Yahoo! Photos to Shut Down – Flickr Rules!

ShaolinTiger posted this at 5:16 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 —

Aha, Yahoo! Photos is going to shutdown, a wise move since they bought Flickr and Flickr is cleary kicking ass.

May as well get rid out the old, ugly and outdated Yahoo! Photos.

Yahoo has finally made a decision regarding Yahoo! Photos vs. Flickr battle, and will be shutting down Yahoo! Photos by the fall of this year. Even though Yahoo! Photos currently maintains a higher share of Internet visits, Flickr growth convinced the company to maintain a single photo site from now on.

Says USA Today: ‘Stewart Butterfield, who co-founded Flickr in 2004 with wife Caterina Fake, says the move is a “validation” of the central idea of Flickr: that photos in the digital age are very different from a physical print. “We saw it as a means of communication and connecting with people,” says Butterfield, Flickr’s general manager. “People can take a picture and get immediate feedback from all over the world, and you can’t do that with a printed photo.

Source: USA Today

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Flickr Launches Sub-Set Features Called – Collections

ShaolinTiger posted this at 2:21 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 —

I have to say I’ve been waiting for this since I joined Flickr about 2 years ago, I always missed the sub-set or grouping feature my old Coppermine gallery used to have.

Flickr only had one level of sets, so you couldn’t group them which led to a very messy layout. Pbase, Smugmug and all the others already had this…so thankfully, Flickr has listened to it’s members and launched what they called “Collections”.

Flickr Collection

Today we launched what’s probably the most requested feature over the last few years: a way to categorize and organize your photo sets! In the past this feature has been referred to as “sets of sets” or “subsets”. After today, we’ll know it as “collections”.

What are collections, you ask? A collection is a container into which you can place either sets or other collections, allowing you to create a hierarchy as deep as 5 collections. You can place as many of your sets into a collection as you like, and a set can be in as many different collections as you like.

Even more of a reason to use Flickr now, I’m loving it!

Source: Flickr Blog

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Home Made Flash Diffuser – With a Cigarette Packet!!

terenceg posted this at 5:22 pm on Monday, March 5, 2007 —

Cigarette Packet Flash Diffuser

Ever wanted to take indoor photos at night, but hate the washed out look which your built in flash creates? I’ve often been at a pub and found the regular flash to be a bit of a pain. Thanks to a little drunken curiosity and an attention span problem, I created a flash diffuser using only an empty cigarette packet.

step 1Equipment Needed

SLR with built in flash
Cigarette packet
pocket knife
This will not only provide you with the empty cigarette packet, but it will improve your health, make climbing stairs easier and probably save you enough money to buy a real external flash unit.if you don’t smoke, I’m sure your friendly neighbourhood chain smoker will provide you with an empty.
Remove the foil from inside the pack, taking care not to tear it. Once the foil is removed, reverse it so the shiny side is facing inwards. Then reinsert the reversed foil into the packet. This provide a reflective surface to bounce the light out of the box.Note: With some brands of cigarettes, you can skip this step as the foil is already facing shiny side in.
This one’s pretty obvious.Feel free to adjust the angle of the packet’s lid, to differ the angle of the flash spread. Also, experiment with position of the box. Reversing the box may also help.The more upright your flash unit is and the lower the ceiling is, the better the results.


Here is a before and after shot to demonstrate the difference. These shots were taken in a fairly dark place with relatively high ceilings.

I no way will this replace a $400 external flash unit, but it is improvment on what you already have using something that you can probably find on the floor the next time your at a pub.

more examples can be found at my flickr site.

Created by Dan and Andy

Before Diffuser After Diffuser

By monkeywithagunon Dec 6, 2006.

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Gickr – Make Animated GIFs Online From Your Flickr Photos!

ShaolinTiger posted this at 2:18 pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 —

For the first time since 1989 it is so easy to create an Animated GIF online. Just upload pics or grab them from your Flickr. Create funny flashy slideshows with you and your friends, cartoons, previews, banners, etc. Post them anywhere you can post pictures. No need for flash.


You can see some samples from the gallery here.

Get started here:


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Awesome Flickr Montage Tool – Flickr Montager

ShaolinTiger posted this at 2:07 pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 —

Flickr Montager is a cool web based tool using the Flickr API, it allows you to make an image montage from images tagged with certain words like perhaps your name or the place you live in.

Basically a montage is a single image made from many tiny thumbnails of other images.

This is the original picture.

Merry Xmas

And this is the montage!

ST Montage

Source: Flickr Montager

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