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Q; How do you share your photos?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by wt21, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I process in LR, and I have a smugmug account.

    From LR, I can drag photos to a smugmug folder, then once they are in smugmug, I go to the site, right click to copy the image location and paste into the forum window.

    It's kind of tedious.

    I never tried Flickr before, but I'm thinking with it's new look, it might be time to try.

    I see people have Flickr streams, and they seem to share from there. How does that work? Is it easier than the Smugmug workflow above?

    Any help is appreciated. I'd love "one click" from LR to serious compacts, but I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon!
     
  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    flickr has a button that gives you to code so that you can post a clickable image on a forum (SC requires BBCode, some others require HTML, flickr can give you both). You simply paste the code in the comment field, hit "post" and you're done - a wonderful image on SC, that can be clicked on to take you to the photo on flickr.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I use flickr for storing my photos and am about to discontinue using it for it's social aspect because I no longer like the way photos are displayed there. I will continue to use it now for free for sharing photos here and for having my photos all backed up somewhere else (at no charge). There is a drop down menu where you can select from a few different sizes and cut and paste the code from there to here.....pretty simple.
     
  4. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Do you just do an auto-pub to flickr from LR (or whatever sw you use).

    One of my issues is that I naturally trend towards creating sub-folders for everything. I'm thinking I might need to try just a "stream" approach
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    There is some sort of Lightroom and flickr integration tools, but I have never used them.
     
  6. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

    360
    Jun 8, 2011
    Massachusetts
    I use LR4, and have tried the flickr and facebook plugin. There are no "folders" in flickr, but you can assign photos to one or more "sets". I really haven't used the feature much, though (although I do from time to time), because I tend to just export a lot of photos in a local folder, and decide which ones I want to share in facebook and which ones to flickr.
     
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I use Flickr primarily for online file management and display so everything that I upload there is tagged, titled, and sorted into sets individually. Not an especially quick process but I prefer to do it thoroughly.
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I use LR4 and use the Flickr option and it works beautifully and simply. You can choose what size, etc., that you want to upload. I would not, however, use this as my only storage place.

    Luke, I feel your pain - I don't like the way the photos look with the black background in Flickr but I still use it and think it's the easiest method. I do tag and put things into sets, as you do Luke. Lately I haven't been very active because I'm just too busy with the stuff of life, but I do think Flickr is quite handy. I have a "pro account" and it's very inexpensive.

    We've got some old threads on here... I'll see where they are and post a link or bring 'em back up for air.

    P.S. flickriver is a great way to send links to people - you can choose a set or just your stream. It's a much more attractive way of viewing, I think. Here's mine - just FYI Flickriver: Photos from BBW: BB Wylie Walden

    P.S.S. Hopefully this Advanced Search will work for you... I put Flickr in for Title: https://www.photographerslounge.org/search.php?searchid=230571 There are quite a few threads and some are very helpful.
     
  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    No such thing as "pro" account any more - well, to be more precise, no one can purchase a "pro" account any more, but if you have recurring payment set up for your existing Flickr Pro acct they'll keep taking money from you for the rest of your life. Possibly longer.

    All is (not) explained (at all well) here ... Flickr: Help: Free Accounts, Upgrading and Gifts
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Oy vey!

    [video=youtube_share;M68GeL8PafE]http://youtu.be/M68GeL8PafE[/video]

    Can you pulhleeze translate what that all means about the no more pro account but you can still have one....ad infinitum?:026:
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    You can still keep paying and you will not have to see ads anymore, but now they offer everyone 1 TB of storage for free so the old advantage of the PRO level is gone, but I think they may very well keep charging you the recurring fee if you don;t actively go somewhere to tell them to stop (but I'm quite uncertain about that and need to look into it myself since I don't plan on hanging out there anymore)
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thanks Luke. I found that link that Paul gave to be very confusing. I should go in and delete 90% of my photos...better do that before they re-up me, though I never chose a recurring payment.

    P.S. The thing I do like about it is being able to see other people's photos. Before we moved or started moving...I would really try to keep up. Lately I haven't been able to. I guess that means everyone has to post their photos on SC or FujiXspot or someplace we all know about if we want to stay tuned, so to speak?
     
  13. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    BB

    Really enjoying your Flickr River. I'm going to have to give that a go.

    Love this shot here: Camera Roll-2052 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Actually, love a lot of them, but that one was a nice surprise.

    What breed is your puppy? Sheltie or Collie? I didn't see a pic with the pup to show scale.
     
  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Aw, thanks! I'm glad you liked that shot - I thought it was quite humorous.

    Our dog - now 4 1/2 plus years old is a Sheltie. You know, I think I noticed that you have a Collie? Am I right? I "toyed" with the idea of a Collie but I've had Shelties (at one point 3!) since 1975, so I'm pretty hooked.:wink: Herding/working dogs are great companions.
     
  15. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Yes, we do have a Collie. People always think she's a Sheltie. But if you see her next to Sheltie, there is quite a size difference. I think people are used to seeing Little Timmy next to Lassie. I hope no one calls your Shelties "mini Collies!" I always cringe when I hear that.


    Thanks for the help! I set up Flickr. Flickr: wt2100's Photostream I'll have to play with it for a while, and see how it goes.
     
  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I hear you on the "mini Collies" and I often do hear "Little Lassie"! But I don't care as long as they admire my best friend.:wink:

    Oh, good - I'll check your Flickr account and we can be "friends". I've just been reading and trying to understand all the changes...don't really think they'll effect me too much... Unless Paul explains things that make me crazy.:biggrin:
     
  17. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Flickriver must have improved their site because I think there was previously a limit to the number of sets that could be accessed when you searched through a user's content. My preference is still slightly in favour of fluidr.com because they also display the image description and basic exif data next to each image (without needing to click the "i" like on flickriver). I find both preferable for viewing streams of images than flickr itself.
     
  18. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Is fluidr.com a stand-alone site, or does it somehow repackage your flickr images?
     
  19. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Sites like flickriver and fluidr are essentially third party websites that access the Flickr database through Flickr's "App Garden". To see images on either site they must exist on Flickr first. There are countless other apps available as well that I haven't even begun to explore yet.

    The App Garden on Flickr
     
  20. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I have moved lock stock and barrel from Flickr(RIP) to Ipernity, which looks and feels like Flickr used to with the added bonus of some nice features and a vibrant (and friendly) community. You can embed BBCode on other sites (such as here) from Ipernity as easily as you could from Flickr - easier, in fact, since the changes.

    Flickr used to be photographer-friendly, but no more, plus they are now monetising photos for Yahoo's gain by embedding ads in your photos - by directing someone to see your work on Flickr you are now acting as an unpaid billboard for Yahoo - not on my watch.

    Sent from another Galaxy