Photography community and marketplace EyeEm is making it easier for photographers to join its service by opening up its Web-based image uploading tool to all new and existing users. The uploader tool first launched last year for Market users looking to sell their photos through EyeEm. Using the tool, photographers can transfer images from services like Flickr and Google Drive to EyeEm, the latter of which auto-suggests tags based on an analysis of each image.
EyeEm supports uploading images from a local computer and the Web services Flickr, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Picasa. After a photo is uploaded, users can add the photo location, manually add tags, and choose from auto-suggested tags. Users can also opt in to EyeEm Market, where they may sell photos and receive 50% of the sale price.
It’s no coincidence that EyeEm’s announcement comes on the heels of the news that Yahoo-owned Flickr will soon be owned by Verizon. A post on EyeEm’s blog appeals to those who are ‘concerned about the unclear future of Flickr’, and stresses that easy importing and auto-tagging should ease the pain of making the transition from another photo sharing community.