Upload your photos

Once your photos are ready, you’re required to upload them to Flickr. We also encourage uploading your best photos to the TEDxHub and other online forums and social media sites. The farther they’re spread, the better!

Upload your photos to Flickr

You’re required to upload all photography taken at your event to Flickr. Tag each photo "TEDx" and "TEDx[place name]" (this must be your officially licensed event name, without extra spaces), and any other appropriate tags.

  • Upload the images in the highest resolution possible.
  • Photos of TEDx events should be released under a Creative Commons license ("Attribution - NonCommercial - NonDerivative"), so they can be freely shared and reposted.
  • Regional restrictions: If Flickr is unavailable in your region, contact us at tedx@ted.com about alternatives.

Create a Flickr account

Flickr provides free accounts for up to 1,000 images. If you would like to upload more than 1,000 images, you can create a Flickr Pro account. To create a free Flickr Pro account, fill out this Flickr NonProfit Account Request form. You should receive your Flickr Pro account within one week of submitting the form.

  • When filling out the form, under Organization Name, enter your TEDx event name (e.g. TEDxVienna).
  • In the field labeled Tax ID Number, enter the URL of your official TEDx event page found on TED.com (e.g. https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/27458).
  • If you need any help with this process, you can contact Flickr support.

Upload your best photos to albums in the TEDxHub

While you are required to upload all photos to Flickr, make sure you share your best photos with other organizers on the TEDxHub. Whether it is to show off your cool stage designs or show items in your gift bags, let the community know!

When you post your pictures, make sure to:

  • Attribute the photos to your photographer.
  • Add the speaker’s name and TEDx Talk title in each relevant photo.
  • Don’t just post a slideshow of the album to your website and blog, but also make sure to showcase individual pictures with highlights, and quotes from the event.

Other spaces to share photos

Think about other online forums that might be good for sharing your photos. After all, the more you share them, the wider your reach will be! Here are a few other platforms to consider:

  • TEDxHub
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Google+
  • Tumblr
  • Your TEDx event blog

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Rules to remember
  • Photos should look natural — don’t modify your photos in a way that doesn’t reflect the reality of the scene. This means adjusting contrast, color balance, and applying filters or airbrush.
  • Credit the photographer in the digital image with metadata (never watermarks, text, etc.).
  • Photos of TEDx events must be released under a Creative Commons license.

Make sure to read all TEDx photography rules.