Where Wanderung posts pictures…
Everyone loves taking photos, and Flickr is a great way to share them with your fellow hikers.
- Sign up/sign in: Signing up is easy if you have a Yahoo email address. Otherwise you will need to sign up for a Yahoo account. The basic account with Flickr is free, but is limited to showing only 200 photos and three sets (plus you can only post photos in 10 groups). A `pro’ account is only $25 US per year and has unlimited storage (along with sets and collections).
- Upload your photos: Once you have a Flickr account, go ahead and upload your photos. To add them to the Wanderung group, you must first join the group. Go to http://www.flickr.com/groups/wanderung/ and click on `Join this group’. One more click to agree to the rules and now you’re a member! This allows you to post photos and take part in any discussions in the forum.
- Add photos to the group: The next step is to add your photos to the group. This is done by clicking on the photo you want to add and then clicking on the icon that says `Send to group’ which you’ll see at the top of your photo, second from the left. (If you can’t see any of those icons, then you’re not signed in to Flickr.) That’s it! Your photo is now part of the Wanderung group. Repeat for all the photos you want to add.
Please note that you should only add a maximum of SIX of your best photos per Wanderung trip (excess photos will be deleted from the pool!). But there’s no limit on how many trips you can post photos from.
- Play Tag: Another great feature of Flickr is the ability to use tags to label photos. You can search for photos with a particular tag so you can easily see what photos other people have taken (not necessarily members of Wanderung). Please add the tag `Wanderung’ to any photos that you add to the group. Also please add the hike details so others will be tempted to try that hike!
There are many other aspects to Flickr but we hope that gets you started! In the meantime, check out the best of 2007 below.