Introduction to image sharing


"Photo sharing is the publishing or transfer of a user's digital photos online, thus enabling the user to share them with others (whether publicly or privately).
This functionality is provided through both websites and applications that facilitate the upload and display of images. The term can also be loosely applied to
the use of online photo galleries that are setup and managed by individual users, including photoblogs."
(Source: Wikipedia)

There's a nice introduction to image sharing - Photo sharing in Plain English - from the Commoncraft website

What is FlickR?

Flickr is an online image storage and sharing website. In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository. Its popularity has been fueled by its innovative online community tools that allow photos to be tagged and browsed by folksonomic means (Wikipedia). For teachers it is also a valuable source of images for illustrating teaching materials and publications
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Some Folksonomic applications:
  • Flickr
  • Delicious
  • Diigo
  • Picassa

Visit **Robyn Jay's Wiki**
Guide to using FlickR in Education:
  • Online image editors
  • Establishing s FlickR account
  • Uploading images
  • Organising and tagging images\
  • Ideas for using FlickR in education