What is Flickr?
Flickr is the best way to store, sort, search and share your photos online. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you and your friends and family to tell stories about them.
What are the rules for using Flickr?
Please read our Community Guidelines to find out everything you need to know about being a model Flickr citizen.
Will Flickr always be free?
Yes, there will always be a free version of Flickr. It will be limited in some ways, and you get more with a paid subscription, but it's still fun!
You can always upgrade to a Flickr Pro account, for just $24.95 per year (or less for a 2 year subscription). You can also buy a Pro account for a friend if you feel generous.
To find out more, visit the Upgrade page.
I'd like to use a photo I found on Flickr. How do I do that?
Our members share an incredible amount of amazing work on Flickr. If there is an image you'd like to use, look for the "Request to license" link near the license on the photo page. We've partnered with Getty Images who will review the image, determine if it's a good fit for licensing through them, and work out all the details if so.
Not all members have this enabled. If you don't see it you can also contact the member directly. As a member of Flickr, you can move your mouse over someone's buddy icon and click the little arrow to open the "person menu." Then select "Send FlickrMail" and compose your message. When you contact a photographer, it's best to include as much info as possible about the photo, yourself, and how you want to use the photo.
What does "Recent activity" show?
Recent activity A shows what is happening around your account.
Save C makes that view your default so it will be the first thing you see in Recent activity and on the homepage.
In response to member feedback we have also added the ability to mute B items that you don't want to see new activity on.
What if I don't want to see activity on a photo?
If there is an image that you commented on a while ago but don't want to see new activity on, you can now mute it B. (you can do this on anything in recent activity)
To un-mute something, just go to your muted items view D and un-mute it.http://www.flickr.com/activity
What is the explore section on my home page?
The Explore section on the home page now revolves to show what is happening in different areas of the site. You might see recent uploads, a glimpse of groups, a piece of places, or something new you wouldn't have stumbled across otherwise. There is a lot happening on Flickr every day and we hope this lets you see a little more of it.
What can I do if I want to find or organize a Flickr event?
Currently, we use Meetup as our event platform. Finding a FlickrMeet is simple. Here are a few steps you can take to find out what Flickr Members around you are doing.
- Go to our Flickr group on Meetup.com.
- You will find all the events taking place nearest to your current location under the Flickr Meetup World map. Alternatively, you can also search for your town in the upper right hand corner of the page.
- If you don't see your town in the list, don’t worry! Click on "start a new community", enter a group name, and you can start inviting others to join.
- If you'd like to setup the time and place for your Meetup, go into your event page to make the arrangements, or leave it up other members to decide. Attendees can also make further arrangements for the event in the discussion section.
Once listed on the Flickr page on Meetup, your event will automagically be added to the Community Events on Flickr Blog. Yay!
I am seeing a grey graphic in one of my comments, what is that all about?
For performance and security reasons, third-party images are blocked and indicated by a placeholder image. Some third-party sites use images to track views or analyze your browsing behavior, for example.
The placeholder will include a tooltip with the domain that has been blocked - e.g., "Click to load a remote image from example.com".
To view a third-party image, click the placeholder and the image will load in its place.
Photos uploaded to Flickr are allowed inline in photo comments, and will not be blocked.