Tutorial – How to use Flickr to join challenges
We hear from people more and more lately that they have finally decided to start their own blogs, but a lot of our card makers do not have blogs. If you don’t have a blog, and have been wanting to share your photos on the Inlinkz, this tutorial is for you!
There are a lot of photo sharing websites available on the web, but the most popular seems to be Flickr. Here is a step by step from setting up your account to posting a link. (Remember, you can click on any picture to enlarge it.)
Flickr has quick and easy sign-up if you already have a Yahoo!, Google, or Facebook account. If you don’t have one of those accounts, click the Create New Account button, and Flickr will ask for some basic personal and contact information.
Whichever way you sign up, you will then be asked to choose a Screen Name, then click the Create My Account button.
The screen will show the name of your file and ask what level of security you want for this photo. There may be photos you only want to share with certain people, but if you’re using this for your OWH cards, be sure you indicate the photo will be “Public.” Click the “Upload Photos and Videos” button. The file will upload. You will see a pink bar that shows the upload progress.
When the file is uploaded, a thumbnail size photo will show on the screen. Under the photo will be the file name and a place to put a description or tag. Enter a description if you like, then click “Save.”
The card is now added to your Photostream. In this picture I only have one photo, but when others are uploaded, the thumbnails will be lined up on this page. Click on the thumbnail of the photo you want to add to the Inlinkz.
At the top of your screen is the URL (web address) for your photo. On this screen you also have several options for sharing, labeling or organizing your photos if you choose.
When you click the button, you will be prompted to enter the URL for your photo, your name which will be shown under the thumbnail of your card, and your email address which will not be shared publicly. Copy the URL from your flickr page, and paste it in the URL field, complete the other information, then click “Next Step.”
There may be more than one image on your page (the Flickr header, advertisements, etc.). You will be prompted to select which image you want to show on the Inlinkz list.
Once you select your image, your thumbnail will be added to the Inlinkz list. Other OWHers will be able to click your thumbnail and visit your Flickr page!Note: If you want to make a card like the sample photo, you can find the tutorial here.