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Project: SmartSetr - SmartSets for Flickr

posted by Eric Appel      15 Comments

Until now you have always had to manually create sets on Flickr.  You could either go to the Organizer and select photos you wish to add to the set, or you could send photos to sets from the photo's page.  With SmartSetr you can now dynamically add your photos to sets by specifying criteria and SmartSetr will create the set and add the matching photos for you. 

SmartSets are sets on Flickr that are updated for you in an automated way. For example, if you have a SmartSet based on the tag "flower", anytime you add photos to flickr tagged with "flower" they will automatically be added to your flower set for you (after you click refresh on SmartSetr).

To update the photos contained in your SmartSets you must come to the SmartSetr site and click "Refresh All SmartSets". By clicking refresh, SmartSetr will query Flickr for the photos that match the set criteria and add them to the set. I am currently working on a way to automatically update everyone's SmartSets throughout the day, as well as a bookmarklet to let you manually update SmartSets from anywhere.

There are several types of criteria that you may use to create SmartSets including tags, text, date taken, and date uploaded. You may also filter the SmartSets by privacy level, and you may sort the SmartSets by a variety of criteria including interestingness, etc.

For text based SmartSets there are several search operators that may be used including AND, OR, and NOT. For example, to create a SmartSet that contains all of your photos of red flowers you would create a SmartSet based on the text "flower AND red".

Your Flickr sets that are SmartSets should be fully managed by the SmartSetr site, except that you may change the primary photo for the set on Flickr and reorder your sets on Flickr.

Here are some interesting ideas for SmartSets

  • All photos taken in 2006 sorted by interestingness
  • All photos from any year sorted by interestingness
  • All photos tagged with macro (dependent on your tags)
  • All photos tagged with certain lenses, i.e. "canon 50mm f/1.8 II" (dependent on your tags)
  • All photos tagged with the name of a conference, i.e. CES, Macworld

For more info on SmartSetr see the SmartSetr group on Flickr.  To send me a message directly send me a message on Flickr.


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Sunday, January 07, 2007 9:48:13 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I love this and had wished that Flickr could do this kind of thing for a while. I sent you this question on Flickr, too, but it seems others might also be interested in the answer. Is there a way to limit the number of images within a set?

BTW, your comment box is stretching as I type. It isn't word wrapping. Need to check that out.
Friday, January 12, 2007 12:32:38 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Really great stuff Eric. Nice work. Sorry I missed your Twitter message before. Was working like a madman in Vegas at CES. Keep up the great and interesting work!
Saturday, January 13, 2007 10:06:30 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
This is awesome! Thanks so much for creating this.
Friday, January 26, 2007 8:31:39 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
This is awesome. Good work.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 6:27:33 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
I'm so happy to have been directed to your site (<a href="">from here</a>). I can't believe that this tool has been around so long and I'm just now learning about it. Flickr's own organizr interface is clunky enough that I've been extremely lax about creating and maintaining sets -- with your tool I'm finally getting organized. Thanks so much.
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