How do I share my photos?
Anyone who pops by Flickr can see your public photos. Here are some other ways to share:
- Blog, tweet, or Facebook any of your photos Set this up in your account settings..
- Set up your own Flickr web address (like http://www.flickr.com/photos/george/) and share it with all your friends
- Email, link, blog, or get the HTML code to embed pictures using the share menu above a photo, to the right of the Actions menu.
- Send individual photos to people, either as attachments to an email or as a link to a Flickr page
- Make a Flickr badge for your web site
- Add tags to your photos so anyone searching the Flickr collection can find them
- Add your photos to a group
How does the Share menu work and what should I know about it?
You can find the "Share" menu on many Flickr pages, including photo pages, sets, galleries, favorite pages, and groups.
On photo pages and photostreams, you can access it by clicking on this icon:
Everywhere else, it will look like this:
The Share menu allows you to share via email or enabled social services. Here, you can also grab the URL, embed code, or BBCode.
Good to know:
- Email and Grab the link are always available. Because this only lets people share the photo page URL which is available anyway.
- When you share a friends, family, or private photo to your Facebook wall, a guest pass will automatically be created and used.
- To not forget the children, the sharing buttons cannot be used to share "moderate" or "restricted" content.
- If a photo is available under a Creative Commons license, sharing via Facebook, Twitter, and to blogs will always be enabled.
How do I share a slideshow?
Easy! Just start a slideshow and click the Share link in the upper right of the screen. From there just grab the URL or even get the code to embed your slideshow on another site.
Can I turn off the sharing features?
You can disable or enable the features on your account to let people share to Facebook, Twitter and blogs. This only turns it off for other people. You will still be able to use them even when you have disabled them for visitors.
Can I turn off sharing to Tumblr or Pinterest?
If you are concerned about images being posted to Tumblr or Pinterest there are a few things you can do to discourage this. It is important to remember however that if a photo can be viewed in a browser it can be downloaded or someone can take a screen shot and upload it somewhere else. There is no way to 100% guarantee that your photos won't show somewhere else if you decide not to share them.
- Disable sharing on your account. This will turn off the share buttons on Flickr that let others share to different services like Tumblr. In addition it will add a flag to your photo page that tells Pinterest that you don't want the content to be published on their site. Even if you disabled sharing, you will still be able to share your photo on Tumblr, Pinterest, and elsewhere.
- Hide your photos from searches on 3rd party sites that use the API. This makes it so that when a photo is blogged using Tumblr's bookmarklet only a text link to the photo on Flickr is posted instead of the image itself.
- If you are concerned about your images showing on either of those sites you may want to contact Tumblr or Pinterest directly.
Can I pin all Flickr photos to Pinterest?
You can pin all public and safe photos on Flickr to Pinterest unless the owner has disabled sharing.
If a photo cannot be shared it usually is due to one of the following reasons:
- The photo owner has disabled sharing. Only they can share their photos.
- The photo is marked as moderate or restricted.
- The photo is not public, but private/friends and/or family.
- The photo owner has disabled 3rd party access to their photos through the Flickr API. This setting also affects sharing on your own photos.
Can I pin my own photos to Pinterest if I disable sharing?
Signed-in Flickr members may pin their own safe photos regardless of their share settings.
How will my photo be attributed when shared to Pinterest?
When a photo on Flickr is pinned to or repinned on Pinterest, it will be clearly attributed with the name of the photographer, the title, as well as a link to the photo page.
Furthermore, Flickr images embedded on other websites, like your blog or website, using one of the Flickr farm URLs (e.g. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6949101083_d760c5b39b_m.jpg) will equally be attributed when (re)pinned.
What is a Guest Pass?
You can share public photos in your photostream by copying the URL in your browser's address bar and pasting it an email. Anyone can see your public photos anytime, whether they're a Flickr member or not.
But! If you want to share private photos with people, use a Guest Pass. You can grant anyone access to the entire contents of one of your sets, including any private photos it contains. A Guest Pass is actually just that URL. This means that whoever sees that URL can access the set and all the photos inside it.
