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Getting Started with Flickr


Portland State University’s official Flickr address is


Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, web services site, and online community created by Ludicorp and later acquired by Yahoo!. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

Portland State users Flickr to:

  • Showcase visual content
  • Generate new and up-to-date content that appeals to target audiences
  • Encourage viewer comments
  • Cross promote photos through Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Instructions for PSU Departments and Groups

Use PSU's official photostream. Do not create a Flickr photostream for your department.

Touch base with Tracy Weber (503-725-8555, for instructions and access to the account.