COOL PHOTO WEBSITES
Use these online services to enhance your
digital photographs. By Mark Frauenfelder
Thanks to the rise of inexpensive digital cameras
and photo sharing sites like Flickr, photography
is more popular than ever. I've come across a
number of useful and free web-based services
that make it easier to save, share, organize, and
edit your digital photographs.
How can I download many Flickr
photos at once?
You can batch-download multiple photos from a
Flickr set with a free utility.
It’s tedious work downloading a bunch of full-resolution photos from a Flickr account to your
computer, requiring a lot of back-and-forth mouse
clicking. Windows users have it much easier: they
can grab a copy of FlickrDown ( greggman.com/
pages/ flickrdown.htm), a nifty utility that makes
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it easy to download dozens or even hundreds of
photos from Flickr in one fell swoop.
After launching FlickrDown, enter the Flickr
username you’re interested in. After the thumbnails
load, you can check the ones you want, or select
“All photos” (if the user has lots of photos this could
take a lot of time and consume quite a bit of hard
disk space, so be careful). Then select a directory
to store the files in, and click Download.
How can I immediately share
photos taken with my cellphone?
Use a Blogger or Flickr account to email camera
phone images to your blog or online photo gallery.
Now that the resolution of cellphone cameras is
approaching that of full-scale digital cameras, some
people are using them as their only point-and-shoot
Photography by Mark Frauenfelder