Lost on Flickr?Posted: 25/01/2010
We know how frustrating it can be when you can’t find the picture that you want. We’ve had a lot of requests from people to put up a blog posting on how to search for images on our Flickr site. Hopefully by the end of this post, you will have no trouble navigating and finding exactly what you need.
Our photos are organized into collections and sets. Collections are made up of sets, and sets are made up of photos.We recommend starting in the collections view at www.flickr.com/soakwash/collections or by clicking on the collections tab.
In this instance, I selected the “Inspired by everything Ravelry” collection. You can see that there are 3 sets within this collection.Next you click on the set that best describes the photo that you want. For our example, I selected “Creative Juices yarns”. That will then take you to a page that shows all the individual images that are included in that set.
Once you find the photo you want to use, select it to enlarge the photo. You can change the size to one that suits your needs by clicking “+all sizes” above the top left hand corner of the image.
You will be taken to a window that shows all the available sizes. Select the size you need and click download. A window will pop up, click save and then choose the destination.
Once you’ve downloaded the image, you can return to our other photos by clicking “back to the Flickr photo page” on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Search using tags
We have used tags to further organize all of our photos. In the tags view, it shows words that have been used to describe our photos. For instance, clicking on the word ‘bottle’ will open up a window that includes all of our images that have been tagged with the word ‘bottle’.
Still lost? Email Ngoc@soakwash.com for a personal tour.