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How to create a Flickr photostream

Get tagging with Flickr

3. When you start adding photos to your Flickr page, you create a photostream. This can be a single set of images or be organised by subject, location or any label you wish. To rename an image, click in the filename field and overwrite the text. Press Save, ‘Add to Set' to instantly organise your uploads.

Step 3: Flickr photostream

4. If you haven't yet created any sets, you can do so now by choosing a theme for the photos the set will contain. When you're in the Organize menu, you can grab several photos on your photostream and send them all to your new set or group, or assign properties to all of them at once.

Step 4: Flickr photostream

5. The photos you upload to Flickr are set as Public. You can alter this under Organize, where it's also possible to adjust whether your photos can be found by their tags, image type and other criteria. Public Flickr photos show up in image search results. You can also set age restrictions and a suitability filter.

Step 5: Flickr photostream

6. There are millions of photos on Flickr. You can make your photo collection as hidden or as prominent as you like by adding obvious or more obscure tags (searchable descriptions of an image's content). For ideas, go to the Explore tab on the Flickr home page, enter a search term and see what comes up.

Step 6: Flickr photostream

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