Posts tagged ‘flickr’

Geofencing in Flickr

With so many people fleeing Instagram and returning to—or trying out—Flickr, I thought it worth describing one of Flickr’s less well-known privacy features: geofencing. Geofencing is a way of controlling who gets to see the location information associated with your photos. Flickr, like iPhoto, allows you to set that information through a map interface, but…


Enhancing screenshots with PIL

When I wrote a post last week about using Flickr as a CDN, there was a paragraph that bothered me: One thing did change when I started using Flickr to host screenshots: I had to change my screenshot format from PNG to JPEG. Flickr accepts PNGs, but it saves the resized images as JPEGs, and…


Flickr as a poor man’s CDN

I’ve discussed my various Flickr scripts in earlier posts, but I’ve never laid out in one post the reason I wrote them. This will be that post. All prose, no code—if you want to see the code, it’s in this GitHub repository. With a few exceptions, all the images—screenshots, photos, and drawings—on this site are…


Flickr library updates

I don’t know when this happened, but Flickr has added a bunch of new sizes to its photo offerings. Since I have several scripts and TextExpander snippets that grab the URLs of Flickr photos, I needed to update them to account for the new sizes. I finally got around to doing that a couple of…


Snapflickr update

I’ve been having trouble recently with the screenshots I take for these blog posts. I use snapflickr, a little script I wrote last year1 that takes a snapshot of a window or area of the screen and uploads it to my Flickr account. What I’ve been finding is that often the window I take a…


Flickr uploading again

That Flickr uploading script I wrote has been sitting unimproved for over a month. I’ve been using it regularly, and it works fine, but I’ve always wanted it to have a little more flexibility, so tonight I added an option for making the photos public when they upload. The added option isn’t a big deal…


Downloading Flickr photos

My wife has a legitimate complaint about Flickr: it requires too much busywork to download photos. I like putting my personal photos there, and while it’s easy for her to review the shots I took, if she wants to download some to email to a relative or post on Facebook, she has to do an…


Flickr uploading in progress

I wrote a short, crude, and thoroughly incomplete script today to upload photos to Flickr. I’ll try to turn it into something more useful over the next few weeks, but I figured I’d go ahead and post it in its larval state. With almost no features, it’s easy to read and understand. I wrote the…


More Flickr API stuff

This is going to be a long one, so buckle up. A few weeks ago, I rewrote my snapftp program to send snapshots of my screen to my Flickr account instead of to my blog server. I figured this would reduce the load on the server and improve performance. The new program is called snapflickr…


Screenshot/upload utility - now with Flickr

I wrote a little utility called snapftp a few years ago to streamline my writing of posts about software. These posts typically include a snapshot or two of the software, and the purpose of snapftp was to take the multistep process of taking the screenshot, resizing it to fit in the blog, if necessary, uploading…