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Photoshopped images in flickr

July 7, 2008

Do you have a flickr account? May be, you use it to share your wonderful pics with all your friends and showcase your photography talent to the world. I use it altogether for different purpose. There are many like me who go to flickr only to showcase their talent, not in photography but photoshop. There are more than 16,000 photoshop-related groups in flickr.

Some are of the opinion that flickr is basically  a photo-sharing site and  strongly feel that photoshop-manipulated pics should not be allowed in it. What do you say?

I feel that the greatness of flickr lies in its diversity. You will find that various artists, photoshoppers, other digital artists being increasingly encouraged by this incredible platform. flickr, as you all know, is one of the top web.2 sites. It enjoys great popularity not only among photographers but also artists, bloggers, people who actively participate in social networking.

I, therefore, believe that limiting flickr to photography is unjustifiable.

Recently, flickr has decided to allow videos (maximum of 90 seconds length and 150MB size) as well.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 7, 2008 11:43 am

    Being a photography enthusiast, usage of Photoshop is inevitable for me. I agree that it can bring out the best in any photograph…but after an extent of Photoshopping, the image ceizes to be a photograph…one can call it a piece of art…but not a photograph!

    PS I use a open source version of PS called Gimp. 🙂

  2. July 7, 2008 12:49 pm

    Flickr did start as a place where people could post their photographs. But the overload of too-much-photoshopped pictures has probably brought about this debate whether Flickr should allow them.

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