The first time you use SL Share for Flickr, we guide you through the process of opting in. Unless you disconnect your Second Life account from Flickr, you will not need to opt in again:
- Choose Communicate > Flickr... from the top menu bar to open the Upload to Flickr window.
- Click the Account tab of the Upload to Flickr window.
- Click the Connect button; this opens a browser window inside Second Life.
- Provide your Yahoo credentials as requested, then click Sign In to sign into your Flickr account.
- Review the permissions you will be granting Second Life in order to upload photos, then click OK, I'LL AUTHORIZE IT to complete the opt-in process.
You can add a Flickr button to your toolbar in the Second Life Viewer, giving you easy access to the Upload to Flickr window:
- Select Communicate > Flickr... from the top menu bar in the Second Life Viewer.
- From the Toolbar buttons window, click and drag the Flickr button to the bottom or side edge of the Second Life Viewer window. Edges where you can drop the button are highlighted in blue when you pick up the button.
- You can now click the Flickr button to open the Upload to Flickr window. This button does the same thing as choosing Communicate > Flickr... from the top menu bar.
To remove the Flickr button from your toolbar:
- Select Me > Toolbar buttons from the top menu bar in the Second Life Viewer.
- Click and drag the Flickr button from your toolbar onto the Toolbar buttons window to remove it from your toolbar.
- Select Communicate > Flickr... from the menu bar at the top of the Second Life Viewer window.
- Choose a resolution for the photo from the dropdown menu above the image preview.
- Choose a filter from the dropdown menu above the image preview. No Filter is selected by default.
- Write a title for your photo in the Title field.
- Write a short description of your photo in the Description field.
- You may automatically include your second life location in the description by checking the Include SL location at end of description box.
- Include any number of tags in the Tags field, separated by spaces. The tag "secondlife" is included by default.
- Choose a Flickr safety level from the Choose Flickr rating (required) dropdown menu. The safety level is a maturity filter similar to Second Life's maturity rating system, and the exact meaning of Flickr's ratings can be found on Flickr's website.
- Click Upload to upload your image to Flickr.
When uploading a photo, you may choose from several predefined filters to add fun and interesting effects to your photos in Second Life:
- No Filter
- 1970's Colors - Color correction to give a "vintage 1970" look
- Autocontrast - Automatic gray rebalancing from dark to bright based on the image luminosity histogram
- Black & White - Changes the photo to black and white
- Heat Wave - Adds an aged film effect and vignetting
- Intense - Intensifies all color saturation for a more cartoonish look
- Jules Verne - Changes the photo to black and white and adds video scan lines and distortion
- Lens Flare - Add colorize effects to simulate a film camera light leak and lens flare
- Miniature - Sharpen and blur regions selectively to give a "tilt shift" effect
- Newsprint - Use a black and white screening to simulate newspaper screening
- Overcast - Reduces intensity of colors
- Sepia - Color conversion to sepia tones and vignette for a retro look
- Spotlight - Burn the edges and dodge the center to focus the attention in the center of the image
- Toy Camera - Simulate the look and feel of a film toy camera through vignetting and edge blurring
- Video - Adds video scan lines for the look and feel of an old CRT screen
If you have opted into Second Life Share for Flickr, you can opt out and disconnect the feature using the following procedure:
- Select Communicate > Flickr... from the menu bar at the top of the Second Life Viewer.
- Select the Account tab on the Upload to Flickr window.
- Click the Disconnect button. This disables the connection and deletes any related cookies.
- To re-enable SL Share for Flickr, you will need to provide your Yahoo credentials again.