flickr.com/​photos/40026853@N08/ (external link) ) will take you right to my page, but http://www.flickr.com/​photos/DCsportFan/ (external link) will not.

Anybody know what the problem is? Is it because I'm not a PRO member?

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Nov 28, 2009 01:40 |  #2

Friendly Flickr URLs need to be set up manually by the user. Go to flickr.com/account (external link) and look for the section titled "Your Flickr web address". You can use your username, or you can use something different.

Once you set your Flickr web address, it cannot be changed.




  
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Nov 28, 2009 03:11 |  #3

Awesome thanks!



  
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Jun 04, 2010 10:13 as a reply to  @ SierraHighPhoto's post |  #4

And how does it work to get flickr.com/"myname" instead of flickr.com/photos/"myn​ame"?
Does this anybody know?

Cheers
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Jun 04, 2010 10:33 |  #5

SLASHB, follow the instructions in the thread link below.
https://photography-on-the.net …ht=my+flickr+in​+signature


My Flickr (external link)

  
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Jun 04, 2010 10:35 |  #6

The url http://flickr.com/DCsp​ortFan (external link) will also work, that's way shorter :)


My RAZZI (external link) && Flickr (external link)

  
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Jun 04, 2010 10:54 |  #7

the difference between the photos in the url - i think at least - with photos, takes the browser to your photo page. without it, to your profile page. Either could be used when just wanting to share where your flickr is.


Flickr (snapshots) - k8et (external link)
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Jun 04, 2010 11:44 as a reply to  @ k8et's post |  #8

Thanks at all, but you misunterstood me!

I want to know how to get the url flickr.com/"myname" instead of flickr.com/photos/"myn​ame"?
Is this only possible with a pro account?




  
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k8et
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Jun 04, 2010 12:09 |  #9

shomat wrote in post #9094787 (external link)
Friendly Flickr URLs need to be set up manually by the user. Go to flickr.com/account (external link) and look for the section titled "Your Flickr web address". You can use your username, or you can use something different.

Once you set your Flickr web address, it cannot be changed.

If you follow the instructions above, then you should have

flickr.com/photos/myna​me which brings users to your photo page
AND
flickr.com/myname which brings users to your profile

my flickr is k8et. try it. I set the name once (i don't know if it's a pro feature or not) and BOTH those links work for my account - they just go to different pages.


Flickr (snapshots) - k8et (external link)
Portfolio - Katie Gould Photography (external link)
Canon Rebel XTi, 18-55mm kit lens, 50mm 1.8 lens, 55-250 F/4-5.6 IS, Sigma 18-50mm f2.8, 430EXII & 580EXII flashes
Lomography film cameras: Fisheye and Colorsplash

  
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Jun 04, 2010 12:12 |  #10

Oops I was wrong. haha.

flickr.com/people/k8et is my profile.

I entered flickr.com/k8et and it FORWARDS it to flickr.com/photos/k8et

bottom line still is that you change it once, and the shorter should work. If you just changed it now, you may need to wait a few hours for the forwarding feature to work? good luck


Flickr (snapshots) - k8et (external link)
Portfolio - Katie Gould Photography (external link)
Canon Rebel XTi, 18-55mm kit lens, 50mm 1.8 lens, 55-250 F/4-5.6 IS, Sigma 18-50mm f2.8, 430EXII & 580EXII flashes
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Jun 04, 2010 18:33 as a reply to  @ k8et's post |  #11

Thank you, k8et!
It works as described by you. :D

Have a nice weekend.
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