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iPhoto and Flickr are a perfect match for sharing pictures on the web. In iPhoto '09: 10 Things to Know About Flickr, instructor Derrick Story explains how these two applications work together to create online albums, known as sets. From the basics, like setting up a free Flickr account, to the more advanced features, like creating an iPhoto slideshow to publish on Flickr, Derrick reveals features that both beginning and advanced photographers can use to enhance their online collections.
Flickr is great for showing photos and now you can share videos also and since iPhoto does such a great job of creating videos, the two really get along well. So the process is not that much different. You can just create your slideshow in iPhoto and then export out the file onto your hard drive wherever you want. Then tell Flickr where it is and Flickr will upload it. The next thing you know, you can just click on this right here, I have one loaded already and play it. You can share both videos and photos here on Flickr.
This is nice. This really adds a whole new capability. It gives you a whole new way to tell the story. So I'm going to pause it. Let me show you how that works exactly. So what you do is you go up to the View menu here. Click on it so you get the dropdown and go to Upload Photos and Videos. And it will take you to this screen right here. Now what you have to do is choose what you want. So we have put our video on our desktop. So I'll just select it right here. Click Select, it adds it to this list. Now I could add more right now or I could just go ahead and upload it.
It shows me the file size. So I want to make this public. I could just go Private or I could make it Family and Friends. So I have all these options, but we are going to go public right now. Upload the photos and videos, click on that. Up, up, up the file goes. Next add a description. So we'll go ahead and say -- I'll call it Wedding Video and give it a description "Memories from a special day." Yes, indeed. Fabulous! Now you could add tags also if you wanted and you could also put it in a set.
So we could add it. If we had a video set or a particular set set-up already, we could add it there. Click Save. Now, we go to our video set and it will be located in there. Now the video is being processed. So you have to give Flickr just a little bit of time even after you upload it to process the video and have it ready to go. In the meantime, while it's working on that, we'll go over here. You will see that it's been added to this set also. So this is very easy to do. There we go.
We are all processed and we are all ready to go. So you use iPhoto to create your slideshows and then you can export it out with the different options that you have out of iPhoto. I'd just go ahead and save it to your desktop or to your Movies folder on iPhoto and then point Flickr to it, upload it, wait a few seconds, and you are ready to go. This is another terrific way to tell the story, to give people a real feel for an event that you photographed.
I think it's a great tool and I encourage you to give it a try also.
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