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).
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)
Fang – Mike Seyfang