Posts Tagged ‘flickr’

Instagram Now Accepting Comments and Likes from the Browser

Watch out, Flickr — Instagram is coming for you. The popular photo sharing app has quietly updated its website to include commenting and liking on individual photo pages. Previously the website was “read only”, and any interaction with the social network was limited to its mobile interface. The new website, which also features larger images and a slick blue theme, suggests that the company may soon be breathing down Flickr’s neck by expanding beyond mobile. However, it still noticeably lacks profiles and photo discovery features.

(via The Next Web)

Flexplore is Like Pandora for Flickr Photos

Getting personalized recommendations for the music you listen to became common practice many years ago with the Music Genome Project and personalized radio stations by the likes of Pandora. Up until now, however, we haven’t seen anything that takes that same sort of technology and applies it to photography. That’s where Flexplore comes in.
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CloudPic: A Universal Adapter That Connects Your Camera to Your Phone

The ability to connect your camera to your smartphone wirelessly is starting to really gather some steam. Unfortunately, up until now, that technology usually required a WiFi connection and an adapter that often cost some serious dinero. But if all you’re looking to do is share the photos you take instantly sans WiFi network, you don’t have many options. Enter CloudPic Mobile. Read more…

Google+ Team Intent on Stealing Flickr’s Photo Sharing Crown

Over the last couple of days Google has been hosting the “Hangout In Real Life” Google+ Photographers Conference in San Francisco, and if anything has come out of the conference at all, it’s that Google is intent on making Google+ the photo sharing service of the future.
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Flickr Updates Standard Photo View with Huge Photos and “Liquid” Layout

Well, whether or not you agree with the Gizmodo post we featured yesterday, Flickr continues to add improvements to try and make itself more appealing to existing users and, perhaps, some older users that have moved on to other sharing options. Their newest improvement has to do yet again with photo sizes, only this time it’s not the maximum display resolution in the lightbox, but rather how Flickr are bringing that same resolution to regular photo pages.

They’re implementing what they’ve dubbed a “liquid” layout, which will change the photo size being displayed depending on the size of the browser window the photo is being viewed in. That way you know that regardless of whether your Flickr followers are on a 27″ iMac or 14″ laptop, they’ll still see the biggest, best representation of your work. Head over to Flickr’s blog for more details.

(via Flickr)

Yahoo! and the Decline and Fall of Flickr

For those of us who remember it, Flickr was once an amazing place. More than just a website or a bucket of features, it was a vibrant community made up by professional photographers and amateur photo junkies alike. Before Facebook would even allow you to upload anything more than a profile picture, Flickr was the place you went to share your life in pictures. And then, at least according to an article on Gizmodo, Yahoo! happened. Read more…

Photos of Footprints Made From Different Sized Stones

Scottish photographer Iain Blake‘s fun and, let’s face it, cute Stone Footprints series caught our attention earlier this week. Like many of the series we feature, it wasn’t necessarily innovative photography technique, but rather the creative execution of a unique idea that drew us in. Read more…

Flickr Ups Max Displayed Resolution to 2048px and Adds Size Controls

The folks at Flickr don’t seem to be slowing down for anything. In the fight to stay relevant as more and more competition springs up, we’ve seen the Yahoo! photo sharing site go through an overhaul ranging from looks to a new uploader. And now Flickr is adding two new photo sizes and a new image control setting for its Pro members. Read more…

Flickr Partners with Pinterest for Deeper Integration, Proper Attribution

Users of both Flickr and Pinterest will be happy to know that the two companies have decided to collaborate. Because of the high volume of Flickr photos that end up pinned (often without any credit), the companies have decided that it would be in the best interest of photographers and users alike to add a “Pin It” button on the Flickr site. In this way photographers who allow their photos to be pinned are properly attributed, while Pinterest users can now share photos with a few easy clicks

Flickr Rolls Out New HTML5 Uploader and Size Limits in War Against Rising 500px

Since late last year the photo sharing site 500px — which even then was “growing like a weed” — has continued to expand, grow, add features, and otherwise challenge Flickr for online photography dominance. But Flickr hasn’t taken it lying down. In the past this involved a redesign to make the site more visually appealing and the addition of the Aviary photo editor. Now the improvements are beginning to improve functionality. Read more…