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Importing photos from photo-sharing services

From: Creating Photo Books with Blurb

Video: Importing photos from photo-sharing services

Online photo sites like Flickr have become really popular as a place to share and store photos. If you store photos on a photo site like Flickr or Photobucket, Picasa Web or SmugMug, you can slurp your photos down from there straight into a BookSmart book library. Let's see how this works with Flickr. I'll click Get Photos and then I'll choose Flickr.com. Now the first time I do this, I've to go through a little authorization handshake between Flickr and BookSmart. I'll click Authorize in this message box. That opens my web browser to Flickr and here I'll sign in.

Importing photos from photo-sharing services

Online photo sites like Flickr have become really popular as a place to share and store photos. If you store photos on a photo site like Flickr or Photobucket, Picasa Web or SmugMug, you can slurp your photos down from there straight into a BookSmart book library. Let's see how this works with Flickr. I'll click Get Photos and then I'll choose Flickr.com. Now the first time I do this, I've to go through a little authorization handshake between Flickr and BookSmart. I'll click Authorize in this message box. That opens my web browser to Flickr and here I'll sign in.

Here, Flickr is telling me that Blurb wants to link to my Flickr account, and over here it says that if I got to this page because I asked blurb to connect to this account, click here. So I'll click Next. Flickr wants me to authorize blurb to access the Flickr account. So I'll click OK, I'll authorize it. And now I've successfully authorized blurb. I'll close this window per the instructions and go back to Blurb and here there's another message. I'm told to click Continue once I've authorize BookSmart in my web browser.

So I'll click Continue and that connects Blurb and Flickr. The next time I use Flickr with BookSmart, I won't have to jump as many hurdles. I happen to have two sets in my Flickr photo stream. one of cover shots with a couple of photos and one of valley views. I can select both sets and bring them down into my BookSmart library by checking them right here, or I could go to Photostream and I could see the individual photos inside of the sets. I could magnify a photo to check it out more closely and if I decide I want that photo, I can check it here.

I'm going to check all of these and then I'm going to click Download and the photos download straight into the My Photos library of the book that's opened in BookSmart. If I scroll down, you can see them here. They're already to be added to this book.

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Creating Photo Books with Blurb

44 video lessons · 9152 viewers

Jan Kabili
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  1. 2m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 42s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 12m 58s
    1. Choosing a theme
      2m 24s
    2. Planning a book
      4m 13s
    3. Organizing your assets
      6m 21s
  3. 1h 23m
    1. Preparing your photos for BookSmart
      5m 59s
    2. Color-managing your photos for BookSmart
      7m 7s
    3. Starting a new book in BookSmart
      6m 17s
    4. Importing photos from your computer
      4m 35s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      7m 13s
    6. Importing photos from Lightroom
      6m 29s
    7. Importing photos from photo-sharing services
      2m 6s
    8. Touring the BookSmart interface
      3m 40s
    9. Laying out pages
      4m 23s
    10. Placing photos on pages
      6m 27s
    11. Troubleshooting image size issues
      4m 33s
    12. Adding text
      5m 2s
    13. Creating a cover
      7m 10s
    14. Customizing your book
      7m 52s
    15. Uploading your book to Blurb
      4m 28s
  4. 1h 12m
    1. Starting a new book in Bookify
      5m 30s
    2. Troubleshooting photo importing issues
      7m 16s
    3. Importing photos from photo-sharing services
      3m 6s
    4. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      2m 9s
    5. Importing photos with the Lightroom plug-in
      7m 21s
    6. Completing a Lightroom book
      4m 30s
    7. Touring the editing interface
      6m 41s
    8. Placing photos on pages
      5m 10s
    9. Troubleshooting image size issues
      2m 56s
    10. Changing page layouts
      4m 17s
    11. Adding, deleting, and moving pages
      3m 3s
    12. Styling your book
      4m 18s
    13. Adding text
      5m 44s
    14. Creating a cover
      7m 43s
    15. Publishing your book to Blurb
      2m 25s
  5. 26m 46s
    1. Why use PDF to Book with Adobe InDesign?
      2m 1s
    2. Preparing your photos for InDesign
      8m 32s
    3. Downloading and installing the InDesign plug-in
      1m 45s
    4. Using the InDesign plug-in
      7m 39s
    5. Uploading your PDF to Blurb
      6m 49s
  6. 11m 46s
    1. Ordering your book
      4m 14s
    2. Selling in the Blurb bookstore
      3m 36s
    3. Marketing your book
      3m 56s
  7. 41s
    1. Goodbye
      41s

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