Tuesday, June 20, 2006

See our photos on Flickr.com

This weekend we started using Flickr to make our photos available online for our friends and family. Yes, it may be a pain for some because they have to set-up their own account to view the photos. However, long-term, Flickr will be a lot easier for us to manage. In addition, they'll store all my photos forever at a pretty reasonable price. Most online back-up services cost a whole lot more than Flickr.


This weekend we started using Flickr to make our photos available online for our friends and family. Yes, it may be a pain for some because they have to set-up their own account to view the photos. However, long-term, Flickr will be a lot easier for us to manage. In addition, they'll store all my photos forever at a pretty reasonable price. Most online back-up services cost a whole lot more than Flickr.


It will take several months to eventually upload all the photos we currently have on our harddrive at home. We have over 12,000 photos cataloged in Adobe Elements.


We've been using Adobe Elements for organizing our photos since it is pretty easy to use. Plus, the standard editor is pretty great when I get around to need to adjust and modify the photos. We tried Google's gallary for about a month (it is free) but Jayne just couldn't get used to it.



The great thing about Flickr and Adobe Elements is how easy it is for us to organize our photos. We import, tag, and organize the photos in Adobe Elements. Once all that is done I export all the files to a new folder on the harddrive which I eventually upload to Flickr. It would be seriously wonderful if Adobe and Flickr would work together on linking up.
This weekend John started organizing the photos at home. He actually deleted photos and further organized the photos. In the future, we'll endeavor to do more of this filtering as we download the photos.

We lost a lot of our tagging information when we tried Google's Picassa so we have a lot of tagging to do. We have tags set-up for each individual member of our immediate families. Right now we just group all the extended families by either Stark Extended Family or Leinen Extended Family. We also just group all our friends together as another tag as well. If someone not apart of our family gets in more than 50 photos we'll probably give them a unique tag as well (probably for anyone with that last name).


For all the friends and family members who got that invitation to join Flickr to see our photos John apologizes for the email Flickr sent you. He just found out that it automatically creates an account for you. In the future we'll just send out a personal email with information on how to view our photos. You'll still need to sign-up to see our private photos, but I think it is a small price to pay.


As we continue to organize the photos before uploading them to Flickr we'll do our best to either tag or include the names of people in the photos so they can be found easier. We'll keep these photos private to just our friends and family members. John figures many of you would like to see photos of yourself. He'd like to make that easy for you.


Get in touch with John if you have any questions about Flickr.