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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.
The Flickr control inside of iPhoto '09 is very nice. I like it a lot. However, there are some things that it just can't do. For example, I can't take this photo right here and just add it to an existing set. If I use the Flickr connectivity right here, I have to actually create a new set. So there is a plug-in that's been around for a while. It is by a company called Connected Flow and it's called FlickrExport. In the U.S. it costs about $16, but it gives you more versatility and I'll show you how that works.
So I'll click on this one image. I just want to add one image to an existing photo set. And I have it installed right now so I go over to File > Export and after installing the plug-in, it shows up right here in my Export options. So FlickrExport is right here. Now here is the difference. There is a couple of them. First of all, I can add photos to the Photostream itself, to the Photostream and an Existing Photoset or to the Photostream and a New Photoset. So I have options that I just don't have with the built-in iPhoto functionality.
And then if I choose adding to an Existing Photoset, I can pick which one I want and in this case, I'll do Around SF. Now these photosets, these are the ones that are on my Flickr site right now. So this plug-in and my Flickr site are communicating with one another. In much in the same way that I have to give permission to iPhoto to talk to Flickr, you have to do the same thing with plug-in. Now I can add tags if I wish, during the upload. I can change the name so we can call this Bridge Sign. I could add a description if I would like to do that.
I can set my permissions for who can view it. Public, Private, so on and so forth. And I can even set what type of content it is. So this is very handy, very powerful. I'm going to go ahead and export right now. So, it's talking to Flickr. Now as this is happening, okay, it's going to bring me up to another screen here. We are almost done and I can change the information if I want or I can just click OK. I'm going to just click OK.
Now you see the image has been added to my photostream right here and it should be added right here. So this is very nice. This is something that you can't do with the built-in functionality in iPhoto '09 but you can do with this plug-in. The website is Connected Flow and it's http://connectedflow.com. Go down here, just click on this. Either of these links will get you where you need to go. You can try it out for free if you like. It'll cost you around $16 and you can even flip back and forth between the built-in functionality in iPhoto and this plug-in.
They don't mess with each other. It gives you more options if you like this workflow.
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