How to Share Photos With Friends On Flickr

Uploading your pictures to a photo-sharing platform such as Flickr is a convenient way to share photos with friends, family or co-workers. You can share either single photos, slideshows or entire albums on Flickr by clicking the Share icon.

Connecting Social Networks to Your Account

If you plan on sharing some of your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr, visit the Sharing & Extending page to connect your social network account to Flickr. Connecting an account not only lets you share your photos on your Tumblr blog or Twitter feed by clicking a single button, it also allows Flickr to automatically share your new photo uploads to your Facebook Timeline.

Flickr does not require you to connect all three accounts.
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Click the Connect link next to the social network account you wish to connect and follow the on-screen instructions to authorize the connection.

Tip

You can remove an existing social network connection at any time by clicking Edit next to it and selecting Remove Connection.

Warning

The Facebook Activity Updates feature is turned on by default, allowing Flickr to post your new uploads to your Timeline. To disable it, click Facebook, untick the check box next to Automatically Share and save your changes.

Sharing Photos

Step 1: Selecting a Photo

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Go to your Photostream and click the photo you wish to share.

Step 2: Opening the Share Menu

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Click the Share icon.

Step 3: Sharing Through a Social Network or Email

Flickr lets you share photos directly to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.
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Select a social platform and, optionally, write a few comments about your photo before clicking the Submit or Post button. Alternatively, click the Email icon to send a link to your photo via email.

Step 4: Embedding the Photo in a Web Page or Blog Post

Select HTML if the platform you want to embed the photo on does not support iframes.
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Copy the embed code to your Windows Clipboard and paste it in your Web page's source code or in your blog post.

Step 5: Sharing a Direct Link to Your Photo

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Click Link to reveal a direct link to your photo. You can share that link with friends or family by, for example, sending them a message on Skype or any other instant messaging application.

Step 6: Embedding Your Photo in a Forum Post

Optionally, select an alternate photo size from the drop-down menu.
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Select BBCode and copy the embed code to your Clipboard. You can now paste that code into a post on any Internet forum that supports BBCode.

Warning

If you attempt to share a photo you previously labeled as private, you cannot share the photo on Twitter, Tumblr or Pinterest by clicking the respective icons. However, you can still share the photo to Facebook, embed it in a Web page or forum post or send a link to it by email.

Sharing Albums

Step 1

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Open the You menu from the Flickr toolbar and select Albums. Click the album you want to share.

Step 2

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Click the Share icon.

Step 3

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Click any icon to either share the entire album to the selected social network or to send a link to the album by email.

Step 4

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Select Grab the Link to reveal a direct link to the album.

Sharing Slideshows

Step 1

You can find the Slideshow icon in the Photostream or Album toolbar.
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Right-click the Slideshow icon from your Photostream page or from an album and select Open Link in New Tab.

Step 2

Selecting Customize This HTML lets you edit the size of the embedded slideshow.
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Open the browser tab that contains your slideshow and click the Share link to open a pop-up window.

  • Copy the URL if you want to send a direct link to the slideshow to a contact.
  • Copy the Embed Code and paste it in a Web page's source code to embed the slideshow in the page.
  • Select Email a Link to the Slideshow to send a link to the slideshow by email.