4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2010 1:01 AM by MixedUp
MixedUp Level 1 (0 points)

Anyone know how I can easily identify photos in an iPhoto 11 "event" so I can upload with Flickr Uploadr?

Background: I've had issues using iPhoto 11's sych mechanisms and I'm at the point where I'd prefer to handle things mayself. So I still want to polish up the photos in iPhoto, put them in an iPhoto "event" set, but then want to upload them to Flickr using the Flickr Uploadr. So therefore I need a way of telling the Uploadr where the photos in that iPhoto event are....


MacBook (Intel), Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (133,275 points)
    Why not create an Album and drag the photos you want to upload into that album. That's the easiest way to do it. You'll be able to include photos from multiple Events without having to move them into the same Event. When you drag a photo into an album you're only creating an alias or pointer to the original photo in its Event.

    Happy New Year
  • MixedUp Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks - but how does this help me identify to a 3rd party application (i.e. Fickr Uploadr in this case) where the photos are (ideally in one hit, e.g. like the ones to upload are all in this directory)? Is there a directory associated with an album that I can grab/access is there?

    Just had a quick play and couldn't easily find the album directory to use, however I did note I could export the photos (original format) out to another directory. This wouldn't be quite ideal but I guess it would be one way of getting the photos (after iPhoto enhancements) for a particular EVENT out to a defined directory, so then I could use Flickr Uploadr to upload these to an associated SET. (again I'm looking at this as I'm not that happy with the iPHoto 11 sync and the way it works)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (136,590 points)
    but how does this help me identify to a 3rd party application (i.e. Fickr Uploadr in this case)

    It does. The point is that you're +not looking for directories+, you're looking for the iPhoto Library in the Media Browser.

    See the first illustration in this lot:

    There are many, many ways to access your files in iPhoto:

    *For Users of 10.5 and later*

    You can use any Open / Attach / Browse dialogue. On the left there's a Media heading, your pics can be accessed there. Command-Click for selecting multiple pics.

    Open dialogue
    Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!

    *_(Note the above illustration is not a Finder Window. It's the dialogue you get when you go File -> Open)_*

    You can access the Library from the New Message Window in Mail:

    New Message Window
    Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!

    *For users of 10.4 and later* ...

    Many internet sites such as Flickr and SmugMug have plug-ins for accessing the iPhoto Library. If the site you want to use doesn’t then some, one or any of these will also work:

    To upload to a site that does not have an iPhoto Export Plug-in the recommended way is to Select the Pic in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export and export the pic to the desktop, then upload from there. After the upload you can trash the pic on the desktop. It's only a copy and your original is safe in iPhoto.

    This is also true for emailing with Web-based services. However, if you're using Gmail you can use iPhoto2GMail

    If you use Apple's Mail, Entourage, AOL or Eudora you can email from within iPhoto.

    If you use a Cocoa-based Browser such as Safari, you can drag the pics from the iPhoto Window to the Attach window in the browser.

    *If you want to access the files with iPhoto not running*:

    For users of 10.6 and later:
    You can download a free Services component from MacOSXAutomation which will give you access to the iPhoto Library from your Services Menu. Using the Services Preference Pane you can even create a keyboard shortcut for it.

    For Users of 10.4 and later:
    Create a Media Browser using Automator (takes about 10 seconds) or use this free utility Karelia iMedia Browser

    Other options include:

    1. *Drag and Drop*: Drag a photo from the iPhoto Window to the desktop, there iPhoto will make a full-sized copy of the pic.

    2. *File -> Export*: Select the files in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export. The dialogue will give you various options, including altering the format, naming the files and changing the size. Again, producing a copy.

    3. *Show File*: Right- (or Control-) Click on a pic and in the resulting dialogue choose 'Show File'. A Finder window will pop open with the file already selected.


  • MixedUp Level 1 (0 points)
    excellent information Terence - in particular I can use the MEDIA button that is available from Flickr Uploadr and choose the set directly - I hadn't realised this existed.

    thanks again