Flickr Photo sharing website has a very powerful feature called Tags. Flickr
asks photo submitters to organize images using tags (a form of metadata), which
allow searchers to find images related to particular topics, such as place names
or any subject matter. This feature can be very effectively utilized by members
of DiversityIndia groups to make useful pools of photographs. Taking good
phoographs and sharing them with peers is a hard work. We all must try to make
maximum out of the hard work we do. Here are some hints and tips to add Tags to
your photos to make them more visible and useful.
- Identity of species in photographs - Tags related to Common Name,
Scientific Name, Family etc.
- Place of Photography - Village, Town, Tahasil, District, State, Country,
Sanctuary or National Park Name etc. are very useful and important. Filling in
this information makes these pictures available for further research and
- Group Name Tags - Add DiversityIndia and other relevant group tags. See
the amazing results in the following sets. We already have thousands of
pictures in some of the pools.
- Camera Equipment Tags - Like Make and Model of Camera, Lens etc.
- Additional Information Tags - Opportunities are endless. Describing the
organism like Colors e.g. Red or what it is doing e.g. basking, feeding etc.
It is a very simple procedure to Tag photographs. Simply add relevant words
in the Tags box. Remember to add Quotes if we want to add a muilti-word tag e.g.
"Papilio budha" <space> "Paris Peacock" <space> Talakaveri <space> Coorg
<space> Karnataka <space> India <space> "Western Ghats" <space> DiversityIndia
<space> ButterflyIndia <space> Nikon <space> "Coolpix 5700" <space> "Mud
If we tag photographs properly, we will quickly have thousands of photos
together for each of the taxanomic groups. And the more tags we put, the more useful piece of document they
It is NOT just sufficient to upload images on Flickr but need to post them on the DiversityIndia groups.
Here is why we need to post images on groups and here is how we should post them.