I tend to forget that we constantly add new visitors to CC, and things that we take for granted may not be obvious. Shortly after starting CC, I thought it would be good to have an affiliated site where everyone could share their curbside finds, as well as to create a source for inspiring posts on the main CC page. Hence the CC Cohort flickr page. Here’s the details.
It’s a dedicated group within the huge flickr.com photo-sharing site. The link to the CC Cohort (def: A group of people banded together or treated as a group) is on the upper black menu bar “CC Cohort”. New images are uploaded by our many poster there almost daily. Anyone can comment on them. It’s a remarkable collection of cars from around the world, and I often draw from it for posts to round out our coverage. Thank you to all the Cohort posters; if I’m ever feeling the need for a bit of fresh inspiration, I always find it there. I don’t really need to leave the house anymore. 🙂
To post to the CC Cohort, one needs to open a (free) flickr account, and joint the CC Cohort group. I don’t post there myself, but if one of our Cohort would like to add some more details about the upload process, or any related issues, please do so. And please visit, of course.
I think you need to have an account on Flickr to add photos to the Cohort, because it is only a group of photos from within those on the Flickr website.
To add a photo to the Cohort, believe it or not you click on the “Add Photo” button!
This will bring up a display of your photos that you drag and drop into the upload panes on the right-hand side. You can upload 6 photos at one time.
Always wondered how the Cohort site worked. Thanks.
Are there limits to how big the pictures can be in megabytes? My camera is set to take raw pictures which have to be converted to jpeg format. I can control that process, but a high resolution jpeg is around 12 megabytes.
Personally I reduce the photos to something like 1200×800 or 1600×1200 pixels for file size reasons. The standard picture display size in a CC post is 600 pixels wide but they usually link to a larger version if that is what was uploaded.
Resizing is easy with something like MS Paint or freebie programs (I like Irfanview), to resize a batch of photos one trick is to select them and then go to email them (MS Outlook) which will give you the option to choose a size to compress them to. Some graphics programs have the ability to do this too.
My camera software allows me to specify the size (in pixels) as well as the quality. I can reduce the jpegs to less than a megabyte and still have a decent picture but it won’t be something that can be blown up to 13×19 inches without looking pixilated.
And if you install the Flickr app on your phone, you can post to the Cohort as soon as you take a picture.
I wish I would have better light yesterday, there was a lovely Cadillac Brougham at Ron Tonkin Subaru in The Dalles. Some people here would have loved it, as it looked cherry from my motel’s parking lot (Cousins). Had a 350, wire wheel covers, vinyl top, and in the firemist color.
Here is the listing: http://www.tonkinsubaru.com/used/Cadillac/1990-Cadillac-Brougham-c66d05f30a0a00e03a7c22a869fa9db3.htm