Flickr - Beginners help needed

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I'm getting fed up with PhotoBucket, but on first glance find Flickr confusing.

Simple question. What are Camera Roll. Photostream. and Albums. How do they differ?

Moggy

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Me too. Hopefully some knowledgable member will answer.

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Flickr is easy, looks difficult at first but it's simple, when you upload pictures you can make and store them your own albums, photostream is basically all of your images on several pages starting with the latest image then scrolling down through all of your images, it makes it easier to view all your images as opposed to opening individual Albums. Albums also allows you to link individual albums for people to see. Camera roll lists all your photos, similar to Photostream, but instead does it by subject I.E birds, animals, aircraft, buildings etc

This is my site

Camera roll

https://www.flickr.com/cameraroll/?mapReady=1

Photostream

https://www.flickr.com/photos/142550108@N08/

Albums

https://www.flickr.com/photos/142550108@N08/albums

Groups, I do not know if they will show

https://www.flickr.com/groups/

You can favour other people's images and they do the same to you, you can also sign up to various groups ( all free ) and add your pictures to them, so pictures of red deer I add to a group I found specialising in them, I took them at Calke Abbey so they are added to that group too.
You also make friends and their new images show for you to peruse. I have photobucket too, but I have almost stopped using it now, the other advantage is on Flickr you can upload the full size image, it gives the make of camera, settings, exif and GPS coordinates of my images including time shot etc and the satellite view.

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OK, that's starting to make sense.

I'll (doubtless) be back later with more questions.

Thanks,

Moggy

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Next question

What is 'Magic View'? (On Camera Roll)

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Magic view is what I mentioned where it tries to determine what the image is and then groups it accordingly, bird... plane... house.... sea etc, the other option is to view them by date.

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Sorry, not concentrating.

It doesn't seem of much practical use?

Moggy

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It depends on how many images you have, if you have the free 1tb full and are searching for a specific image, being able to search through one subject such as deer, then refine it to red deer cuts down the number to look through.

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:D

My current seven images don't take a lot of searching through.

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It will grow :)

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Why don't you like Photobucket ?
I've used it for many years, and apart from occasional down time, haven't really had any problems with it.
Although it barely gets a mention when you do a search of available cloud bast hosting sites. It still has a lot
of very good photo sharing features though.

There are a lot of hosting sites available, many of which work better if you are prepared to pay.
Flickr has been around for a while now, but is now lagging behind some of the market leaders, according to what I read.

As with everything else, it's what works for you.

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It has become ad-infested on the 'free' version and even has some very intrusive videos that play whilst you are uploading. These days images seem to take an age to upload neven in relatively low res.. I have also found searching for a particular image amongst the many I have stored there quite laborious. Am I missing something?

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Adverts, I even get them on the pro version, don't want them, don't need them and cannot get rid of them, on the free version fair enough, but I don't pay for a service to have them forced down my neck for their products.

Image quality, Flickr is far better and allows greater control over size etc, I can upload full size on Flickr simply.
It's just a completely slicker experience.

The above tells you in one why you see every photographer using it over photobucket.

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It's horses for courses. I've used PB for many years now, and it would probably be a pain to shift 33 albums elsewhere.
I don't think PB has an upload limit, but I only upload at about 1400 x 1200 (approx) pixels anyway, as I find that an optimum size
for uploading to websites and sending as slideshows to people. I believe Google+ also hosts albums, but they have a size limit.

As far as finding saved pictures is concerned, no matter which site you use, it's a matter of saving your pictures in the right folder
or album. Sounds obvious I know, but it's surprising how many just put all of their pictures in one album.

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Yes I have used PB for many years too. It's just my distinct impression that it has become less user-friendly of late.

I certainly have no intention of moving everything across, what's on PB can stay there. I have just shifted a few favourites and will now go to Flickr as my first choice. Once led through it by Tony I am finding it easier, faster and more intuitive.

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I believe Google+ also hosts albums, but they have a size limit.

One wonders where that will go though, as Google bought out Yahoo and Flickr is one of the jewels in the acquisition.

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I just read a promo from Photobucket suggesting I upgrade to the paid version which states that my photos will load faster. This could explain why I'm finding PB slower than it was as they throttle the free version.

Moggy

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Well I have the pro version and I think Flickr loads quicker than it.

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The speed on PB seems to vary according to when you are using it. From my experience anyway.
It can be very slow at the weekend.

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Just a note. My photostream has swelled to a massive 18 images. Am I catching you guys up yet?

Moggy :D

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Damn you are............ :stupid: