Flickr Adds Collections To Enhance Organization

March 16, 2007

Photo-tagging Web site Flickr announced it has added a new feature to the site that allows users to further organize their photo sets beyond simply creating subsets.

Photo-tagging Web site Flickr announced it has added a new feature to the site that allows users to further organize their photo sets beyond simply creating subsets.

According to the photo-sharing site's blog , the new functionality will be known as 'collections,' and will let Flickr posters create a type of 'container' into which they can place either sets of photos or even other entirely separate collections.

Flickr says that hierarchies as deep as five collections can be created with no limit on how many sets of photos are placed into an individual collection. Furthermore, each unique collection can be labeled with either a user- or auto-generated mosaic icon.

For users of Flickr pro - the site's upgraded pay service that lets users have unlimited storage, uploads, and bandwidth - the new 'collections' function can be used to create and edit within the Organizr, under the 'sets and collections' tab. Once users create collections, they can also choose different labeling preferences.

Flickr also added a new layout preference that lets posters choose to display the standard small sized images or as many as five medium-sized images, according to the blog posting.

The popular photo sharing service says it is planning to offer further customizations in the future, but wants to get a feel for what works and what doesn't first.

Copyright 2007 by Ziff Davis Media, Distributed by United Press International

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