First, visit Flickr.com and click on “Create Your Account”. You will need a Yahoo ID to attach to this account. If you do not have one, you can sign up for a free one. If you do have one, you can simply sign in.
To use your Flickr account, you will need to understand a few terms:
- Batch organize lets you work with multiple photos at once. This is useful if you have a group of pictures that are going into the same set with matching tags.
- Sets are groupings of photos. A free Flickr account will allow you to create up to 3 sets. If you would like more sets, you will need to upgrade to a paid account.
- Groups are groupings of users with similar interests. If you belong to a Flickr group, you can share photos with that group.
- Mapping is sharing the location of where the photo was taken. This is completely optional.
Now that you know the basic terminology, you can upload photos to Flickr and organize them as you wish. Uploading can be done through the Flickr web site or through a number of Flickr desktop applications. Just click “Upload Photos” on Flickr’s home page to get started.