Start out by going to http://www.flickr.com/
Flickr is a service offered by Yahoo and it uses the same account login, so if you have a Yahoo account already you can use that or you can sign up for a new one.
With any online service, a good idea is to read the Terms of Service (ToS) and Community Guidelines. The Flickr ToS is shown when signing up and the community guidelines can be found at http://www.flickr.com/guidelines.gne
Upon completing registration, a prompt will appear with 3 steps listed.
- Create your buddy icon
- Choose your custom Flickr URL
- Personalize your profile
- Select choose file to browse to an image you would like to use
- Crop/Size picture as desired for icon
The URL you choose will be permanent to your account, so choose wisely. Your personal URL will be http://www.flickr.com/photos/alias – Ideally your alias would be easy to remember and descriptive of the person or group the account is for ie. WoosterClub, se-wooster, WoosterThetas, WoosterChemistry, etc.
All of the information here is optional, if you are not sure – leave it blank.
This would also be a good time to tweak your privacy settings. This page can be found at
You > Your Profile > Edit your profile privacy (On the right side)
A sample of a homepage is shown, on it is the navigation, some ads and a sample of your latest photos and contact photos.
- Home: Will return to this page from other areas
- You: Contains most of the options to view and work with your content
- Organize & Create: Create sets of images, set location of sets and order prints
- Contacts: Options for connections: accounts/People you watch, share with
- Groups: Pools of photos for a group, ie. College of Wooster, our group
- Explore: Tools to ‘explore’ the flickr Community
Photostream: A self-updating list/directory of pictures. Each user has their own photostream.
Contacts: Another flickr member that you have decided to ‘watch’ – adding someone as a contact will feed their photostream onto your homepage and more. Can mark a contact as a friend or family in addition to share more private photos.