Iâ€™ve been lately noticing more and more people on twitter using URLs with the flic.kr domain as short ULRs for their pictures on flickr so I decided to do some research and find out how they did this.
It turned out that the short URL of every picture is provided by flickr and is included in the HTML code of the flickr page page itself.
To find out the code to your picture here is what you should do
Open the flickr page of your desired picture, e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/akhater/3188623049/
N.B.: make sure not to include any /in/set-xxxx in the URL, for e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/akhater/3188623049/in/set-72157600048927403/ will not work, you should stop before the in/set-xxxx part
Right click â€“> View source
Now search for the â€œflic.krâ€ string you should find something like
<link rev="canonical" type="text/html" href="http://flic.kr/p/5RLwxt" >
I think you guessed that you only need to copy the red part of the code above, this is your short flickr URL
Now if you happen to use firefox and Greasemonkey you will only need to download and install this script that will display the current photo's flic.kr link on the page. A worthwhile script to be added Top 10 greasemonkey scripts for flickr.
More on flickr shortening service
Jim’s project, “Best Photos From 2008”, was a success 93 photographers from around the globe shared their best work of 2008 and are not to be missed !
Do take care to visit these galleries, most are just wonderful
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Since I’ve only had 4 submissions for the project “Document Christmas” I will extend its deadline till January 6th 2009 the day Christmas is celebrated in some Christians rites.
So it is another chance for you to give it a try, with only 4 submissions your chances of winning are pretty pretty good.
Happy holidays to all
It is (big) time to finish the “In your bedroom” photography project.
I can’t say the project had a lot of entries but I would like to thank the 7 peoples who did take the time to participate and I am sorry for my poor performance in keeping it in a timely fashion.
I would like to take the opportunity to remind you that there is a 1 year free pro smugmug account to be won right now at adidap (for a total value of $150) do not miss it!
Oh God I have some unfinished business here at adidap!