Open a Flickr Account

Flickr is an image hosting service that is different from the rest. Not only that you can share your pictures with family, friends, and other members, but it allows you to pinpoint on maps where you took the pictures, organize pictures in sets or groups, and other interesting things.


  1. Go to the homepage by clicking here. On the right hand side of the screen, click on "Create Your Account" button.
  2. Sign in with your Yahoo ID and password. If you don't have one, you'll need to create a Yahoo account. After doing so, click on "Sign Up" or "Sign In".
  3. Decide whether you want to have a free or pro account. Here is a comparison list between the two accounts.


  • A person has the ability to give a "gift" of a pro account to another person on their behalf.
  • A Flick pro account is highly recommended for people who wish to share their pictures without the limitation hassles and advanced features the site provides.


  • 4. Do put your name, ¬©data on your pics before you upload them
  • Because it is an image hosting site, there is still the possibility of people grabbing your pictures. If your images have a Creative Common related license on them, people are enabled to download them with several sizes available to them. If you do not want people getting your images, do not put them on the internet on the first place.
  • 3. Do set your preferences to allow "only you" to download.
  • However, there are a few things you can do to protect your pics.
  • 5. Do save your pics "for the web", and post them only as low-res images.
  • 2. Do include a "¬©[date, your name] all rights reserved" tag.
  • 6. Do choose to have flickr notify you whenever somebody "faves" one of your pics and"ban" anybody who hasn't put up their own profile and/or photostream but does seem to be "faving" a big bunch of images.
  • 1. Don't give a blanket Creative Commons license in the first place.

Things You'll Need

  • A computer
  • Internet connection
  • Pictures to share; from your digital camera, camera phone, or scanned images that you created

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