My Year in Flickrs
All the photos I’ve posted to flickr this year, stitched together. I’ve updated the script a bit from this one, need to get the gist up to date too after some tidying.
There is nothing I could see in the flickr api to filter colours as there is in the search but I noticed the url for the search contains text=&color_codes=7 so I added that in. Sees to have worked.
Not because my photos are in anyway professional, but because of the wonderful things Flickr does. Flickr allows me to store and organise my photos. I can look at pictures by friends, acquaintances and all sorts of groups.
Most importantly Flickr curates and organises creative commons licensed and public domain photos. These are searchable and Flickr give access to them via an API that is useful and usable by non-professionals. I’ve had an amazing amount of fun and use (professionally as a teacher). To me Flickr is an important part of the web, I have a pro account to support that.
If you use Flickr and don’t have a pro account you can get 25% off with the code 25in2019 or use this link.
All the photos I’ve uploaded this year,
Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Inspired” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
I love the random so love this idea.You mentions a couple of my toys/tools along side some others.
The Random Flickr blendr was originally thought of as a sort of contemplation toy, so I avoided making it easy to grab images. I guess I could make that easier now there seems to be a purpose. I think FlickrCC Stampr used to have a url parameter to kick off a search I’ll look at adding that back in at times.
Side note, I remember Ben Rimes Poetry for People blog. Now gone but discussed here: Come Write Poetry With Me This April! – The Tech Savvy Educator
Update, 1-April-19 : I’ve made a couple of changes that might be useful:
http://johnjohnston.info/fcc/?s=poem adding ?s=searchword will preload the flickr search
On Random Flickr Blendr I’ve added a pause button and move the links for better screenshotting. I changed the links to flickr shortlinks so they can be read from an image (Not very accessible!)
I’m happy to share Flickr’s announcement today that all CC-licensed and public domain images on the platform will be protected and exempted from upload limits. This includes images uploaded in the past, as well as those yet to be shared. In effect, this means that CC-licensed images and public domain works will always be free on Flickr for any users to upload and share.
This is really great news. From a selfish point of view it means my Flickr Stampr will still make it easy for my class to attribute images in their school work.
From a wider perspective the Creative Commons post above expands on both the benefits and costs of Flickr taking this step. As explained the cost for this huge archive of photos will have to be covered by the pro accounts and Flickr’s income. Personally I am delighted to pay for this. I am not a pro photographer but I get a lot of goodness from Flickr. The least of these is probably the storage of my photos. Access to a goldmine of Creative Commons images and an API that is not to complicated for an amateur to play with are the major benefits for me.
This model of providing a free service is hopefully a much better than the free services that lead to shut down that we see so often.
Featured image a screenshot of Random Flickr Blendr using:
Puy Mary, Cantal, France | Pom’ | Flickr (CC_BY license) and
Vergului | youtu.be/rTnXnib2iEA George Enescu – Romanian Poe… | Flickr (attribution license)
I went a little early this year:
I’ve updated the script (gist) to handle a couple of new problems.
I have great fun with this every time I try it, I quite like the results but the tinkering with the script is the fun bit. I sure it could be made a lot more elegant but it works for me.
Beginning January 8, 2019, Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and videos. If you need unlimited storage, you’ll need to upgrade to Flickr Pro.
I got my mail from Flickr today explaining the changes. I’ve a pro account so it will not affect my photos at all.
I’ll be more interested in how it affects search. I often use Flickr photos to illustrate blog post, presentations and in my classroom.
I also encourage my pupils to use cc licensed images. It is hard for 8-11 year olds to attribute but the flick API allows me to help them with FlickrCC Stampr.
I wonder if the search will be less useful. There was some chat about keeping CC Images. I do hope so.
Photos that were Creative Commons licensed before our announcement are also safe. We won’t be deleting anything that was uploaded with a CC license before November 1, 2018. Even if you had more than 1,000 photos or videos with a CC license. However, if you do have more than 1,000 photos or videos uploaded, you’ll be unable to upload additional photos after January 8, 2019, unless you upgrade to a Pro account.
That sound better:-)
A couple of years ago I made a video of all my flickr videos in the style of the now dead pummelvision service.
I dug out the script tidied it up a little, and made the above video with my 2016 photos.
I uploaded the script in the unlikely event that someone else would want to do something like this. It is not a thing of beauty, I am well out of my depth and just type and test. The script need ffmpeg on your computer (I’d guess mac only as it used sips to resize images) and a Flickr API key.
The script also leave you with up to 500 images in a folder. Before I deleted them I made a montage and averaged them using imageMagick
montage -mode concatenate -tile 25x *.jpg out.jpg which is the featured image on this post.
convert *.jpg -average aver.jpeg
I guess all that the average proves is that most of my photos are landscapes, given the hit of a sky…