Flickr used to be my go to place for finding images to use in my blog. I’d go in via Creative Commons. It took me a while to figure out which search terms work best, but after a few tries and just coming up with lots of boring pictures of random people, I figured it out.
I must admit I’m one of those people who doesn’t like changes to a website that are just for the sake of change. Did Flickr ask users how they use their site?
With the old Flickr, I’d type in my search word and get a nice selection of thumbnail-sized pictures. There were several on a page, so it was quite easy to quickly glance through them all and pick out one that struck me.
Now, with the stupid new design, I get about 4 BIG pictures on a page. Sure, I can see more details in the picture, but it would take me forever to skim through all the pictures. I have no patience for that.
But, as luck would have it, as I was perusing the Internet for other sources of free images, I came upon this site: Every stock photo.
This website searches the web for free images. As expected, lots of images from Flickr show up in search, but they are the little thumbnails so you can easily see a lot of them on each page.
So my lesson learned from all this is to not settle. If something isn’t working, find another way to make it work. You just never know where it will lead!
So, I have two questions for you:
1. What do you think of the new Flickr design?
2. Have found a work around for something you didn’t like?
Photo is courtesy of El mundo de Laura’s Flickr photostream, under Creative Commons Licensing.