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What to do with a Flickr invitation

I’ve been sharing photos (some publicly and some privately) on Flickr for some time. I often send more personal ones to my family members scattered across the planet. I keep waiting to hear back from them, but they often don’t reply. Or, I notice that they have not accepted the Flickr invites, meaning they haven’t seen the photos.

I discussed it with them and many find it too confusing to use. They receive the invite, they may even sign up for a Yahoo account (as you need one to access Flickr private photos). They are often puzzled by what to do next, so they don’t do anything.

I’ve created this 5 minute Flickr tutorial to help explain the steps when you receive an invite to view someone’s photos on Flickr. I hope this helps simplify things. If you still have questions please feel free to comment here.

The very end of the video gets cut off, but it’s not really needed anyway. Click the link below, wait for the screen to pop up with the black triangle in the center, click the triangle. Be sure your volume is up. Enjoy.

To view the video follow this link.

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Dave

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  • I have the same issue–close family members who want to see our new-born but don’t understand how Flickr works. Yet there are more than 24m active users of Flickr who get it.

  • I have the same issue–close family members who want to see our new-born but don’t understand how Flickr works. Yet there are more than 24m active users of Flickr who get it.

  • Thanks for the comment Bernie. Perhaps my little tutorial will help them understand. I would have done it in my best Irish accent had I known.

    Slainte,
    Dave

  • Thanks for the comment Bernie. Perhaps my little tutorial will help them understand. I would have done it in my best Irish accent had I known.

    Slainte,
    Dave

  • The process isn’t hard, but I’m in the same boat as Bernie. In the end, I came up with the following method of sharing pictures of our 20-month-old:

    1. E-mail low res images

    2. Post those same images to our private gallery (a customized free photo gallery that is hacked together with a free message board)

    3. Include hi-res images in the “extras” folder on our annual (2nd this year) family DVD so they’re available for printing

    It’s easier for friends/family, but a bit more work for me. If I was starting now, I think I’d use Flickr and deal with the initial hassle of helping people create accounts.

  • The process isn’t hard, but I’m in the same boat as Bernie. In the end, I came up with the following method of sharing pictures of our 20-month-old:

    1. E-mail low res images

    2. Post those same images to our private gallery (a customized free photo gallery that is hacked together with a free message board)

    3. Include hi-res images in the “extras” folder on our annual (2nd this year) family DVD so they’re available for printing

    It’s easier for friends/family, but a bit more work for me. If I was starting now, I think I’d use Flickr and deal with the initial hassle of helping people create accounts.

  • Thanks for your suggestions Jeremy. It’s a great solution for you DVD burning, savvy folks out there.

    Cool.
    Cheers.
    Dave

  • Thanks for your suggestions Jeremy. It’s a great solution for you DVD burning, savvy folks out there.

    Cool.
    Cheers.
    Dave

  • Zee

    I highly recommend phanfare.com – i’ve been using it for a good couple years now and has never let me down. The quality of the images on the actual site could be improved slightly but for showing friends & family and ensuring minimal work for myself…nothing comes close. I do use flickr but mainly just to show off :)

  • Zee

    I highly recommend phanfare.com – i’ve been using it for a good couple years now and has never let me down. The quality of the images on the actual site could be improved slightly but for showing friends & family and ensuring minimal work for myself…nothing comes close. I do use flickr but mainly just to show off :)

  • Thanks Zee. Phanfare looks like a great alternative for easy to use photo sharing.

    I’m also a big fan of Picasa, but for sharing photos through tags and across multiple platforms, I’m still a Flickr fan. Perhaps, it’s also because I’m a Pro user, which means I’m paying for my pleasure.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • Thanks Zee. Phanfare looks like a great alternative for easy to use photo sharing.

    I’m also a big fan of Picasa, but for sharing photos through tags and across multiple platforms, I’m still a Flickr fan. Perhaps, it’s also because I’m a Pro user, which means I’m paying for my pleasure.

    Cheers,
    Dave

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