Many thanks to Durham parkrun for sharing these intructions with us!
Our event uses a shared flickr group for photographs. This means anybody who takes a picture can submit them.
There are four steps if you've never used flickr before.
•Sign up to flickr
•Join the Hackworth parkrun group
•Upload your photos to flickr
•Add your uploaded photos to the Hackworth parkrun group
:: Signing up to flickr
Signup at: http://www.flickr.com/signup/ - You can sign up to flickr using your existing yahoo, facebook or google login. You'll have a few basic questions to answer, but it shouldn't take more than a minute or two or a few clicks.
When signing up, be sure to check the right license for your content. You can review and change this in your Privacy and Permissions: http://www.flickr.com/account/?tab=privacy - Most people choose to copyright their submissions, but you may prefer to allow non-commercial use.
:: Joining our event's parkrun group
You can join the group by browsing to the event's Photos page, clicking on the flickr link in the text at the top. This will take you to the flickr pool. You just then need to click 'Join this Group' at the top, under the event name. You'll then be asked to confirm you want to join the group: Click the blue 'Join this group' link.
Our event group is at: www.flickr.com/groups/hackworth-parkrun/
:: Upload your photos to flickr
There are two options. It depends on whether you've reduced the size of your photographs. If you haven't, you may have a very long wait (and use up your storage quota very quickly). Most images of sweaty, hard pressed runners, are fine at 'screen resolution' (800px or so). We don't really need high resolution gurning.
•If you've not reduced the size of your photos, you'll probably find it easier to use one of the flickr uploader tools. Download from http://www.flickr.com/tools/ - Once you've downloaded the tool, start it up, and sign in with your flickr details. Once it's running, the most important thing is to then visit preferences and set the 'Automatic resizing': 800 pixels is best for parkrun purposes. This will speed up upload times substantially.
•If you've already reduced the size of your photos (programs like iPhoto and Picasa offer this), you can upload pictures via: http://www.flickr.com/photos/upload/
Once you've uploaded your pictures, you should see your pictures appear in your photostream, which are available at your personalised landing page at: http://flickr.com
Once you've got used to the uploading process, start thinking about tagging your photos - this makes it easier to link to all the photos for an event. Tag them "2011-April-16" (ie. "YYYY-MMMMMMM-DD"), "event parkrun" (eg. "Hackworth parkrun"), and "parkrun". Use double quotes, and separate tags with a comma.
:: Add your photos to the group
So with your pictures uploaded to your photostream, the last remaining step is to submit them to the group. Do this in the Organiser: http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/
•Click Groups, and select your events group. This will list all the pictures currently in the group.
•At the bottom of the screen there's a horizontal bar containing your photos. These are your currently selected content, and defaults to everything.
•We need to select your latest upload, so click the dropdown (by default is shows "All your content"), and select from underneath "Content uploaded on...", the date you uploaded your pictures (probably today's date). This should change the horizontal bar to show your uploaded pictures.
•Click "Select all". You'll see all the pictures get a pink bar, to indicate they've been selected.
•Drag any of the pictures from the bottom bar, into the group area. This will ask you to confirm you wish to add the pictures. Click OK.
•Done! Your pictures are in the group pool!
The only caveat to add is that if you've only just signed up to flickr it may take a little while for your pictures to actually appear on our event website. This is because flickr delay new accounts from doing that for a few days. So long as your pictures appear in the group in the Organiser, they'll soon appear on our event page.
Hope that helps, and we look forward to seeing your pictures soon.