Your smartphone can be connected to your WiFi-enabled digital camera and receive images captured with that camera. You can configure this transfer to not only add images to your mobile device, but also upload to your Flickr account. Learn more about adding pictures this way in this video.
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- [Voiceover] Okay, we're gonna try something crazy here. I have a Panasonic camera connected to the iPhone, and there are some pictures on the memory card, and I want to send them to my iPhone so that they'll end up in my Flickr account. This is pretty exciting stuff here, so what I'm going to do is choose a photo that I have on my digital camera, and I'm gonna send it to the iPhone via WiFi. Now, I'm reading the back of the camera, and there we go.
By the way, the app that I have loaded here is the Panasonic imaging app, so it's sending stuff to the iPhone, so basically what I'm doing is I'm looking at the images on my memory card. I have the WiFi connection setup with the iPhone, and then I choose an image from the memory card to send to the iPhone and then what we're gonna do is we're gonna look and see if they arrive in Flickr as they should, so let's send one more. I'm going to send that image right now, and it's sending from the camera.
There we go. All right so now we have received these pictures from the Panasonic camera to the app in our iPhone. We're looking pretty good here. First let's check and see if they're on the camera roll for the iPhone, so we'll go there first. There they are. We can see these shots that were sent over from the camera using WiFi. Now, if I have everything setup correctly, they should also be in our Flickr camera roll, so let's go to Flickr, here we go.
Oh, see that little icon in the upper left-hand corner? That is the automatic uploader, and it is spinning, this is a good sign. By the way, I still have the camera connected to the iPhone, so if I wanted to do something else, I could. I just got the notification that the images were uploaded. Now, they're not at the top because I shot these images in the past. Here they are. They were way back on March 26th, and there they are in Flickr.
Look at this. All right, so no wires at all, no connectors that go into ports or anything like that. Basically shoot the photos with my digital camera. In this case, it is a Panasonic Lumix GM4. I love this camera by the way. Shoot the pictures with that, and then when I have a moment, enable WiFi on the camera, open the app on my mobile device, and that would work with both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and almost all the manufacturers now that have WiFi connectivity, whether it's Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, they all have a similar situation like this, a similar functionality where you can send the images from your camera to your smart device, and then if you have everything wired together, then those images should automatically appear in your Flickr account, just like this.
By doing so, they're automatically backed up, you can share them in your photo stream if you wish. Very similar to taking the shots with the smart device itself, except you have more photographic options in terms of lenses and capability of the camera. It is an extra step, but look what you end up with. It's pretty cool, don't you think?
- Accessing 1TB of free storage on Flickr
- Touring the Flickr app interface
- Finding friends
- Adjusting preferences and privacy settings
- Adding photos to your Flickr account: from your camera or another app
- Viewing photos and reading metadata
- Liking and commenting on images
- Joining Flickr groups
- Editing and enhancing photos
- Applying Flickr filters