Sunday, October 10, 2010

Creating a New Flickr Group

I am going to create a photo sharing group on Flickr for our Charming Club Secret Santa Christmas Swap. I think most people I know have Flickr accounts. Here is how it will work. You can join the group on Flickr and then you can upload the projects you are working on for your *secret* partner. In addition, if you want to, you can also make a mosaic of photos you like and upload that to the group too. This will show your partner what you like. Now I can already hear you saying, "How do I make a mosaic?" Maybe it's just me saying that, anyway, I didn't know how to do that either so I emailed someone that knows WAY more than I do about that and here is what she had to say:

"OK, to make a mosaic is pretty easy. If you are making it from your own photos, you don't need to do anything first but, if you are making it from other people's photos, add all the photos you want to use into your faves first. Then go to:

and select how many photos you want in each row and column. You then choose the photos one by one - if you click to choose them from your own computer, it will link through to that. If you choose to make them from flickr, I think you have to give the details of your flickr account and allow access first. You can then choose from your flickr faves or you flickr photostream.

Click "create" when you are done and this will create your mosaic. You can then upload it into your flickr photostream and the credits for each photo will be included in the description below. Or you can download the photo onto your computer and use it from there.

You may find occasionally that you have blanks in your mosaic. This is because some people do not allow their photos to be used in mosaics. If I have this problem, I remember the location of those pics in the mosaic, click "back" which takes you back to the page where you make the mosaic and you can substitute the ones that weren't showing with different ones.

This sounds very long winded and involved but is all very simple to do and follow when you are doing it."

Thanks Lynne!! If you get a minute go to her blog and check her out she is amazing!! Find her at Lily's Quilts.

I have to run to a family function so I will give it a try this week. I am waiting to make the group until I hear back from Joan. Once I know what she and Kelly want me to do I will let everyone know the group's name and provide you a link. If you have any questions you can email me but I will have to ask someone else too as this is the first time I will be trying to do this myself! If you do it and it works, let me know that too!! Thanks again to Lynne!!


Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Well you nudged me back into blogging - thank you for that. Thank you for the name check. And then I read your most recent post. Was that real or fantasy? It sounds like one of those totally fantastical dreams you wake up from and then you're gutted that it wasn't real after all - I mean really - no-one has a warehouse so big they can lose FMF in it do they??? I haven't been following anyone's blogs for a couple of months so don't know what the bad thing that happened was but I hope it's behind you. Lynne X

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