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Quick way to find your thousands of photos

Quick way to find your thousands of photos
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It's so easy to take photos and videos from your smartphone these days. In just minutes, you can take dozens of photos of an event, then use an editing app to enhance how they look, then share them on social media sites.

Which is really what photos are all about: sharing your experiences with people you care about. However, there's a downside to all this: photo overload. You've saved so many images that you'd be hard-pressed to remember what's in your collection, never mind find a specific photo in all your folders on all your devices.

Fortunately, the photo site Flickr has been making it easier to organize your photos, search for photos and free up storage space. In fact, the site with 90 million users has overhauled its look and added new features to make your life easier.

One of its newer features is an improved search engine, which uses "intelligent" algorithms. Flickr understands what you're looking for. You can search for photos by colors in the photographs, the orientation of them, like landscape, the location where the photo was taken, or even the event that was being celebrated.

You can search your photos, the photographs of people you follow on Flickr, and through all Flickr's 10 billion images. (Watch a fun video of a Flickr photo collection, next page.) Plus, you don't even have to first save your photos with tags or labels for its search engine to work. Although you can since Flickr now recognizes content.

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