How to export images from Photoshop directy to a web server

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by cutout, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. cutout macrumors newbie

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    I usually export images from Photoshop to my local drive and then upload them via FTP -- but I would love to cut out that middle step.

    Is there any way to save images to a 'virtual drive' (shortcut) on my Macbook, which actually just FTP's them automatically?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Look into Apple Automator. You can probably have it set to upload any file that gets dropped into a folder.
     
  3. cutout thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Angelwatt. That would work for individual projects at a time, but I want some way to mirror my webserver locally and save files directly.

    I did figure out that I can create web connections with the Finder, but it only lets you download, not upload :( Any other suggestions?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  5. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    This reply assumes the OP is working with a professional client and has limited or full network access:

    Great advice, but if the client wants the sharing software within their realm (as most clients would want to centralize resources and localize management) install any file sharing daemons on the server. Most clients use Windows File Share (SMB). If they need a suggestion on a server based share, try open source SAMBA - works great, secure, easy setup, restrict by IP, tie into existing LAN workgroups, etc.

    Then on your Mac when in Finder click on "Go" -> Connect to server and you can type in smb://servername/share - after being prompted for any passwords, user info or workgroup. Or type in the full network name:

    smb://WORKGROUP@ServerName/ShareName

    Either way it ends up as a very convenient mounted drive available to your image app.

    This method means no extra software is installed on your Mac.

    -jim
     
  6. cutout thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just realized Samba was apparently installed on the host server already -- gonna give that a try, thanks! Also still curious to try MacFuse for other stuff.
     

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