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Publishing to Flickr

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Video: Publishing to Flickr

Although I have talked about Flickr in other contexts and other training titles, I thought it would be helpful to round out our conversation here, and to include a conversation about using Flickr in order to publish and export our photos from Lightroom directly to Flickr. To do that, we need to head to the Library module, and then to the Publish Services panel. Next, we go to Flickr, and we click on Set Up. This will open up our Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog. Now the next few steps are actually really simple. All that we do is give this a Description; I'll go ahead and call this "co - flickr." Next thing I'm going to do is go down to my Flickr account and make sure I'm logged in.

Publishing to Flickr

Although I have talked about Flickr in other contexts and other training titles, I thought it would be helpful to round out our conversation here, and to include a conversation about using Flickr in order to publish and export our photos from Lightroom directly to Flickr. To do that, we need to head to the Library module, and then to the Publish Services panel. Next, we go to Flickr, and we click on Set Up. This will open up our Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog. Now the next few steps are actually really simple. All that we do is give this a Description; I'll go ahead and call this "co - flickr." Next thing I'm going to do is go down to my Flickr account and make sure I'm logged in.

I want to authorize this so this will take me to Flickr. Here it says, "If you arrived here because you asked Photoshop Lightroom to connect, well then click Next. We definitely did, and then we want to authorize that connection. All right. Well, now that we've done that, we can go ahead and navigate, say to our main Flickr page here. All right. Well, let's go back to Lightroom. Back in Lightroom, we have now authorized this connection, so we will click Done, and now it shows us we're logged in. All right. Well, what's next? We can choose how we want to title our images.

I'm just going to leave this blank. I can always add that later. We can choose if we want to rename a file. I don't necessarily want to. I'll leave that as is. And then for File Settings what we're going to do is choose a Quality setting pretty high, somewhere around 80. And then next we go down to Image Sizing. And typically, what you want to do--or at least what I do on Flickr--is I include smaller files. And so in this case, I'm going to choose my Long Edge and choose a resolution that will work well for viewing on a monitor. I don't want to give away the whole file, but just a smaller one. And that will then be posted or hosted on Flickr.

Next, Output Sharpening, pretty straightforward again. Screen and Amount of Standard. And that's about it. If you go down to Metadata, we'll leave that off. Watermarking, I'm going to leave a watermark off. You know just make this image public. Now of course, you can customize these settings to a way that fits your own needs, and I'm kind of skimming over a few, but hopefully you get the gist of things. Next step is to click Save. This will then create a little Photostream connection for Flickr. We can see that here. Well, if I want to upload a few photos, I'll just simply drag them to that Photostream there, and then I'll click on it.

And when I click on that Photostream, what I can do is press the G key to go to the Grid View. Again, it's showing me I've two new photos that I want to publish, or upload, to Flickr. To do that, we can click Publish up here, in the top right-hand corner, or you can always click it down below; same thing. We'll go ahead and click that. Lightroom will then process those images. It'll go through the settings that we defined, or determined, and here you can see it's published those photos. Let's go ahead and check on Flickr to make sure those images have been uploaded. And I'm just going to refresh this view here. And now you can see that we have these new images up on Flickr.

Now here I could change the name of these files. I'll name this one "boats," and I'll name this one "fishermans' rope." Next, I'll click to save that name and also this name. We can see that we've successfully updated those two photographs, and they're now included as part of our Flickr photostream.

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Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques

