With the demise of Picasa web albums in 2016 due to an ill-considered decision by Google, the club has decided that Flickr is the online image storing and sharing solution best suited to our needs.
Flickr is an image and video hosting website, acquired by Yahoo in 2005. Users can store and share photos and videos on Flickr. Photos can be stored singly, in albums, or in collections; and they can be made public, private or just shared with friends.
Flickr has free accounts and paid accounts, but the free account is all that is needed. It is recommended for all BBCC members to become Flickr users, after which they can become a member of the BBCC Flickr group, where they can see and comment on the photos of other members, and share their own photos.
To find out more about Flickr, check out this page - Get started with Flickr
A presentation about Flickr can be found on our YouTube channel at What is Flickr?
Flickr is as good as Picasa and better than Google Photos. To sign up for Flickr, go to www.flickr.com
What to do after joining Flickr
After you have signed up for your Flickr account and uploaded your images (making sure that they are "visible to the public", go to www.flickr.com/groups/3049804@N24/members/ and click on the "Join Group" button to become a member of the Shoalhaven Bushwalkers group. Your images will then be readily available for display to all members of the Bay and Basin Camera Club who are also Flickr members.
Create BBCC album(s)
In Flickr, create a BBCC album and put all the images you have submitted for BBCC competitions in it. Better yet, create two albums - one for your Open photos, and one for your Set Subject photos - so fellow club members will know where to look for your BBCC photos.
In Flickr you can "follow" people, which means you will be notified by email when they add photos to their albums. People can also "follow" you, so they will be notified when you upload new photos to Flickr.
Once you are a Flickr member, you can post comments about photos and people can post comments about your photos. If you would like to receive comments about your photos from more than just the one judge on our competition nights, ask your fellow members to post comments on your images!