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Stewart Butterfield

Flickr was launched on February 10, 2004 by Ludicorp, a Vancouver-based company founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake.
Daniel Stewart Butterfield (born Dharma Jeremy Butterfield; 1973) is a Canadian billionaire businessman, best known for co-founding the photo-sharing website Flickr and the team-messaging application Slack.

Caterina Fake

Flickr was launched on February 10, 2004 by Ludicorp, a Vancouver-based company founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake.
She co-founded the websites Flickr in 2004 and Hunch in 2011.

Ludicorp

Flickr was launched on February 10, 2004 by Ludicorp, a Vancouver-based company founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004.
Ludicorp is a company, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, that created Flickr and Game Neverending.

SmugMug

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It has changed ownership several times and has been owned by SmugMug since April 20, 2018.
On April 20, 2018, SmugMug purchased Flickr from Oath Inc.

Tag (metadata)

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Key features of Flickr not initially present are tags, marking photos as favorites, group photo pools and interestingness, for which a patent is pending.
Within a couple of years, the photo sharing website Flickr allowed its users to add their own text tags to each of their pictures, constructing flexible and easy metadata that made the pictures highly searchable.

Tag cloud

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Flickr was an early website to implement tag clouds, which were used until 2013, providing access to images tagged with the most popular keywords.
The first tag clouds on a high-profile website were on the photo sharing site Flickr, created by Flickr co-founder and interaction designer Stewart Butterfield in 2004.

Brad Garlinghouse

Butterfield wrote a humorous resignation letter to Brad Garlinghouse.
Prior to Hightail, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL for two years, after his role as Senior Vice President at Yahoo! running its Communications business which included the Homepage, Flickr, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger.

Yahoo! Photos

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announced that Yahoo! Photos would close down on September 20, 2007, after which all photos would be deleted; users were encouraged to migrate to Flickr.
purchased Flickr, and closed Yahoo!

Yahoo!

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Yahoo! acquired Ludicorp and Flickr on March 20, 2005.
Yahoo provided social networking services and user-generated content, including products such as My Web, Yahoo Personals, Yahoo 360°, Delicious, Flickr, and Yahoo Buzz.

Glitch (video game)

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Flickr proved a more feasible project, and ultimately Game Neverending was shelved, Butterfield later launched a similar online game, Glitch, which was shut down on November 14, 2012.
But because of difficult financial circumstances at the time, he and his colleagues at Ludicorp instead focused on a side-project which later became Flickr.

MySQL

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Based on information compiled by highscalability.com, the MySQL databases are hosted on servers that are Linux-based (from Red Hat), with a software platform that includes Apache, PHP (with PEAR and Smarty), shards, Memcached, Squid, Perl, ImageMagick and Java; the system administration tools include Ganglia, SystemImager, Subcon and CVSup.
MySQL is also used by many popular websites, including Facebook, Flickr, MediaWiki, Twitter, and YouTube.

Folksonomy

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Flickr has been cited as a prime example of effective use of folksonomy.
The photo-sharing website Flickr is an oft-cited example of a narrow folksonomy.

Windows Photo Gallery

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Users of Windows Photo Gallery, Apple's iPhoto (version 8), Adobe's Lightroom 3.2, Apple's Aperture (version 3.0), and darktable have the ability to upload their photos directly to Flickr.
Windows Photo Gallery also allows sharing of photos by uploading them to OneDrive, Flickr and Facebook.

Geo (microformat)

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Flickr uses the Geo microformat on over 3 million geotagged images.

Yahoo! Maps

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It allows users to modify tags, descriptions and set groupings, and to place photos on a world map (a feature provided in conjunction with Yahoo! Maps).
services, such as Flickr and Upcoming.org, have their content available through web services, with interesting potential for mashups.

Geotagging

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Flickr uses the Geo microformat on over 3 million geotagged images. Geotagging can be applied to photos in albums, and any albums with geotagging can be related to a map using imapflickr.
An example is the Flickr photo-sharing Web site, which provides geographic data for any geotagged photo in all of the above-mentioned formats.

Aperture (software)

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Users of Windows Photo Gallery, Apple's iPhoto (version 8), Adobe's Lightroom 3.2, Apple's Aperture (version 3.0), and darktable have the ability to upload their photos directly to Flickr.
Features of Aperture include non-destructive editing; organization of photographs by keyword, faces (using face recognition), and places (using GPS metadata embedded in image files); brushes for applying effects (such as dodge and burn, skin smoothing, and polarization); and exporting to Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, and iCloud.

Darktable

Users of Windows Photo Gallery, Apple's iPhoto (version 8), Adobe's Lightroom 3.2, Apple's Aperture (version 3.0), and darktable have the ability to upload their photos directly to Flickr.
Raw image formats, JPEG, HDR and PFM images can be imported from disk or camera, and exported to disk, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, email, and to a simple HTML-based web gallery as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WebP, PPM, PFM and EXR images.

Verizon Media

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Verizon reorganized Yahoo!, along with AOL, into a new umbrella company, Oath, which was renamed as Verizon Media on January 8, 2019.

F-Spot

It uses Ajax to emulate the look, feel and quick functionality of desktop-based photo-management applications, such as Google's Picasa and F-Spot.
F-Spot supports two major gallery sites, Flickr and Picasa Web Albums, and also using stand-alone web gallery software, including Gallery and O.r.i.g.i.n.a.l. F-Spot can also generate static web gallery sites and export to Facebook.

QOOP

Flickr offers printing of various forms of merchandise, including business cards, photo books, stationery, personalized credit cards and large-size prints from companies such as Moo, Blurb, Tiny Prints, Capital One, Imagekind, and QOOP.
For instance they had an early partnership with Flickr, and later developed a Facebook app, to make it easy to print and ship photos from those sites.

Picnik

Flickr had a partnership with the Picnik online photo-editing application that included a reduced-feature version of Picnik built into Flickr as a default photo editor.
Users could import photos natively from Facebook, Myspace, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Yahoo Image search, Google+ and also offered options to upload from a computer or to upload from a website.

List of online image archives

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This is an incomplete list of notable online image archives, including both image hosting websites like Flickr and archives hosted by libraries and other academic or historical institutions.

Creative Commons

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The licensing options primarily include the Creative Commons 2.0 attribution-based and minor content-control licenses – although jurisdiction and version-specific licenses cannot be selected.
As of May 2018, Flickr alone hosts over 415 million Creative Commons licensed photos.

List of image-sharing websites

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