How To: Create Flickr Smart Sets


The Flickr site is back up and functioning, which means you can try out our how to of the day: Flickr Set Manager. Flickr Set Manager is a handy web-based tool that allows you to create “smart” Flickr sets using a wide variety of criteria — very similar to smart playlists in iTunes.

Define your sets based on interestingness, date posted and tags, or generate a completely random set of images. There’s even an option to automatically regenerate your set once a day.

As with any Flickr tool, you’ll need to authorize Flickr Set Manager to access your account, but once you do, creating sets is just a matter of defining the criteria through a web form. The app isn’t the fastest site we’ve ever used (probably due to the Flickr API, not the site), so be patient when generating your smart sets.

If you’re wondering what you can do with this tool, here’s a tip: create sets based on multiple tags (the above screenshot is a set that combines the tags “Europe” and “night”).

There’s a myriad of Flickr tools out there if you’re looking to do a little more with Flickr. For a nice list of what’s available check out FlickrBits.

[via O’Reilly Radar]

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