Flickr is one of my favorite web 2.0 applications. While it is not the most popular photo site on the web (ranking 6th behind Yahoo Photos, Photobucket and a few others in visitor metrics according to a Comscore, June 2006 report), Flickr is a fantastic photo repository and social network for photographers and photo enthusiasts alike. It enables a user to meet and stay in touch with people across the globe though photos. The phrase,“A picture is worth a thousand words” is amplified with Flickr as the photos do all the talking.
There are a number of new mashup applications and mashups that have been built for the Flickr obsessed. Preloadr is a useful Flickr-based online photo editing software. It uses the Flickr API to allow users to login to their Flickr accounts from the Preloadr site and then make photo edits and tweaks. FlickrInspector a non-commercial website, that displays publicly available data about single Flickr users. This could be useful in exploring and contenting with other Flickr users. Aside from the recent TechCrunch article pointing the "Flickr Freaks" to Preloadr and FlickrInspector, there was an excellent article written (back in Feburary 2006) on WebMonkey that names it Top 10 Flickr Mashups. The list includes the following:
Retrievr - Search Flickr by visual input
Spell with Flickr - Spell out messages using Flickr photos
Tagnautica - Explore Flickr visually using related tags
Flappr - Flash-based Flickr browser
Captioner! - Add comic captions to your photos
Fastr - Flickr guessing game for hours of enjoyment
Colr Pickr - Combines a html color wheel with Flickr photos
FlickrFling - Parses and maps news stories to photos
Flickrball - Game based on 6 degrees of separation theory
Flickr Sudoku - Combines Flickr photos with Sudoku game
What is your favorite Flickr mashup?