Chapter 7. Flickr Export

Vardhman Jain

Gilles Caulier

FlickrExport Kipi-plugin allows the user to upload photos to the Flickr web service.

Flickr is an online photo management application. Flickr is a way to get your photos to the people who matter to you. With Flickr you can show off your favorite photos to the world, blog the photos you take with a cameraphone, and securely and privately show photos to your friends and family around the world.

The FlickrExport plugin can be used to upload an image collection from your computer to the remote flickr server using the Internet.

Plugin initialization on first access

When accessing the plugin for the first time the user you are taken through the process of obtaining a token which is used for authentication purposes. The following dialog will popup and a browser window will be launched you will log in to Flickr:

Figure 7.1. The First Sign Up Dialog Preview


The First Sign Up Dialog Preview

After successful signup FlickrUploadr will be allowed to send photos to the flickr website. You will be presented with the following page on successful signup:

Figure 7.2. The Successful Signup Flickr page


The Successful Signup Flickr page

Then, simply close the browser windows and return to the host application dialog. After clicking Yes, you will see the interface used to upload photos to Flickr, described in the next section.