The Top 10 Flickr for iPhone Tips

You can now capture, share and discover even more with the new Flickr for iPhone, the most popular camera with our users. Below are a few helpful tips to get you started. You don’t have it yet? Well, head over here to get it now.

1. Tilt your phone to see millions of pixels.

Just go to any photo page and simply tilt your phone to the side. You’ll see the photo in full screen view. In the background we’ve loaded a high resolution version so when you zoom in you can see still all of the details and the photo stays crisp and sharp.

Millions of pixels! Just tilt your phone!

2. Learn more about every photo.

While pixels are important, and we show you millions for each image, the data behind the photo also helps tell a story. Tap on the little (i) – icon in the top right corner of a photo to learn more: where the photo was taken, how it was taken (shutter speed, ISO, what kind of camera, etc.), and what groups and sets the photo has been added to.

Photo detail view

3. Apply a single filter to multiple photos at once.

Did you fall in love with a particular filter? We’ve made it easy for you to apply it to multiple photos at once. You simply select the photos from your camera roll that you’d like to edit then go to the filter screen and tap and hold the filter that you want for your photos. And just like that, all of your photos are Panda-ized.

Apply filter to multiple images

4. Fix red eyes in a snap.

If the photo you took isn’t quite right, just launch the built-in photo editor by tapping the pencil icon in the filter screen. From here you can crop the photo, change the brightness, tune up the saturation, and also remove those red eyes.

Filter selection
Built-in photo editor
Red eye fix

5. Discover new photographers.

Flickr is home to an amazing photography community of more than 80 million people. While seeing photos from your friends and family is important, you might also be inspired when you see photos taken by other people. Flickr for iPhone helps you find these other people. To help us find the right photographers for you, tap on “Find Friends” and then “Contact Recommendations.” Once there, browse through the photos and choose the six that you like best. We’ll then present you with a list of recommended Flickr users you can follow by adding them to your contacts.

Contact Recommendations
Contact Recommendations
Contact Recommendations

6. Mute something in your activity feed.
Activities and conversations related to photos is one of the things people love about Flickr. We’ve made it easy to engage with the Flickr community and we’ve made it equally easy to mute conversations that you’d like to leave. Simply swipe over the item in your activity feed and tap the mute button. Easy.

Mute something in Activity feed

7. Highlight your favorites.

If you like a photo it’s easy to favorite it. In the contacts view, just double-tap an image to add it to your favorites. You can even favorite photos directly from any of the magazine-like justified views.

Double tap to fave
Double tap to fave

8. Quick-Upload from your camera roll.
Do you have a lot of photos on your camera that you want to send to Flickr? No problem. Double tap on the camera icon to access your phone’s camera roll. From there you can select as many photos as you want and quickly add them to Flickr.

9. Moderate your groups on-the-go.

The Flickr community loves groups. And we want to give moderators even more reasons to love Groups. Now group moderation can be done directly from the iPhone. Group moderation features are available for group moderators by tapping on small (i) icon on the upper right corner of a group page and then by tapping on the gears icon on the next screen.

Group page in iPhone App
Admin options

10. Share your photos with the world.

Flickr is all about photo sharing and our goal is to make your photos look amazing regardless of where you share them. Your Flickr photos look great on Facebook, appear as they should on Twitter, and with Tumblr we give you even more sharing controls. You can add tags that are associated with the Flickr photo to your Tumblr post and you can also schedule your post by adding it to the queue or by saving it as a draft first.

Twitter sharing from Flickr
Facebook sharing from Flickr
Extended Tumblr sharing options

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Posted By
Markus Spiering

Product Chief and Americas GM at EyeEm, former Head of Product at Flickr and mobile product guy at Yahoo. Photographer and writer of a few tech books.