Go to the set or photo you want to share and click the "Share this" button. Then we'll help you either send an email to friends via Flickr or make a special web address (URL) that you can share.
Or if you want to give someone a link to see everything in your photostream including friends and family photos...
How can I choose what blogs show in the share menu or make them not show?
The share menu will show the services that you have most recently used but it isn't possible to make it always show particular services or to hide the logos. To access your other services just click the menu next to the buttons.
Is there a way to share my whole photostream including Friends and Family photos?
Yes! First we should mention that the best way to share your photostream is to invite them to create a Flickr account. When they have an account you can mark them as a Friend or Family and they can see any photos that you have marked as such. (This will also let them comment and favourite, which is even more fun.)
But if you know someone that doesn't want to create an account you can still share your Friends and Family photos with them using a Guest Pass for your photostream. Just go to your photostream and select the mail option in the Share menu near the top right of the screen. When you share the stream you will have the option to create a Guest Pass. This will let people see any photos in your photostream that you made available for friends or family. So until you expire the pass, people who use your Guest Pass can see all the photos in your whole account that are marked visible for friends or family, even if they aren't members.
How do I share my photos with *just* my friends and family?
- Set your photos to be visible to only your friends or family (that is, not public). You can choose this option as you upload your photos, for individual photos already uploaded, by using the Organizr, or as the default setting for all your uploads.
- Mark people as friends and family on Flickr. You can do this when you invite them or make an existing contact a friend or family by mousing over their buddy icon, using the arrow that appears, and changing their status. (If only it was that easy in real life. :P )
After you mark your family and friends and set the appropriate privacy level on your photos, your family and/or friends can see your photos under the "Contacts" link at the top of each page.
What has changed about Guest Pass?
We have made a few changes to Guest Pass which we think will make it a little more intuitive. We moved the option to share your entire photosteam, to the Share this button on your photostream. When you share a set or a photo with a Guest Pass you will only be able to share that set or photo. But we have also added permission levels on the set Guest Pass. You can choose to share your private photos or choose to keep them private.
Don't worry! all of the Guest Passes that you created in the past allowing people to see private photos in a set and in your stream will still work. In fact, when you view the Guest Pass history page you can see what permissions each Guest Pass has.
How do I tweet my Flickr photos?
You can upload directly to Flickr and Twitter simultaneously, or tweet a photo already on Flickr, using a special short Flic.kr URL.
To set it up:
- Choose Twitter from the add a blog page and follow the steps to authorize posting to Twitter.
- Save the address in your mobile device or email address book - it looks just like your regular unique email address, only it contains "2twitter". If you forget it, you can always see it in your Email settings.
After it's setup:
From your mobile device, just send a photo or video to the 2Twitter address. The Subject line of the message will be both the Flickr title and the tweet. You have 116 characters to tweet, the rest will be the URL.
From Flickr, just use the feature in the Share menu above the photo to the right of the Actions menu. Flickr members can chose to turn off the blogging feature on their photos, so you may not always see it.
If your photos are geotagged you can also choose to include that in your tweet.
Can I geotag my updates to Twitter?
If you don't want a location shown in your tweet you can disable geotagging on Twitter or change the geo privacy on Flickr before sending the photo to Twitter. Changing the geo privacy on Flickr after a photo is sent will not take the location info off the tweet.
Can I share more than one set in a Guest Pass?
No, you can share only one set in a single set Guest Pass. However, you can create a Guest Pass for your whole photostream.
How do I share my Flickr photos on Yahoo! Messenger or Yahoo! Mail?
Go to Your Account to turn on sharing your Flickr photos via Yahoo! Updates.
When you upload public photos and videos, they will show anywhere someone can see your updates. By default your Yahoo! updates are public.
You may wish to further manage who can see your updates on Yahoo!
Please note: This service may not be available on all Yahoo! properties worldwide.
Why aren't my new uploads showing on Yahoo! Updates?
Only photos that are public and safe will show in your Yahoo! Updates. So If you have turned on updates from Flickr at Yahoo! Updates make sure that your photos are set to safe to ensure they appear in Yahoo! Updates.