I know it’s been around a good while now and has been the darling of the blogging community far that time, but I only recently started to play with Flickr. My initial resistance was due to my complete dissatisfaction with other online photo management tools such as oFoto, Yahoo Photos, SnapFish etc…
However, after spending only a few moments with Flickr, I can see that Flickr has put a lot of thought into photo management in an effort to get it right. It’s so good that I am reconsidering whether I even need a desktop photo management software. I probably won’t give up Photoshop Album just yet since I don’t want EVERY photo online. Besides, you never know when a company will go out of business, taking my photos with it. However my top feature request for the next version is Flickr integration.
I’ve been emailing some friends trying to get them to join. My photos are located at http://flickr.com/photos/haacked/. Feel free to add your own tags if you have relevant information.
There are two things I love about Flickr so far, its social tagging format (I can allow anyone to add tags to my photos, rather than trying to organize everything myself and I can add tags to my friends’ photos) and its API. I haven’t played with the API directly, but the fact that there are some really cool tools for uploading photos quickly and easily is evidence that they’ve really thought through how to let others extend Flickr.
So give it a shot, and try not to waste too much playing with it when you should be working.