How To Add Photos Into Your Flickr Account


After creating your Flickr account you will need to add your personal photos. Adding photos allows you to organize your digital images as well as share them with your friends. Before you add photos to your account, you need to ensure that you have uploaded all your photos to your personal computer.

Step 1 - Sign in to Your Flickr Account at  

You will again be redirected to sign in to your Yahoo! email account. Click on the "Upload Photos and Video" button on the right hand side of the screen. On the next page, click on "Choose Photos and Videos". Choosing this option will open a window on your personal computer to allow you to browse your files. Choose a photo from the file on your computer that you would like to add and click "Open" in this window. You can now choose additional photos to upload to the site by clicking "Add More" at the bottom of the box on the screen, then following the above steps.

Step 2 - Set Permissions

You will need to set permission for who can view these photos and/or videos. You can choose to make them public for everyone to view or you can make them private. If you choose to make the photos and/or videos private you will have two choices. You can choose "Visible To Friends" or "Visible To Family" under the private radio button. You can also choose to click on both options under the private setting.

Step 3 - Upload Photos or Videos

Once you are finished setting permissions and uploading photos you can click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the bottom of the screen. Flickr will now upload the photos to the website. Depending on the number of photos and/or videos you have chosen as well as the size of the files this may take some time. Once they are uploaded, the message "Finished! Next: add a description, perhaps?" will display at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4 - Add a Description

Click on the "Add a description" that is highlighted in the message that is displayed on the screen. You can now add text to describe the photos and/or videos that you have uploaded to the website. Once you are finished, click "Save" at the bottom of the screen. You have now successfully added photos and/or videos to your Flcikr account. 

Continue within our Flickr Instructional series of Articles: 

  1. How To Create a Flickr Account
  2. How to Add Photos Into You Flickr Account
  3. How To Tag And Organize Your Photos on Flickr
  4. How To Add Notes To Your Photos in Flickr
  5. How To Geotag Your Photos on Flickr
  6. How To Create A Set Within Flickr
  7. How To Join Groups On Flickr
  8. How To Interact With Contacts On Flickr
  9. How To Create A Flickr Badge To Share Your Photos
  10. How To Share Your Flickr Photos On Your Blog