Welcome to the 20th of 31 applications we will post (in addition to the contest participants' submissions). Make sure you add this blog to your RSS / Atom feed and check the gallery for summaries of all the apps as they are released.
Flickr is a well known photo sharing website. It has a huge community of both professional and amateur photographers who share photos and exchange comments about them. In order to support this community Flickr has a great number of tools available as well as a well documented API.
However, it can still be difficult to get files in non-standard formats up on to Flickr. For example, a camera's RAW format or a Jpeg2000 image would have to be converted before being uploaded. With a large set of files which vary in format this can turn into a huge chore. This app is designed to take the pain out of getting photos in all kinds of formats up onto Flickr.
1) Follow the directions on the authenticate screen to log into your Flickr account.
2) Drag your image files onto the app. They will be automatically converted if Flickr does not support the format.
3) Select the Set you wish to upload the pictures into from the dropdown box. If you would like a new set just type it in. It will be created for you.
4) Set appropriate Title, Description and Tag information for each picture by selecting it and changing the fields in the property window. The photo information is actively updated as you type.
5) Select the files you wish to upload and click Send Selected to send just some of the files. Alternatively, you can click Send All and all of the photos in the window will be uploaded. These files will be automaticly put into the Set you previously selected.
In building this App, I used the FlickrNet API for authenticating and uploading files to Flickr.
Download the Installer.
To be able to compile this program on your own, you will need to register with Flickr in order to obtain an api key and a shared secret.
Download the Source.
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