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Uploading photos to Flickr

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Now that I've set up my connectivity with Flickr, I'm ready to upload one of my photos to my Photostream. It's actually pretty simple. All that we need to do is to select the photo, and then we can drag it over here to our Photostream. Now, you'll notice that currently it says Import and Export. Well, if you click on Photostream, it will change this button to Publish. What I can do then is I can go ahead and click on this Publish button up top or the Publish button down below. It will show me the progress, that it's updating my Photostream, and eventually Lightroom will update saying, "hey, you know what, this photo has been published, and it is now live on Flickr." Well, what I need to do next is either go to my browser, or even better, you can right-click or Ctrl+click and choose Show in Flickr.

Uploading photos to Flickr

Now that I've set up my connectivity with Flickr, I'm ready to upload one of my photos to my Photostream. It's actually pretty simple. All that we need to do is to select the photo, and then we can drag it over here to our Photostream. Now, you'll notice that currently it says Import and Export. Well, if you click on Photostream, it will change this button to Publish. What I can do then is I can go ahead and click on this Publish button up top or the Publish button down below. It will show me the progress, that it's updating my Photostream, and eventually Lightroom will update saying, "hey, you know what, this photo has been published, and it is now live on Flickr." Well, what I need to do next is either go to my browser, or even better, you can right-click or Ctrl+click and choose Show in Flickr.

Again, that was right-clicking or Ctrl+clicking the Photostream and then choosing Show in Flickr. This will then open up your browser and here you can see that I have this particular photo now uploaded. Now, it picked up that name that I had included in my Settings, which for this image it worked fine. I currently don't have any comments, so let's say I am going to add a comment, and I am going to say, yeeehooo! great photo. Commenting on my own image, which is kind of funny, but I'll post that comment. There we can see that that one showed up.

Now, why am I doing that? I have a Flickr Pro account which allows me to have some flexibility in regards to commenting, and when I go back to Lightroom, if I go back to my comments field here, you can see there aren't any comments currently. But when you go ahead and click Publish one more time, and what that's going to do is it's going to download comments from this particular photo, and there we can see that comment has now been added. If I want to add another comment, "I agree," and then I'll go ahead and hit Publish. That has now been published to that particular image.

When I go back to Flickr and I hit Refresh here, one of the things we're going to see is we now have two comments on this image. So again, you can start to imagine that not just with Flickr, but with some other services, it's going to be a nice way to communicate with clients and to have that communication integrated right into Lightroom and tied into your overall Lightroom catalog and library, so you can keep track of things. I don't necessarily want to comment on my own photos, so I'm going to go ahead and delete these comments, and I'll go back to the other one and delete that as well.

Well, so far so good. When I look at my Photostream, we can see that I have this image, and it's just part of my Photostream. Yet, one of the problems is that it's not necessarily part of a group. You can see I have these other groups or sets of photos over here, so that if I click on one of these sets, I have images that are all very similar. Well, how then can I take advantage of using Lightroom in order to group or organize my photographs so that they're not just randomly positioned in my stream, but they have a little bit more organization and perhaps a little bit better naming convention? Let's take a look at how we can take this even further in the next movie.

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Lightroom 3 New Features

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  1. 14m 41s
    1. Welcome
      1m 26s
    2. Comparing Lightroom 2 with Lightroom 3
      12m 27s
    3. Using the exercise files
      48s
  2. 20m 32s
    1. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 54s
    2. Importing photos and movies from a CF card
      6m 31s
    3. Adding and importing photos from a folder
      3m 51s
    4. Synchronizing and finding missing photos
      4m 16s
  3. 34m 46s
    1. Filtering photos
      4m 0s
    2. Working with collections
      5m 1s
    3. Modifying image and thumbnail overlays
      3m 17s
    4. Crop presets and overlays
      5m 43s
    5. Using Auto Sync
      5m 33s
    6. Working with movies
      7m 13s
    7. Using Smart Collections for video files
      2m 10s
    8. Focal length filtering and Smart Collections
      1m 49s
  4. 19m 10s
    1. Setting up Flickr publishing services
      3m 47s
    2. Uploading photos to Flickr
      3m 4s
    3. Publishing to a Flickr Photoset
      3m 56s
    4. Publishing to a folder
      5m 11s
    5. Publishing to a Smart Folder or Smart Photoset
      3m 12s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. How sharpening works in Lightroom 3
      4m 48s
    2. Introducing noise reduction
      4m 45s
    3. Applying sharpening and noise reduction
      8m 23s
    4. Adding a grain effect
      4m 31s
    5. Using the Collections panel
      5m 42s
    6. The Adjustment Brush
      5m 48s
    7. The Graduated filter
      2m 10s
    8. Adding a vignette
      5m 45s
    9. Improvements to the Crop tool
      1m 59s
    10. Quickly changing crop orientation
      1m 40s
    11. Understanding the Point Tone Curve
      3m 10s
    12. Improving images with the Point Tone Curve
      4m 2s
    13. Using the Lens Correction controls
      5m 46s
    14. Enhancing images with Lens Correction
      3m 6s
  6. 5m 16s
    1. Adding audio to a slideshow
      5m 16s
  7. 11m 13s
    1. Introducing the custom print package
      3m 42s
    2. Working with the custom print package
      7m 31s
  8. 8m 46s
    1. Introducing tethered shooting
      2m 12s
    2. Working with tethered shooting
      6m 34s
  9. 7m 41s
    1. Optimizing and backing up a catalog
      2m 49s
    2. Upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs
      2m 13s
    3. Working with legacy Lightroom files
      2m 39s
  10. 27m 21s
    1. New presets in the Develop, Web, and Print modules
      3m 26s
    2. Importing and working with CMYK images
      5m 55s
    3. Bonus workflow tips
      4m 51s
    4. Adding watermarks in the Print, Slideshow, and Web modules
      1m 20s
    5. Making creative watermarks
      3m 20s
    6. IPTC Extension metadata
      1m 16s
    7. Exporting by file size and with watermarks
      1m 51s
    8. Exporting collections
      3m 22s
    9. Ejecting an external hard drive
      2m 0s
  11. 1m 44s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 15s
    2. What's next
      29s

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