Here's some help to get started using flickr.
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Addresses to Add to Your Favorites!
The address to the pictures posted on Flickr is
While it’s best to have an account and be signed
in before you start viewing, it’s not necessary. If you’re
not signed in, you won’t be able to leave comments or look at photos and
scrapbooks marked “private.” See: Creating an Account (or signing in if you’ve
already got one).
I’ll post information about updates on my Blog,
http://holttree.blogspot.com/ Be sure to visit it occasionally to see what
Creating an Account (or signing in if you’ve already got one)
You can create an account right on Flickr. You can also
log-in if you already have an account. Here’s how:
From the home page
the home page, in the upper right hand corner, there are options for “Create
Your Account” or
In.” If you’ve never created a Flicker account, you’ll need to…yes… click
“Create Your Account.” If you’ve already done that, you can just click “Sign
a picture page
Under each picture, there’s an option to comment. Under
that, there’s links to “Sign up” and “sign in.” If you’ve never created a
Flicker account, you’ll need to click “Sign up.” If you’ve already done that,
you can just click “sign in.”
Follow the instructions
If you are creating an
account, just follow the instructions from there. If you already have a
Yahoo! ID, be sure to use that just to make things a little simpler
Find Pictures using Tags
The easiest way to find a picture with a particular person
or persons in it is to use tags. Each picture is tagged with the people in it.
It may also be tagged with an event, like Sports, and the location it was
taken, among other things.
Getting to the tags
my Flickr home page, look for the link for “Sets” underneath “Asher OK's
photos.” Give it a good click. At first, it only lists 150 of the most recent
tags. At the bottom, there’s an option to see all tags. Click that and you’ll
see an alphabetical list of all tags. Just click any name to see all the
pictures with that person in it.
Advanced tag search
can also search for a picture that has two or more people in it, in addition to
an event, like Christmas. For whatever reason, I can’t find how you can get to
this from the Flickr page. Maybe it’s a secret, I don’t know. You have to go
directly to this page:
Here's a little more help about using advanced tags:
The first page you will see will look something like
the sample below. You'll want
to click "Show all tags" so you can see everything. Those tags at the top
are the most popular and they will stay at the top and will not mix in with the
less popular tags at the bottom. Kind of like high school.
Now, once you've clicked "Show all tags" you'll
see something similar to the sample below
appear. These are all the tags available (remember those popular ones stay
up top). They are formatted lastnamefirstname. For women, be sure to
check maiden names and married names because, frankly, it could be under either.
For all names--if you can't find who you're looking for, check for the first
name first and also for possible misspellings. Hey, people make mistakes.
Not me, but some people.
Click any tag to see all the pictures that person is in. If you're
being adventurous, you can check two or more tags and then at the bottom choose
"all" or "any" and then click "DISPLAY PHOTOS." For example, you could
check "bucklerclaude" and "sports," choose "all" and you will see sports related
pictures with Claude Buckler in them (if you chose "any" you would get all
sports pictures and all pictures with Claude Buckler in them). I
don't recommend being too adventurous at this point though. There just
aren't enough pictures tagged yet for that to be successful very often.
If there are any results, you will get some photo thumbnails.
Click those thumbnails for the big version. Once your done, click your
browsers "back" button twice and start over again.
How tags are formatted
Tags have to be all one word,
without spaces, so they look a little confusing. Here’s some things to
keep in mind
For names, it will be formatted lastnamefirstname.
- Be sure to check both maiden and married
names for women. I won't necessarily know that Jane Doe and Jane Doan
are the same person, so check for doejane and doanjane.
- Remember to check for nicknames and legal
names. A lot of times a picture will be identified as with a
nickname on one picture and a legal name on another picture. Again, I
won't know that these are the same person, so check for both tags.
How you can help with tags
If you notice any of the following issues,
please let me know by either making a comment on a picture or
- A tag is misspelled.
- A person is listed under two tags (such as
a legal name and a nick name or a maiden name and a married name).
- A person tagged is not in the picture.
Browse Pictures using Collections and Sets
you just want to browse pictures, you can use the Collections found on my Flickr
home page. Collections are broad categories which are further narrowed down
Other places you’ll see Collections and Sets
To the right of any picture you click to view, it will list
what Collection and Set that photo is in. It may be in more than one. Click
the link to see the other pictures in that Collection or Set.
Leaving a Comment on a Photo
Comments are good! If you recognize a picture, please help
me out by making a comment. Please be as descriptive as you can. Here's
some reasons you might leave a comment:
If the ID of the picture
is incorrect or the ID of the picture if it's not indicated.
If you know where and/or
when the picture was taken (if it's not indicated).
If you recall something
interesting about the photo (leave a short story).
You found a family
remember or other person you were looking for (helps motivate me to keep
a comment if you don’t have an account/not signed in
Actually, you can’t. Sorry about that. See: “Creating an
Account (or signing in if you’ve already got one).” Or if you
just don't want to sign up for Flickr, you can
contact me with any information you might have.
Please include the picture filename.
Leaving a comment if you’re signed in.
Under every picture, there’s a box to leave a comment.
Just use your words and then click “Post Comment.”
Viewing Different Sizes / Downloading a Picture
You can usually view a larger size than the one that is
initially shown. You can also download most pictures to your computer.
Viewing different sizes
view a different size picture than what is initially shown, just click the “All
Sizes” link right above the picture and below the name. From there, you will be
viewing a larger sized picture and will be given options to view other sizes.
Download the picture to your computer
If you want to download the picture to your computer, first
follow the instructions above to choose the size picture you want to download.
Then, click the link for “Download the X size.”
Finding out More about a Picture
On the right hand side of your screen (you may need to
scroll down) there will be additional information about any picture you click to
This will list what tags this picture contains. You can
click any tag to see other pictures that person (or event or place) is in.
This will show where the picture was taken. You can also
pull up a map to view other pictures taken at this location. This item will not
appear on all pictures.
Note: Photos marked taken in “Avoca” were taken
north of Asher.
This will show the date the photo was taken. You can click
the date to see other pictures taken on that same day.
Note: The date taken is automatically generated and
will often be wrong on older pictures. If I scanned a picture, for example,
that’s the date that might be shown because there’s not way for the computer to
know when it was actually taken.
This is another place you can click to view and download
different sized pictures.
This will list whether the picture is public (can be viewed
by anyone) or private (can only be viewed by my Flickr members, signed in, with
“family” level access).
me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you on flickr!
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