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April 29th, 2005

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10:52 am - Flickr Automator Action 0.1
Flickr Automator Action

So I quietly released my first Automator action, for uploading to Flickr. You can download it here. It's very much 0.1-quality right now, since it only connects to other actions that emit files (com.apple.cocoa.path types) and I need to make it connect to many other kinds of types too, such as com.apple.iphoto.photo-object. The practical effect of this is that you can't insert any of the Preview actions (Scale, Crop, Rotate, Flip) before an Upload action. There are only so many hours in the day....

But give it a go and let me know how you get on.

(23 comments | Leave a comment)


[User Picture]
Date:April 29th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC)
Congrats on shipping an Automator thingy!

Go you!
Date:August 11th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
There are several ways of automating tasks under OSX - you can use "Automator", you can use bash shell scripts, you can use appleScript, etc.
[User Picture]
Date:April 29th, 2005 12:25 pm (UTC)
Don't forget to write MacAddict and tell them about it :)

PS: Congrats!
[User Picture]
Date:April 29th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
thanks for the great app. One thing I've noticed going Mac-->PC: gamma. I shoot in low light a lot, and a nuanced dark shot that looks fine on a Mac is black when I see it later on a PC. Would love to have that as an option on upload. Right now I batch them in Photoshop and re-upload.
Date:July 16th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Photoshop is a great app, but is not focused on doing one thing great like Fireworks does for web/interactive work.
Date:August 6th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
But if you upload a bunch of pics and see them immediately in reverse order, the fastest way to fix it (for the photostream, not a set) would probably be to just delete them all and re-upload the batch in the right order.
Date:May 2nd, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)

Flickr Uploadr Widget

I'd love to see a Flickr Uploadr Widget for the Dashboard. It could be incredibly useful to be able to drag photos to the dashboard for upload to Flickr.
Date:May 2nd, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Flickr Uploadr Widget

There is a Flickr upload widget on www.dashboardwidgets.com. It's called Flidget I believe.
Date:May 2nd, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Flickr Uploadr Widget

Thanks! The site is down right now, but I'll check it out when it comes back.
Date:May 2nd, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Flickr Uploadr Widget

I cant figure out how the damn thing works. So, if you can make one that people can figure out and use, that would be awesome. :)
[User Picture]
Date:May 3rd, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)

Re: Flickr Uploadr Widget

I think it's highly unlikely I'll be writing dashboard widgets in the near future. I can't draw and I don't know javascript :-)
Date:May 3rd, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Flickr Uploadr Widget

Yeah but you saved my butt with your iPhoto plug-in! ;)
Thanks for all the stuff you do!
Date:May 12th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)

Other types…

Ah, that's the beauty of Automator. It can convert from things like com.apple.iphoto.photo-object to com.apple.applescript.alias to com.apple.cocoa.path. So you could easily put together a workflow of: Get Selected Items from iPhoto -> Copy Finder Items (This so you don't modify the real image) -> Scale Image -> Upload Images to Flickr". The necessary conversions will happen automatically for you. Give it a try :-)
Date:May 23rd, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)

Flickr Tagging Workflow

I've been trying to figure this out but I'm no programmer and I think it's going to take some help from an Apple Script, so I'll toss the idea out and somebody else can execute it maybe!

I would love an Automator workflow to help me tag pictures I snag from Flickr.
I was thinking the way to make it best work would be to open the image in Safari, download the image to desktop and then run the workflow. The workflow would go something like this.

Take file>Add Spight comment "Flickr" > Get current URL in Safari > Add Spotlight comment "Current URL in Safari" > Add user-defined comments

When it was done you'd have a file tagged with "Flickr" the URL of the image on Flickr and then whatever else you wanted to add.

Somebody please take my idea and improve upon it and run with it!
Date:March 22nd, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)


Just found this. A big time saver. Thanks.
Date:April 29th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)

Cool, but ...

Know of any similar action for TextAmerica?
[User Picture]
Date:May 21st, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
Will this work in 10.3.9, or is it only for 10.4.X?
[User Picture]
Date:May 21st, 2006 07:32 am (UTC)
Tiger only.
[User Picture]
Date:May 30th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Awesome. Any chance of making a Universal version available?
Date:December 27th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
I second that.
Date:August 4th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
I was Wondering if it would be possilbe if you could write some information about your self and your photographer for me, as i am studying A Level photographer at the moment.
For my project I am focusing on Car Badges and love your collection on them and wuold like to be able to use you as a Photogrpher for my project.

Thank You
[User Picture]
Date:August 4th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Send me an email (fraser at speirs.org) and I'll try and help you out.
Date:August 5th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
Hey, Thank You.

I just need to know a few things like:
How you got into photography?
What interests/inspires you about it?
What you spend most your time photographing?
Have you always had the interest since a young age?
I see you have quite a large variaty of images, is it something that you just think of at the spare of a moment (car badges) or do you plan what you are going to photograph? (if that makes sense)

Things like that, hope you dont mind. Just information about yourself and photography.


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