I’ve been invited by a group owner on Flickr to add my Ford Mustang photos to their shared photo pool, but I have no idea how to do that. Dave, how do I add photos to Flickr group?
Flickr is still one of the best photo sharing sites on the Web, even though I think it has a lot of power and capabilities that people aren’t clued in to. One of the best is that it has groups, people who are pooling or aggregating their photos to create a deeper, more comprehensive gallery of images tied to a concert, sporting event, location or hobby. Smart.
This is one thing that’s always bugged me about events at my children’s schools, actually, where 20+ parents block everyone else’s view so they can get that one great photo. But no-one ever shares, and it’s quite likely that someone else has better photos of my child than I do. But I’ll never know. With Flickr photo groups, however, all us parents could share our photos and even people who didn’t have cameras — or didn’t even go! — could enjoy the results of the more photo-enthused parents. Ah well, some day.
Meanwhile, back to your question, a Flickr group of Mustang enthusiasts sounds great! Especially if it’s the classic 60’s Mustang. TO add your photos to a group, it’s tedious but fairly easy: you need to find the group, join it, then share your selected pics. The tedium? You can only add six photos at a time, so if you have a few hundred, it’s going to take a while.
For this example, I’ll go through all the steps, but it’s tied to Denver Comic-Con, where I recently attended and took a ton of photographs. Turns out that there’s a Denver Comic-Con Flickr group too.
To start, you need to find the group you want. Do that with “Search Groups” off the Groups menu:
It can be a bit tricky to understand the results, so you might have to search more than once.
For Denver Comic Con, not so many choices:
The first one is what I seek, Denver Comic Con 2014. Look closely and you’ll see it already has 514 photos. Impressive. But I can add a few more…
A click on the group title and you’re on the group page. You can now browse the collected photos without joining if you’d like:
Notice that “+ Join Group” appears twice on this view too, once top middle and once on the lower left corner.
To add photos you need to join the group, so click on “+ Join Group”.
Nothing onerous there, so I’ll click on “I AGREE” because, well, I agree.
Now I’m in! The top of the page changes slightly and “+ Join Group” becomes “+ Add Photos”:
That’s handy! Click on “+ Add Photos” and you’ll then need to choose your Flickr gallery or photo collection from which to choose the individual photos.
I have, um, a lot:
1543 photos in my Flickr photostream? Who knew?
Below the date options are albums, and I have one conveniently called “Denver Comic-Con 2014”, so I’ll choose that.
Now the tedium. Flickr shows thumbnails of all the images in your album and has a second area on the right showing the six you choose to share:
What’s most frustrating is that Flickr isn’t smart enough to show you on the left side what you’ve previously shared with this group, so it’s up to you to remember where you are in the album and not share something more than once. That could do with a bit of work, Flickr development group!
Otherwise, that’s the process. Not too bad, and definitely worth exploring the thousands of Flickr groups.