Digital photo workflow

While recording episode #14 of our Extraordinary Everyday Lives show, Dave (LifeKludger) Wallace asked me to document the workflow I described for getting images from my camera to flickr.  Here goes…

Firstly, I use a Mac, iLife06 and Flock.

1. Import .jpg images from camera (SD card) into iPhoto

2. Cram lots O keywords into the name/description of the ‘Roll’ which represents this batch of imports.

3. Take some time to enter metadata for the better (groups of) photos.  Hint: use the ‘batch edit – CMD-B – with ‘append to description’ to cram keywords for groups of images for this batch.  (e.g. select all the pix with mike in them and tag them with ‘mike’).

4. For the top 3-5 images follow the next steps.

5. Crop (constrain to display) – get the framing nice and in the right orientation for onscreen display.

6. Try ‘AutoCorrect’ if the picture looks better good, otherwise Edit->Undo

7. Adjust – Sharpness (crank it to the max).  While you have the adjust pallete up, tweak brightness / contrast / hue if necessary.

8. Open Flocks ‘uploader’ and drag the edited pix from steps 5-7 above into the window.  (easy to pic the cropped pix cos they are slightly different aspect ratio…

9. Apply title, description, tags to each photo (or shift select for batch).

10. Upload

Bob’s your proverbial.  If you have the Flock ‘photos’ toolbar showing, thumbnails of your newly uploaded pix will appear at the top left.  Notice you can drag/drop from here to Flock blog posts (or right click to create new blog post from flickr image)


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One Response to Digital photo workflow

  1. alexius says:

    What to Photograph in San Francisco
    San Francisco is a beautiful city, known for its world-famous landmarks
    and its uniqueness that sets it apart from other cities in California.
    It has a European flair combined with a Pacific camaraderie.

    Looking for subjects to photograph in the city is not at all hard given
    all these well-known attractions but to help you guide, here’s a list
    of what’s worth capturing.

    City’s Panorama – The best place to go is the Twin Peaks where
    you get a sweeping 360 degrees view of San Francisco. Another great
    choice is from the Alcatraz Island, which offers a perfect view of the
    city from the Bay Bridge all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge

    Golden Gate Bridge – This is definitely one of the most
    beautiful bridges of the world and San Francisco’s most famous
    attraction. With clouds or strong sunlight, don’t ever miss to capture

    Palace of Fine Arts – A Roman and Greek-inspired building with
    its beautiful park in the heart of San Francisco is just hard to miss.
    The place is a common destination for wedding photography.

    North Beach – Historically an Italian neighborhood and even
    these days, it’s mostly occupied by Italian merchants. To get a good
    view of the place, climb up the Coit Tower or alternatively somewhere
    near Lombard Street where it is elevated.

    Victorian Houses – It will take days to hunt these beautiful
    Victorian houses but for the most interesting, go find the Painted
    Ladies which are directly facing the Alamo Square. From the Alamo Park,
    you can have a perfect picture of these beautiful Victorians and even
    with the city’s skyline in the background.

    Fisherman’s Wharf – The wharf is a very busy place, people
    bustling around to get to something interesting. What’s here to be
    photographed anyway? Look for the colorful fishermen’s boats resting on
    the dock and a group of sea lions enjoying the sun.

    Alcatraz Island – The Rock is a famous destination in the city,
    both a historical fort and prison. And aside from the magnificent view
    of the city from the island, it offers several interesting subjects
    like its untended garden and of course the different buildings which
    were used during its penitentiary era.

    Pier 39 – Catch the lively atmosphere in this place. Pier 39 is
    normally full of visitors looking for a place to eat, shop or just
    plainly strolling around.

    Financial District – This part of the city is where the
    financial institutions and big companies are residing. To get a great
    view of the Financial District, go to Alcatraz Island or to the higher
    part of the Alamo Square.

    The Bay – The San Francisco Bay is definitely an add-on to the city’s beauty.

    It’s blue, clear and normally serene water is a common place for sailing boats.

    Cable Cars – Capture the historic cable cars, another famous
    attraction of the city which goes through Powell & Hyde Sts. and
    Mason St.

    Lombard Street – Nothing more interesting than the Crookedest
    Street of San Francisco. Its sides are regularly planted with plants
    and flowers which are normally colorful during spring and summer

    Ghirardelli Square – The square’s famous attractions are its
    historical chocolate factory buildings, which are turned into museums
    and shops, and its beautiful courtyard.

    Sausalito – This is a very charming place across the Golden Gate
    Bridge. It is being compared to the French Riviera because of its
    mediterranean flair and beautiful views.

    Muir Woods – This is the home to several giant Coast Redwoods
    which live between 500 to 800 years long. A great place for nature

    With all these, you can make an excellent San Francisco photo collection. Enjoy!

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