How to back up your iPhoto library to Flickr

If you’re an iPhoto user like me, you may have wondered how to back up your iPhoto library to Flickr without using iPhoto itself. Up until today, I’ve been using iPhoto’s built in option to share albums with Flickr, but I’ve found it nothing short of unreliable.

So after a bit of a search, I found an app on the Mac App Store called Backup to Flick For iPhoto that works like a dream. It costs AU $2.49 to buy the app, then when you launch it you just need to authorise it with Flickr, using your Flick login and password.

Once you’ve done that, you have a bunch of options to choose from (note that some require a further purchase although none of them were deal breakers for me so I didn’t need them):

Backup_to_Flickr_for_iPhotoOnce the app has finished scanning Flickr for any pics you’ve already uploaded, it starts the upload process for your photos:

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That’s all there is to it – as you can see from the second pic, I have over 2000 photos to upload (my library is over 12,000 but most had been already uploaded via iPhoto previously). It has worked flawlessly – my only request would be for the ability to be able to pause uploading, but beyond that it has everything I’ve needed. It’s definitely the best $2.49 I’ve spent on the app store. And Apple: take a good look at yourself for offering a sub-standard option as far as cloud backup for iPhoto.

Grab it for yourself here.




Flickr Gettr and Second Life

Draxtor Despres has created a machinima on a great Second Life installation that takes the Gettr functionality on Flickr and merges it into an underwater Second Life installation. Have a look for yourself:

Here’s the direct teleport link

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