Flickr Adds People Tagging

October 21, 2009, By Alex Ion

Today Flickr added ‘people tagging’, a new feature that will enable you to highlight members that you’ve photographed in a completely new way. ‘People in Photos‘, lets you add a member to a photo, find photos of people you know, and manage which photos you’re in.


To add someone to a photo, you can either type in the member’s name, or you can draw a face boundary on the photo, as with a note. People in Photos has been wired into your your Recent Activity, so you’ll always be up to date with who’s added you to a photo or added other members to your photos.

If you are concerned about privacy, Flickr has preferences so that you are only featured on Flickr in a way that you’re comfortable with. You can set your preferences for who can add you to photos and who can add people to photos you’ve shared. You can even determine on a photo-by-photo basis if you’d like to be featured. If you do remove yourself from a photo, only you will be able to add yourself back in.

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