Saturday, 13 August 2011

Flickr Updates Contact View, Adds Light Box Feature And Keyboard Shortcuts

The photo-sharing service Flickr has added some new
display options and a guide to keyboard shortcuts to help users swiftly
navigate around the service.

Flickr has given users the option of selecting photo size right
inside of the stream for their contacts’ recent uploads. Previously, to
get all sizes of a photo, a user would have to click on the picture to
visit a new screen, but now they can do it right from their feed. Users
can view square, small, medium or large photos with this option.

The photo-sharing service, which is known for a minimal display that
enhances users’ ability to showcase their work, has added a new Light
Box feature. You can view all of your contacts’ newest photos in a
large-sized slideshow right on your screen by clicking “Light Box” in
the options on the right hand side of the page. From the Light Box, you
have access to all of the photo’s different sizes.

To help users navigate around the site, Flickr has added various
keyboard shortcuts for some of the service’s most commonly used
features. With the redesigned page, the service introduced dozens of
shortcuts that help users add photos to their favorites and navigate
through the photostream. To view the whole list of shortcuts, all you
have to do is click the “?” key on any Flickr page. Shortcuts include
functions like pressing “L” to view the photo in a lightbox, “G” to add
photos into a group and “C” to jump to the comment field.

Flickr has recently reached some major milestones and is constantly
expanding. The service just hit their 6
billionth photo upload last week and in June they reached 1
million galleries.


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