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Create a Free Online Photo Album

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Create your own free online photo album. It's really easy when you use an online photo hosting service that specializes in free online photo albums. When you are ready to start your free online photo album you first need to sign up with one of the photo hosting serivces.

For the purpose of this free online photo album lesson we are going to use the Flickr free online photo album service. I chose this free online photo album service for many reasons. Read my review on Flickr to find out what they can offer you.

Signing Up and Setting Up Your Free Online Photo Album

  1. Go to the Flickr free online photo album service's site and click on the "Sign Up Now!" button.
  2. If you already have a Yahoo ID then all you have to do here is log in to the free online photo album service. If you don't already have a Yahoo ID then click on the "Sign Up" link underneath the log in area and fill out the information you need to sign up for this free online photo album service.

  3. After you sign in to the free online photo album service click on the link that says "Choose your Flickr Web address!" On the next page choose a name for your free online photo album's site. This whole line will be the URL (site address) of your free online photo album. Send the URL of your free online photo album to your friends and family so you can share your free online photo album with them.

  4. After you choose your URL for your free online photo album click on the link at the top left hand of the page that says "Home". Then click on the link that says "Create yourself a buddy icon!". This will be a picture of you or another image that you want to use to represent you on your free online photo album. You can choose to get this image from your computer, from the Web or from your Flickr photos, if you have any photos uploaded to your free online photo album yet.

    If the image you want to use on your free online photo album is on the Web all you have to do is enter the URL of the photo in the image URL line. If you don't have any images or photos on the Web yet then you probably want to add a photo or image to your free online photo album from your computer. To do this click on the link that says "On my computer". On the next page click the browse button and find the image or photo on your computer, then click the "Upload" button. On the next page you will want to move and resize the square to create your icon and then click on the "Make the Icon" button.

  5. Click on the link at the top of the page that says "Home" again.

Setting Privacy Settings for your Free Online Photo Album

  1. At the top of the page click on "Your Account" then click on "Default Photo Privacy".

  2. Choose which privacy settings you want for your photos. These can be changed individually as you upload photos on a photo by photo basis if you want to.

  3. Choose "Save Settings".

  4. Go back to "Home" again.

Next Page -> Upload Photos To Your Free Online Photo Album Service

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