Flickr (pronounced “flicker”) is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite that was acquired by Yahoo in 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.
In March 2013 Flickr had a total of 87 million registered members and more than 3.5 million new images uploaded daily. In August 2011 the site reported that it was hosting more than 6 billion images and this number continues to grow steadily according to reporting sources. Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account but an account must be made in order to upload content onto the website. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded and also grants the ability to add another Flickr user as a contact. For mobile users, Flickr has official mobile apps for iOS, Android, PlayStation Vita, and Windows Phone operating systems, and an optimised mobile website.
YOU HAVE TO HAVE A YAHOO ACCOUNT TO SET UP FLICKR
When you start the app you get the opportunity to sign in or create a Yahoo account. You can do this on the tablet, but often they ask for authentication via a phone or text (like Google), so setting this up on a computer can be easier.
Once set up you can synchronise your photos to Flickr automatically (beware of roaming data charges) and create galleries/albums of images which you can either make public or share only with specific people. You can also attach licences to the photos to restrict them being copied.