Owned and operated by Yahoo!, Flickr is a Web-based photo resource useful not only for storing large quantities of photos online, but also organising them for easy use and access by the users who photograph them and others who want to find them alike. "Flickr Explore" highlights 500 of the most interesting and popular pictures posted to Flickr each day. Browse Flickr Explore to see if your photos have made Flickr Explore.
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Log into your Flickr account. Move your mouse to the top navigation menu, then click the "Explore" drop-down menu and select the area to search; e.g., "Galleries."
Click the "Choose a Month" drop-down menu to explore photos by month. For example, if a photo you uploaded in July 2009 has generated a huge number of views and you believe it being placed in Flickr Explore was the root of this, click "July 2009" and browse all the photos added to Flickr Explore for that month.
Use the "Flickr Maps" feature to see if photos you've uploaded and "geotagged" to include their geographic location have been added to Flickr Explore. If, for instance, a photo you took in Istanbul, Turkey, has gained extreme popularity, click "A Map of the World," find Istanbul and browse through Flickr Explore photos in the region to search for yours.
Locate specific photos of yours within your own photostream if you can't find them within Flickr Explore. Click "Search" at the top-right corner of Flickr, select "Your Photostream" from the "Search" drop-down menu and enter keywords to cross-reference within photos' titles, descriptions and tags. Click "Enter" to pull up a list of all your photos which match your search criteria.
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