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Thing #11 – Flickr Fun

November 7, 2010

Made with "Spell with flickr"


Like many web 2.0 sites, Flickr has encouraged other people to build their own online applications using images found on the site. Through the use of APIs (application programming interfaces), many people have created third party tools and mashups that use Flickr images. Here are just a sampling of a few …

Mashups are hybrid web applications that take features from one application (like Flickr) and mash it up with another.

New mashups come out, literally, every day. Here are some fun ones that work with Flickr:

Flickr Color Pickr – lets you find public photos in Flickr that match a specific color.
Spell with Flickr
lets you spell anything from Flickr photos.
Montagr creates photo mosaics from photos found on Flickr.
Retrievr lets you find photos based on your sketching abilities.
Pallette Generator
– generate a color palette based on a photograph.

Big Huge Labs offers a round-up of Flickr tools.

One of our favorite tools is FD ToysTrading Card Maker. And there’s a ton of librarians out there that have created their own Librarian Trading Card.

So have some fun discovering and exploring some neat little apps!


For fun!


Explore some of the fun Flickr mashups and 3rd party tools linked to above, or just search for flickr mashups on Google.


Create a blog post about one of the tools that intrigues you. Tell us which one you explored and what you liked about it.
How can you use any of these tools in the library? Reading programs, posters promoting library events, librarian trading cards all come to mind as possibilities. What do you think of sharing photos online?

Name this blog post Thing #11.


If you’re up to the challenge, why not create a trading card or another creation using one of the mashup tools?  Save it and post it to your blog!


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