Flickr Adds People Tagging

Flickr, the popular photo sharing site, has added Facebook-like people tagging. The purpose behind people tagging is to easily tell people when you upload a picture that includes them. In short, it is a fun way to make your pictures more social and have discussions around your photos. Let me show you how it works.

For example, the picture I took of Danny Sullivan with (former Microsoft’s) Kevin Johnson at a past SMX conference was a nice photo of Danny to tag. I click on the “add person” link on the right side of the page and begin entering in Danny’s name. Since Danny is a contact of mine in Facebook, I can easily add him as a person on this photo.

Flickr People Tagging

You then click on the little square on the right side of Danny’s name, which brings up a box on the photo. You then resize the box and place the box around Danny’s face. I believe as soon as I set this, Danny would get a notification that he has been tagged.

Flickr People Tagging

Then I tried to add Kevin Johnson, who is not a contact of mine on Flickr, which gave me this option:

Flickr People Tagging

If you tag a private photo, that person you tag on that photo will have access to see the picture, no matter what privacy options you have set. For more details, see the links below:

Who can add you to a photo: http://www.flickr.com/account/prefs/photospeople/

Who can add people to your photos: http://www.flickr.com/account/prefs/photoprivacy/

To find out how to remove someone from your photos, check out the FAQs: http://www.flickr.com/help/people/

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Search Engines: Photo & Image Search | Yahoo: Flickr

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