Flickr Adds Picnik Web Based Image Editing Features

The Flickr Blog announced that the integration of the expected Online Photo Editing software from Picnik is now complete. Meaning, you can now edit your Flickr photos directly on the web with a click of a button. Personally, I am very excited about this feature and hope to utilize it often. Here are screenshots of how it all works: On your pictures, you should see an "Edit Photo" button--I point to it below in my example: After you click on that button, the Picnik logo comes up: Then you get the loading status bar, until it fully loads: Then the editing screen comes up. It give [...]


Flickr Adds Places, Redesigns Map Explorer

Flickr, which previously offered users the ability to search for photos by location or see photos clustered and arrayed on a map, is going further down this path. The company is revamping Flickr’s map explorer and introducing a new service called "Places." Places are pages dedicated to, well, specific places featuring maps and other information such as Flickr groups and weather, in addition to Flickr photos. Places pages will be effectively built by members through tagging. The new map explorer will apparently also feature tags that open a film strip/photo stream of an event or specific l [...]


Flickr’s Two Billionth Picture

See the image above? You are looking at the two-billionth picture uploaded to Flickr. It was taken at Market City in Chinatown Haymarket in Sydney. Holy moly! from the Flickr blog confirms that this picture, is indeed, the two-billionth image uploaded to Flickr. It is a picture of a gum tree. [...]


Yahoo’s Flickr to Add Online Photo Editing from Picnik

Flickr To Add Online Photo Editing Tools Via Picnik from TechCrunch reports that Flickr, Yahoo's popular photo sharing solution, has reached a deal with Picnik to allow users to easily edit their photos online. The new photo editing features are expected to be launched in the "next few months," reports TechCrunch. Photo editing features include crop, rotate, resize, special effects, and more. When Flickr implements Picnik, users will see an "edit" icon that will take them to a web-based editing screen. [...]


Flickr Wants To Show You The World Through Pictures

At Web 2.0 Summit this week, Flickr previewed a feature that will provide a new way to browse photos based on geographic location. They are making over their map explorer and introducing new Places Pages that will make it easier to see what's going on around the world through pictures. The current map explorer lets you view pictures by location (with a very simple filter that returns all photos tagged that way), but the new features will percolate the most interesting and newsworthy photos to the top by way of those shiny new web 2.0 trends called user-generated content and crowdsourcing (all [...]


Flickr Testing Ad Placements?

I spotted an image that Herr Herrner from Germany uploaded that shows Flickr is testing ad placements on their site. Here is an ad he spotted directly under the search box. I personally do not see any ads on Flickr at the moment. [...]


Flickr Now Second Most Popular Photo Site

LeeAnn Prescott of Hitwise posted data showing that Flickr has surged to the number two photo site spot, controlling over 6% of the market share in the US. Photobucket still leads the pack with a comfortable 43.5% share. But in the past four weeks, Flickr's traffic grew 38%. The reason why Flickr's traffic has seen this sharp increase is because Yahoo is closing down Yahoo Photos, and users are flocking to Yahoo's alternative photo sharing site, Flickr. Goodbye Yahoo Photos; Yahoo Loves Flickr More covers the announcement that was made in May and how Danny speculated part of this was to p [...]


The Users Are Revolting At Flickr & Elsewhere

Flickr has recently introduced content filters, allowing users more control over what images they view, and to ensure that they don't get nasty surprises by accidently viewing some of the more adult images that are hosted. However, while this is a useful option, the option of turning it off has been removed in Germany, which means that those users are unable to see images that users from other countries can. This has led to some very unhappy users indeed, drawing parallels with recent situations with some other high profile Web 2.0 companies. In the Flickr Forum a staff member has said Flic [...]


Yahoo Travel Adds Personalization, New Maps

Yahoo Travel has redesigned and added a range of features, including personalization and new mapping tools to the site. It's also seeking to more deeply integrate travel properties FareChase (its fares and rates "meta search" engine) and Trip Planner (its user-generated content site) into Travel. Flickr is also well represented throughout the redesign. I'm not going to be able to capture every nuance or aspect of the upgrade and all the new features, but I'll highlight the main ones. The new home page displays personalized recommendations, as well as more "social features" from Trip Plann [...]


Goodbye Yahoo Photos; Yahoo Loves Flickr More

TechCrunch and USA Today have news that Yahoo is to close its popular Yahoo Photos service completely in the coming months, telling people to either switch to Flickr or leave to a number of other competing photo sharing services. From USA Today: Yahoo has said that it kept both services going after the acquisition because they appealed to different audiences. But Thursday, it said in a statement that Yahoo Photos was closing because of the changing nature of the Internet. Digital photography has evolved "into a social activity that allows people to communicate and connect," Yaho [...]


Yahoo Launches ‘Be A Better’ Ad Campaign

Yahoo is initiating an ambitious new -- and expensive -- brand advertising campaign titled "Be a Better . . ." The campaign will feature distribution across multiple ad media: TV, print, radio, online and cinema. It will focus especially on Yahoo mobile oneSearch and Yahoo Answers but also showcase other content (e.g., Travel and Sports), as well as Panama. It starts in the U.S. but will expand internationally. The campaign is using humor, see two of the ads here, to promote the idea that Yahoo is the way for users to be "better," smarter or more effective. (The ads I saw were pretty amusing [...]


Happy Birthday, Flickr: Web 2.0 Pioneer Turns Three

On March 3rd, Flickr turns three. Flickr is in many ways the company that helped define "Web 2.0" and was its poster child for quite some time. And Yahoo's acquisition of Flickr, in March, 2005, after only a year in existence and, even then, a longish courtship was one of the best consumer moves Yahoo's made in the past couple years. Flickr and the community mindset it brought along, not to mention tagging, have been widely integrated across numerous Yahoo properties. Here's the Business 2.0 article, "The Flickrization of Yahoo" that appeared in late 2005. Indeed, Flickr has had a "cultura [...]


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