One of the better features in Facebook (and now both Picasa and iPhoto) is people-tagging — allowing users to identify who’s in a picture by mousing over the image. Starting today, Flickr’s joined in the fun.
Using this feature, you can now add any Flickr member to a photo, find photos of friends and keep an eye on photos you’re in. All you’ve got to do to add a contact to one of your photos is click the new Add a person link under the People in this photo header on the right, then type in the username, actual name or email address of the Flickr contact you want to tag. Not sure you like the idea?
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 – after all, everyone has a bad hair day now and then. If you do remove yourself from a photo, only you will be able to add yourself back in. If you decide that People in Photos isn’t your thing, you can remove yourself entirely.
Seems like a nice update for Flickr users, and one long overdue.
Flickr! It’s made of people! [Flickr]