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Photo Group Help
We now have access to an on-line photo album called Flickr. You have to be a Flickr member in order to post photos to it but you don't need to if all you want to do is look at those which have already been uploaded.
So you want to upload some photos…
As mentioned above, you have to be a Flickr member before you can do this. Click on the link in the last paragraph and you will go to the opening page for Flickr.
Click on the "Sign up!" button and away you go! These days Flickr is part of Yahoo! so if you already have a Yahoo! ID you can use that to set up your Flickr account. If not, click on the "Sign Up" link on the form you will see like the one on the left and sign up for one. You don't have to use it for anything else but it does get you and "e-mail for life" address similar to Hotmail.
You will then go through to your Flickr page. At the top of the page you will see some links. Click on "Groups". In the "Your groups" window, type in the words Enfield Town in the "Find a group" box and click the "Search" button. At the moment the only hit you will get is our group. Click on the group name (or if you want to save all that searching, just click the "Photos" link in the menu on this site!) and you will see the main Enfield Town FC group page. Click on the "Join this group?" link. Confirm you want to join in the next page and you will be ready to upload photos.
At the bottom of the page you will see a load of links as shown below.
Click on the "Upload" link in the second row. You will be able to upload up to six photos at a time this way and can include "tags" to be used with all of the ones you are uploading at that time. You can find out more about "tags" by clicking on the little blue question mark. Click on the upload button and then leave the window open. You can open another window or tab (if you rbrowser supports them) and carry on using the internet but leave this one going. This is so you can add titles and descriptions, plus any tags which haven't already been added, once your photos have actually been updated.
There are also some Flickr upload tools which let you batch process photos before uploading anything. Click on the "Tools" link in the bottom row. A popular Linux application not mentioned on the Flickr site at the time of writing is KFlickr. Your repository will probably have this already packed for your distro.
For photos which are going to go in the Enfield Town FC pool, please make sure we can tell which game any action took place in. The easiest way to do this is to include the result, date and competition in the description of your photo. Once you have done this and clicked on the "Save" button, you will see a screen with your latest photos on it, something like the one below.
For each photo you want to add to our group photo pool, or to a set you create, click on the photo and open it in a new window or tab. I find it easier to keep everything within one window so the screencap above shows I opened my photos in different tabs in my browser. Not all browsers do this and that includes Internet Explorer up to version 6 (as I write IE7 is being tested and includes tabs). Once you have a photo opened you should see a series of icons above it, as shown in the screencap below.
Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen! I use Linux as my operating system so I haven't tried Flickr with any Windows browsers. In Linux I have found that sometimes the icons don't show up in Mozilla and Firefox can be the same. If this happens, it is a bug and the Flickr people will get things fixed and usually fairly quickly. Even if the icons don't show up, they do still work, so long as you know where to click! A better all round solution is to use a different browser. I have found that I don't have any problems with Konqueror, Opera or Epiphany (remember to ensure that cookies are enabled though). Click on the "SEND TO GROUP" icon and the groups you have joined will be listed. Click on "Enfield Town FC" and your photo will be added to the pool.
Getting our link to find your photos…
Instead of having thumbnails on the reports pages, as we used to have, we now have a link to a search of the Flickr site. For your photos to be picked up by the link, you will need to include a date tag, with the date in the form ddmmyyyy and "enfieldtown" in the tags. For instance, for the game played on 19th July 2006 (pre-season friendly at home to Barnet) the tags you should use are…
Just change the date for whichever game you are photographing. The date tag will be mentioned on the web site shortly before each game.