Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Flickr’s new Camera Roll


The new camera roll function in flickrWithout any fanfare, well not that I have noticed, the revitalised flickr folk have rolled out a new way to view and organize your photos. You can’t miss it its got an orange beta tag beside it and it is now at the top of your You menu tab (where your photostream used to be, its now second).

At the moment it only provides a time line that you can sort by date taken or date uploaded.The Welcome to Camera Roll message. It only show one or a few (more viewed) photos from each month and the months are only expanded for the year you are interested in. At the bottom of the screen you can access icon to adjust privacy, edit selected images and add them to albums. Thus it won’t rival the current photo organise tool, also under the You menu Items on the flickr menu bar, but I still find this organizer a bit clunky so I’m interested to see what extra features  and flickrbots might be added. I do see some glimmers that the camera roll may tackle some of the promising ways everpix (ie the meta collection) seemed to be heading, before it shutdown.

I like the idea of being able to browse through a large collection, be guided to the highlights and have some smarts behind the scene grouping and refining what I see

Not sure Flickr’s camera roll will deliver this but its probably a step in the right direction.

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