Flickr essentially reinvented what it means to share your photos online, turning a somewhat humdrum activity into an addictive worldwide phenomenon (see Figure 7-1). A onetime startup now owned by Yahoo!, Flickr isn’t just another spot to store and manage your photo collection; it’s about sharing your photos with the world—and the Flickr community. With Flickr, your uploaded images become part of your personal photostream—essentially a chain of your photos stored online. You can classify your images as public or private, organize them into collections (called sets, as shown in Figure 7-2), or join specialized groups for sharing photos. With your permission, other users can tag and comment on your photos. These features make photography ...

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