Notes provided by NC Sizemore.
Note: I am using a Flickr Pro account – These used to cost $25.00/yr but are no longer available to new users. One of the advantages over free accounts was NO Adds! this is now available as an upgrade for $49.99/yr. Another advantage was unlimited storage. Free accounts now get 1 TB of storage. A second TB is available for $499.99/yr. Frankly if you need more than a TB of cloud photo storage, I think you need a more sophisticated storage system than FLICKR.
For a good article on the above, look it up in Mashable.com
I found about seven articles of interest on this search dating back to May 20th, 2013. The oldest was the most interesting to me as a prior user.
WHAT IS FLICKR
FLICKR is an online photo and video storage and sharing site. It was a “cloud” of its own before the term cloud became popular.
HOW DO I set up a FLICKR Account?
If you have a Yahoo account, setting up a FLICKR account is easy. If you do not have a yahoo account, set one up. They are free.
HOW DO I UPLOAD PHOTOS
Demo uploading from MAC
Show that uploader software is available.
Demo uploading from IOS
You can also upload from iPhoto (share), Facebook, and likely many other sources.
HOW DO I USE FLICKR
I typically only store photos I want to share – but I could and may start using it for cloud storage.
I group photos into an album (once called a set) and send a link to the album to folks I want to share the photos with.
LETS HAVE A LOOK AT MY FLICKR SITE AND PLAY WITH IT A BIT.
Photostream – all my photos on FLICKR
Albums – formerly called sets – photos I have grouped for convenience
Favorites – a way to designate photos you may wish to get to easily and/or frequently
Groups – way to share limited photos with others who have joined the same group.
ORGANIZE – the method to do batch edits, create albums, share with groups etc – DEMO
owner settings – especially privacy (also if public, keep redo;union low)
Time permitting, also explore on IOS
Flickr changes with some frequency which makes some static information obsolete, but usually not totally irrelavent.
BIGGEST CHANGE I HAVE NOTICED: Groups of your photos that they use to call “SETS” are now called “ALBUMS”