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  1. 5m 57s
    1. Welcome
      2m 11s
    2. Strategies for success
      1m 49s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 57s
  2. 39m 0s
    1. Understanding how Lightroom, Bridge, and Photoshop work together
      6m 25s
    2. Working with Lightroom, Bridge, and Photoshop
      6m 35s
    3. Maximizing compatibility with Photoshop
      4m 7s
    4. Resolving Camera Raw mismatches
      7m 47s
    5. Customizing external editor naming
      3m 54s
    6. Stacking multiple photos
      5m 25s
    7. What to do when Bridge isn't seeing the raw adjustments
      4m 47s
  3. 18m 30s
    1. Setting up an additional external editor
      6m 38s
    2. Should I work with TIFF or PSD files?
      1m 3s
    3. Setting up an export preset
      4m 4s
    4. Integrating Photoshop actions into Lightroom
      6m 45s
  4. 11m 46s
    1. What are catalogs and why do they matter?
      3m 38s
    2. Where are my images?
      4m 2s
    3. The nuts and bolts of catalogs
      1m 52s
    4. Understanding catalogs, collections, and folders
      2m 14s
  5. 15m 22s
    1. Working with folders
      3m 22s
    2. Working with collections
      3m 55s
    3. The collections workflow
      8m 5s
  6. 16m 5s
    1. Exporting and importing catalogs
      7m 52s
    2. Diagramming multiple catalogs and computers
      2m 10s
    3. When to use multiple catalogs on one computer
      3m 40s
    4. Cleaning up the catalog mess
      2m 23s
  7. 10m 55s
    1. Catalog backup defaults
      4m 7s
    2. Performing a better catalog backup
      3m 45s
    3. Restoring from a backup catalog
      1m 27s
    4. Optimizing catalogs
      1m 36s
  8. 12m 24s
    1. Hard drive options
      9m 50s
    2. Further resources
      2m 34s
  9. 9m 46s
    1. Setting up tethered capture
      3m 12s
    2. Custom tethered capture white balance
      6m 34s
  10. 43m 38s
    1. Enhancing eyes
      8m 59s
    2. Whitening teeth
      2m 51s
    3. Smoothing skin
      6m 45s
    4. Reducing small blemishes
      6m 56s
    5. Darkening or dodging with the Adjustment brush
      2m 29s
    6. Adding dimensions and contrast
      4m 53s
    7. Retouching workflow with Photoshop and Lightroom, pt. 1: Reducing blemishes
      7m 10s
    8. Retouching workflow with Photoshop and Lightroom, pt. 2: Smoothing skin
      3m 35s
  11. 21m 42s
    1. Understanding color space and preventing color profile mismatch
      3m 29s
    2. Monitor calibration with ColorMunki
      1m 5s
    3. Working with ColorChecker Passport
      59s
    4. Creating and exporting a ColorChecker Passport profile
      5m 44s
    5. Choosing and applying a profile
      6m 42s
    6. Saving a profile as a preset
      3m 43s
  12. 19m 0s
    1. Are your prints too dark?
      5m 47s
    2. Monitor brightness presets
      3m 4s
    3. Custom grid layouts
      3m 38s
    4. Importing and exporting custom presets
      2m 31s
    5. Exporting from Lightroom to Pictage
      4m 0s
  13. 20m 19s
    1. Designing a custom watermark in Photoshop
      7m 0s
    2. Implementing a custom watermark
      3m 54s
    3. Using a custom watermark for effect in a slideshow
      5m 54s
    4. Using a custom watermark for effect in a web gallery
      3m 31s
  14. 15m 28s
    1. Exporting images for a Blurb photo book
      6m 45s
    2. Downloading and installing Blurb BookSmart
      44s
    3. Building and designing a Blurb book
      7m 59s
  15. 17m 26s
    1. Publishing to the iPhone or iPad
      8m 45s
    2. Publishing to Facebook
      2m 24s
    3. Publishing to Flickr
      3m 19s
    4. Publishing to SmugMug
      2m 58s
  16. 17m 31s
    1. Web galleries and web hosting
      2m 52s
    2. Creating and uploading a gallery
      6m 29s
    3. Popular web gallery plug-ins
      3m 10s
    4. Installing and uploading a web gallery plug-in
      5m 0s
  17. 25m 44s
    1. Exporting to burn on DVD or Blu-ray
      5m 33s
    2. Exporting to a blog
      9m 16s
    3. Exporting for the web
      3m 26s
    4. Exporting and posting a slideshow or video
      4m 34s
    5. Creating a Lightroom screensaver
      2m 55s
  18. 10m 10s
    1. Creating a client web gallery template
      4m 1s
    2. Sending high-resolution images via FTP
      6m 9s
  19. 10m 23s
    1. Emailing images from Lightroom
      5m 31s
    2. Emailing images from Lightroom with Gmail
      4m 52s
  20. 11m 59s
    1. Installing plug-ins
      6m 17s
    2. Accessing plug-ins
      3m 10s
    3. Creative plug-in resources
      2m 32s
  21. 45m 6s
    1. General navigation shortcuts
      6m 21s
    2. Importing shortcuts
      5m 49s
    3. Library module shortcuts
      8m 15s
    4. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 1
      4m 42s
    5. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 2
      4m 29s
    6. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 3
      5m 24s
    7. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 4
      3m 39s
    8. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 5
      5m 11s
    9. Shortcut resources
      1m 16s
  22. 6m 13s
    1. General tips
      2m 28s
    2. Increasing the cache size for greater speed
      3m 45s
  23. 55s
    1. Goodbye
      55s

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