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Perceptual Image Compression at Flickr |

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At Flickr our users really care about image quality.  They also care a lot about how responsive our apps are.  Addressing both of these concerns simultaneously is challenging;  higher quality images have larger file sizes and are slower to transfer.   Slow transfers are especially noticeable on mobile devices.   Flickr had historically aimed for high quality at the expense of larger files, but in late 2014 we implemented a method to both maintain image quality and decrease the byte-size of the images we serve to users.   As image appearance is very important to our users,  we performed an extensive user test before rolling this change out.   Here’s how we did it.

These Pretty City Maps Were Drawn By Our Paths Through Them | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

It’s no secret that tourists love to snap pictures on the Staten Island ferry. Or that photographers will wander the side streets of east London capturing the latest street art. Everyone knows that Paris’s visitor-friendly arrondissements are flooded with selfie sticks on weekends. Now, a new visualization of more than a decade of Flickr photographs shows exactly what paths photographers make when taking pictures.


Our Apps | Pixite Apps

Hi. We’re Pixite®. We make amazing photo apps for iPhones and iPads. You can read our blog or follow us on twitter.


Dear Marissa Mayer

Dear Marissa Mayer, PLEASE MAKE flickr AWESOME AGAIN ♥ the internet #dearmarissamayer

Flickr's Engagement Problem | Gadget Lab |

Despite that, Flickr is still incredibly beloved — so much so that it represents a huge opportunity for Yahoo’s newest CEO. In short, who cares about the greater Yahoo whole? The real question is, Can Marissa Mayer save Flickr, the one Yahoo property with legitimate user affinity?

Un reportage cartographié en direct - Samsa | nouveaux médias | Samsa | nouveaux médias

La BBC vient de se livrer à un exercice inédit de reportage en direct avec des journalistes et des amateurs dont les résultats se sont affichés en direct sur une carte interactive. Ce n’est pas très clair, alors reprenons. Les médaillés « héros » britanniques des Jeux olympiques et paralympiques défilent jeudi dernier dans les rues de Londres. Deux journalistes de la BBC sont présents sur le parcours et ils envoient des mini-reportages (140 caractère maximum) en temps réél avec leur téléphone portable via Twitter. Ils peuvent également envoyer des photos. Le tout s’affiche sur la carte.

I Hardly Know Her

I Hardly Know Her is a minimalist Flickr viewer. If your Flickr URL is …find yourself at …and your sets at Add /big to your name to force large photos (if available)


Slideshows for your iPad « Flickr Blog

We’re happy to announce some big improvements to the photo light box for iPad users! The light box is a handy, full browser photo viewer available from any photo page. From a photo page on Flickr, simply tap on a photo to view it larger (if available) and on a clean, dark background. Now you’ll be able to quickly swipe between photos, add to your favorites, and share with friends and family gathered around you. So grab your iPad and try looking at your favorite photos, your photostream, or the latest updates from your contacts in the new light box. Enjoy!


Security Patterns - a set on Flickr

On-going project to collect and organize envelope security patterns from around the world.


Apartheid in South Africa : un album sur Flickr

Apartheid became the official policy of the Government of South Africa in 1948, following the election of the Herenigde Nasionale Party, later renamed the National Party. Under this policy, racial discrimination was institutionalized. The lives of the Africans, who made up almost 75 per cent of the population, were controlled by the unjust segregation laws from birth to the grave. They were proscribed where to live, who to marry and the type of education they would receive in the country of their birth.

Multicolr Search Lab - Idée Inc.

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We extracted the colours from 10 million of the most “interesting” Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour.

Flickr ! C’est aussi des milliards de visages ! « Flickr Blog

Nous avons lancé une nouvelle fonctionnalité “Personnes présentes sur la photo” qui vous permet maintenant de mettre des noms sur des visages de membres de l’univers Flickr. Cet outil va donc vous faciliter la vie pour mettre en avant des membres que vous avez photographiés

flump - onairbustour - Simple Flickr image downloader - Project Hosting on Google Code

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flump is a simple application that allows your to download all of the public photos for a specific Flickr account.

Flickr Officially Comes to the iPhone

iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr, but Flickr (Flickr) hasn’t really returned the love to iPhone users…until now. Because, you know, having your website optimized for the iPhone is one thing, and having a full fledged, native application for the platform is another.

20th Century Remembrances : un album sur Flickr

Yet more of the Weird, sometimes funny, sometimes sad but decidedly interesting slides of the 20th Century. All of them were up for grabs at estate sales or garage sales or in the trash, their owners long gone. So I came to the rescue with my trusty scanner and Photoshop. Some of the slides had labels and others needed labels. I provide song lyrics when inspired. Leave your thoughts - that's why I've posted them...

Bento! : un album sur Flickr

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Bentos ghibli, zelda & co assez terrible

Flickr Lightroom Preset Extractor

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Copy this bookmarklet to your bookmark toolbar: Retrieve Preset Then if you see a Flickr photo you like, click the bookmarklet and the Preset Extractor will attempt to generate a Lightroom Preset for the Flickr photo you are viewing. Only photos that have a Creative Commons license, or are in the public domain, or are part of our Flickr Group will work with this tool.

Flickr : Ajouter un weblog

Ce que vous saisissez dans le champ objet de votre e-mail, sera votre tweet et le titre de votre photo sur Flickr. Votre tweet peut comporter jusqu’à 116 caractères et nous ajouterons une URL courte menant à votre photo.

Masks Design for Sea Animals : un album sur Flickr

Masks design for Children coming to Sydney Aquarium for annual holiday new sea creatures.

upscale typography » Blog Archive » Drawing with Type

This is one of the newest apps for the Apple iphone. The concept is very simple. Drawing with letters. The first release came out late May, but the project started back in 2005 as an online project for the web. You simply type a sentence or word and then you start drawing. You may save it, email it or upload it to the typedrawing flickr group. The new 1.2 update goes one step further. Now you can set colors, typeface, text size, and undo & redo. This is the type of application that makes you spend many creative hours with your iphone or ipod touch.

Fraser Speirs – On the Flickr support in iPhoto ‘09

As you may know, Apple added Flickr uploading to iPhoto ‘09. As you may guess, I was a little perturbed at this since I pay my mortgage by selling, er, a Flickr upload plugin for iPhoto. I acquired my copy of iLife ‘09 yesterday and decided to dive deep on how Apple have implemented Flickr integration in iPhoto ‘09. Here are the results of my investigation. Be aware as you read that this is the result of a morning’s click-around investigation and not months of serious use. I will do my best to give an honest assessment of what is in iPhoto ‘09, and you’ve already read my full disclosure in the previous paragraph.

Flickr Hit Hard By Yahoo Layoffs

Yahoo layoffs have started and seem to have hit the Flickr team. Many engineers from the service have been either laid off or are leaving on their own.

{matd} Michael Twyman's typographic delights : un album sur Flickr

Typographical details of Michael Twyman's ephemera collection. - French posters 19/20th Century - Telephone Directory - Time History charts - Pop Up Books - Non-Latin books - Forms