Now that you’ve got your latest vacation photos stored on your computer, your next question might be, “how can I share these photos with everyone?” Emailing photos has its limitations, especially if you have many pictures. With Flickr, an online photo-sharing application, you can upload your photos to the site and create Groups to control who can access the photos. Not only can the members of your group view your photos, they can make comments and add notes too. With Flickr, it’s easy to manage your pictures and share them with anyone you’d like -– and did we mention it’s free? Getting Started If you already have a Yahoo account, you can login to Flickr with the same username and password; if not you’ll need to take a minute to sign-up.
Once you login, you’ll be instructed to upload your photos. Click on the Groups tab to create a group.
Groups can be Public, Public (Invitation only), and Private. Be sure to read the specifications for each type of group before you create one. Private groups are helpful for sharing with family, friends, or colleagues; keep in mind that once you make a group private it cannot be made public later. You may want to consider making a group public if you’d like to share some of your favorite shots with the world. Check Flickr’s Group Guidelines and Group FAQ for more tips on managing groups.