Flickr and BigHugeLabs - Here's one for all you folks in the ActiveRainPhotoBloggers Group
There are many great photography tools and FREE photo hosting sites on the web. Flickr, Picasa, and Photobucket are just the first few that come to mind. I have used all three but have chosen Flickr for all my primary photo hosting for numerous reasons. One of which is that I can post to my photo Blogs right from Flickr with a single click of a button.
Another feature I like is that you can tag your photos and add comments as tags. See the boxes I used to tag Jeff and Teresa? Now check out Jeff's hand. He was able to tag a specific section of the photo and leave a comment embedded in the photo. What did the comment say? Click on his hand to find out.
One tip I'd like to share about flickr is something that Jeff told me about last year while we were in Texas. The SEO that Flickr photos can generate is awesome. I have seen many flickr photos show up on standard Google searches just using keywords and tag phrases. This particular photo was posted on Flickr last week along with many others from the REBarCamp in San Diego.
This morning I received a Google alert about this photo that linked me back to a site called BigHugeLabs, which has some really cool and fun tools. Since I love photography, I just had to check it out as I'm sure many of you will too. Creating this chicklet below was just one of the cool things I liked at BigHugeLabs.com.
Check them out and see if there's anything there you can use as either a tool for your photos, or just for fun. We have become a digital point-and-click shoot society that love to share those special moments and memories with all those we're connected to via our photos. Here's just a few more ways to make that experience a bit more unique, fun, and exciting.
There's tons of stuff there... it really is like a Big Huge Lab!
Gift Center, Motivator, Pop Art Poster, Magazine Cover, Mosaic Maker, Movie Poster, Jigsaw, Photobooth, Hockneyizer, Letter from Santa, FX, Map Maker, Favorite Surfer, Mat, Pocket Album, Sunset, Badge Maker, Top Cameras, Calendar, Trading Card, Framer, Wallpaper, Color Palette Generator, Cube, Bead Art, Guess the Title, CD Cover, Random Photo Browser, Captioner, Lolcat Generator, Billboard, Photo Fortune, Slideshow, Writer, Blog Header, Gallery, On Black, Profile Widget, Scout, Flickr DNA, Name That Contact, Favorite Finder, Pool Cleaner
This was created using the "Motivator" link above:
BigHugeLabs also works with photos from your computer, Flickr hosted photos, and Facebook photos.