Flickr: Photos and Videos

Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, acquired by Yahoo in 2005, which allows users to upload, organize, and share their favorite photos. It takes care of your image resizing, allows you to tag your photos, and even enables visitors to submit notes and comments on each photo.


Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account but an account must be made in order to upload content onto the website. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded and also grants the ability to add another Flickr user as a contact.

A photo can be flagged as either public or private. Private images are visible by default only to the uploader, but they can also be marked as viewable by friends and family. Privacy settings also can be decided by adding photographs from a user's photostream to a group pool.

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If a group is private all the members of that group can see the photo. Many members allow their photos to be viewed by anyone, forming a large collaborative database of categorized photos. By default, other members can leave comments about any image they have permission to view and, in many cases, can add to the list of tags associated with an image.

For mobile users, Flickr has official mobile apps for Android, iOS, PlayStation Vita, and Windows Phone operating systems, and an optimised mobile website.