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Sams Teach Yourself Flickr in 10 Minutes by Steve Holzner

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Lesson 7. Working with Video

Flickr was founded when the Internet was still involved, in a visual sense, with pictures. Web pages were all about embedded photos and text. And Flickr was all about storing photos online.

You can imagine the Flickr staff’s dismay as video, whose files are huge compared to photos, became popular on the Internet. To their credit, they now allow you to store video on Flickr.

Still, Flickr is no YouTube. If you’ve got a free account, you’ve limited as to what you can upload in a month. And as you’re going to see, the videos you can upload on Flickr are more like clips than full video.

Still, Flickr has joined the video age, and with the advent of truly cheap video cameras (costing less than many digital cameras), ...

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