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Image of the flickr logoFlickr is a photo management service that allows you to upload and share high quality photos, connect with friends, and stay in touch. Flickr also provides easy ways to find great images and use social tagging to manage your finds. 

Why Use Flickr?

Flickr is best used for uploading, sharing, and viewing clear, sharp images as compared to other photo-sharing sites, such as Instagram.  Flickr allows you to upload both candid and more professional-grade shots, and the site now gives users a free terabyte of space to upload the highest quality images. Flickr prides itself on its many organizational tools, from sets to collections to galleries to tags that help you best find and share photos.  The site provides many other networking options, such as groups, communities, discussions, and a Flickr blog, making this a powerful social networking tool. 

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