To create a Flickr account and populate your gallery
This document is to help you with setting up a Flickr account with a view to using the account as a gallery on the club website.
So First off I suggest creating some images for you to use once the account is setup. You can have a huge number of images on your Flickr account (up to 1TB) however the galleries on the club website generally support 20 images.
I use the standard club size images, with a resolution of 72dpi and I always watermark my image (this will be covered in a separate how to).
OK so you have now created a number of images that you wish to use in your member’s gallery.
So now we want to get on to Flickr:
First we go to the Flickr web site, which is located here
What we want to do here is to select the Sign up option.
Now we need to start filling out the registration information. This should only take a few minutes.
You will need to enter in the following details:
Your first and last name
You will need to choose a username to login with (this will be created as an email address). The system will suggest some possible options to you. Either choose one of the offered options or create your own. If the one you try to create is already used, then it will tell you and ask for something different.
Enter in a password (remember this).
Now you will need to enter in your mobile number (this is used as part of the password recovery if you do forget your password).
Next enter your age; this is done, as some images are considered adult only.
Now click on the Create Account option
Next you will be asked to enter a verification (this is a security thing to stop automated systems from abusing the site, in other words ARE YOU A HUMAN).
Enter the code (mine was 45MG4) and submit.
I now have a Flickr account.
I selected next
Take me to Flickr
And I arrive.
OK, first of all a VERY quick look around:
In the top right of my screen I have a camera icon with a little number 1.
If you click on this, you get the following
This information window pops up and show you how much of your available space you are using, where the settings are and how to logout out.
You also notice an option for FlickrMail, this is a way for people to contact you if they like (or in my case, don’t like) your images, or they know you in some other way.
Settings is where you can setup your personal setting, privacy and email settings. I won’t be covering these in this document, but please look at these and try and get an understanding of the impact of these.
OK, let’s get some images up to the site.
Along the top menu you will see this an option called ‘You’, click on this and you will be taken to your Photostream (Photostream is your collection of images).
Now as we have no Albums or images uploaded we are presented with the following:
Let’s get some images uploaded. Click on the upload now button.
As the windows above says, you can either drag-and-drop or choose to browse to the images you wish to upload.
I will on this occasion select the choose option.
You will now be presented with a browser window where you can select your images (as below shows)
Once you have selected your choice and clicked OK a new upload window will open.
This window allows you to add a description or save to an album or tag or pretty much whatever you need to do.
When you’re ready select the upload photos button (top right of screen).
My Photostream now has images and I’ve completed my Flickr setup
Stay tuned for part two, how to get your new Flickr gallery to work with the club website.