Tags and notes!
We’ve released the intitial versions of two cool new features, tags which allow you to sort your photos for easy finding and notes which allow you to annotate regions of photos, pointing out the people, places and things which make up the story.
Tags are ultra-simple keywords that you can apply to photos. We keep a list of the 150 most popular tags, but you’ll also find tags next to the images themselves (example). Click on one of them say, ‘garden’ and you’ll find all of that person’s photos of gardens. Click again, and you’ll see all the photos in the system that have been tagged with ‘garden’.
Stay tuned: both tags and notes will evolve on the road to Flickr’s version 1.0 and become even easier and more useful.