Anyone use iPhoto to upload photo's to Flickr?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by silvrbullet, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. silvrbullet macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    I'm looking for some tips on uploading photo's to Flickr...

    I'm in the process of upgrading my Flickr account to a pro account (which isn't going well). I want to use iPhoto to upload all my photos, but it seems to be pretty limited. As long as I upload an album and don't add to it, I'm fine- But how do you add a picture to an album that already exists?

    I want to reserve the right to add photo's after the album is established, but every time I try it, it just uploads the photo in its own set on Flickr.

    Any suggestions? Does anyone else use iPhoto as a Flicker uploader??
  2. emorydunn macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2006
    Austin Texas
    Adding photos confused me at first also, but really it's pretty simple. iPhoto treats Flickr sets just as normal photo albums so you just drag in new pictures. The same goes for Facebook pictures.
  3. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    Emory: RE Your Contest Post

    I saw your post regarding submitting to multiple contests over in Weekly Contest, but I didn't want to reply there because text posts are discouraged in the Weekly Contest rules.

    If you mean the various photo threads here in MacRumors, the only true contest is the Weekly Photo Contest. Photo of the Day is freeform show and tell with comments welcome and the Fortnightly Challenge is a C&C thread based on a user chosen theme. There are no judges or winners in either of these. I saw you work on your flickr feed and liked it. Put some up in POD.

  4. SebZen macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Exactly. It always syncs the album. For example, say you upload one photo to Flickr. A new section opens in iPhoto called "FLICKR" on the left side of the app. There are albums named after where your photo was located.

    Then you can add or delete photos from the FLICKR section and it will automatically sync with Flickr.

    Just know that if you delete an album in iPhoto, your Flickr photos that were uploaded from that album will also be gone. At least from what I read, haven't tried that myself. So it's a bit risky if you have important photos you want to permanently keep in Flickr
  5. vikkimac macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2008
    iphoto upload to flickr

    Get this plugin for iphoto:

    It's worth it. Works great, you can add tags, descriptions, put in groups, all en masse straight from iphoto. And when I needed support I got it pretty fast from the company!:)
  6. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2008
    Las Vegas, Nv
    I assume this thread is in regards to iPhoto '09. Does the same apply in the previous version? I still have not updated, and did not know I could upload straight to flickr.
  7. JBmac macrumors member


    May 19, 2008
    Eastern, PA
    Flikr Uploadr app

    I don't plan to upgrade until the next verision of iLife, so I still use the old version of iPhoto, and "Flikr Uploadr" is the app I use to drag and drop from iPhoto to Flikr Uploadr then you can define all your tags, headings, titles, sets and then upload.
  8. Chappers macrumors 68020


    Aug 12, 2003
    At home
    Same here and I find it quite useful.
  9. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2008
    Las Vegas, Nv
    Thanks for the tip, I'll have to give that a shot.
  10. vikkimac macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2008
    I'm using iphoto 'o8. Works great. Direct from iphoto to flickr.

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