1,000+ images on Share Wales Flickr
We are delighted to report that the Visit Wales:Share Wales Flickr Group now features 1,059 photographs from 133 members (18 October 2012). The Group is building as a substantial source of high quality images that cover all aspects of Wales - beaches and mountains, cities and villages, festivals and sporting events. As of October 2012 we will be selecting a Flickr image for each of our Blog posts.
Stop Press, March 2013: Membership now stands at 197, with 1,414 images in the Group pool. Please spread the word and help us reach our next target - 250 members and 2,000 images.
The purpose of the Group is to provide a 'bank' of high quality photographic content that can be used by tourism marketers to promote Wales via their individual web sites and thereby add to the 'destination marketing cloud'. All contributions are welcome but please note the condition on licensing in Step 6 below; and please ensure that your image(s) are enabled for sharing, including an embeddable HTML code.
To join the Visit Wales:Share Wales Flickr Group
1. Sign up for a Flickr account if you don't already have one. Your account ID comes in handy for all sorts of sign-ups, so make sure that the email address you use reflects the name of your organisation. To create a Flickr account click here.
2. Choose a name for your Flickr account. Again, this should reflect the name of your organisation (eg Bryn Llewelyn B&B) - it will appear as a byline when your pics are viewed.
3. We recommend that you fill in a profile that says something about you and YOUR ORGANISATION. Use the facility provided to link to your own web site.
4. Upload photographs. Best done singly rather than in batches, so that you can add individual detail to each shot (see below). Once each upload is complete you will be prompted to 'Add a Description'.
5. For pictures that you intend to add to the Share Wales Group (and this is good practice generally) proceed as follows:
a) Insert tags as per the Group Guidelines. Once this has been done you can add your own tags to help search engines find your pic.
b) Give your pic a title.
c) Add a description - place your own white stone on the cairn of destination marketing!
d) Save. The pic will be added to 'Your Photostream' (in the drop-down menu on the 'You' tab).
6. Go to 'Your Photostream' and click on the pic. A page will open with a number of editing options. To be compliant with Share Wales Group licensing you will need to go to 'Owner Settings' (bottom right). The default setting on copyright is 'All Rights Reserved'. Click on 'edit' and select one of the 'Creative Commons' licensing options, for example 'Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs', which means that users must give a photo-credit, are unable to alter the photograph in any way and are unable to reproduce for resale.
7. Join the Visit Wales:Share Wales Group. Click on Group Pool 'Add Photos'. In the new window, click on the pics from Your Photostream that you would like to upload to the Group. Simples. It is best to upload small batches at spaced intervals so that your content is more widely distributed across the Group pool.
It is worth noting that additional editing options are available during step 6 above. The location can be pinned to the map at top right, and you can tag people who appear in the photo if required. You can view a series of videos on sharing with Flickr on our Share Content page.
To use images from the Share Wales Flickr Group, click on the photograph to go the contributor's page, click the 'Share' button (at top) and select 'Grab the HTML Code' from the dropdown menu. Then copy and paste into the HTML code on your web site. Remember to give an appropriate credit. All 'shared' images will contain a link back to the originator's Photostream - and the information in the originator's profile (see step 3 above). Click the image below to see how it works.
Editor's Choice from Share Wales on Flickr. Llyn Elsi, Betws-y-Coed by June Figg.
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