Wed, Jul 31 2013 01:03 | blogging, Facebook, Flickr, iCloud, iPad, iPhone, iPhoto, photography, Photos, RapidWeaver, Safari, Trovebox
I was recently inspired by a Lifehacker article to use Trovebox to gather all my current photos from Facebook and Flicker into one place. If you are an Instagram user, Trovebox will also grab photos from there as well. Once I had my current Facebook and Flickr photos gathered and stored in one place, I started using Flickr as my main web album. I chose Flickr as my main web album partly because I belong to several photography groups there. The other reasons are because Flickr offers all its users a terabyte of storage space, and the ability to share your photos to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogger, Live Journal, Pinterest, and Wordpress. I only upload my photos once now, then do all my sharing directly from Flickr. The Flickr IOS app makes uploading and sharing photos to Facebook super easy. This saves me not only time, but bandwidth as well.
Being a RapidWeaver user, my RapidBlog plugin is how I update my main website blogs on the fly. I am sharing more of my photos on my website now because of how easy Flickr makes doing that via Blogger. To share to my blog I simply open the Flickr photo in Safari, and choose Blogger from the share options. Since I have two blogs, I set both up in the Blogger share preferences. This option works on the mobile Safari browser as well, which makes sharing my photos to my web blogs on the iPad and iPhone quick and easy. My RapidBlog plugin insures that all my Blogger entries instantly appear in my main website blogs.
Because I have the iPad camera connection kit, I download some of my Nikon photos onto it now. I use Photo Album Organizer on it to edit and organize those and other photos. Once photos are added to an album in it, I can upload them to Flickr, and save a backup copy to Dropbox directly from the app. As much as I love using the iPad for saving and sharing my photos with, I know sooner or later space for saved photos will become an issue. However, I have thought this out and now have an iCloud photo stream entitled New Photos that I share to via my main iCloud photo stream. I can easily save the new photos in it to my iPhoto app when I am on the laptop. Since I have over 400 gigabytes of space left on it, space is not going to become an issue on it anytime soon. When it does become an issue on the iPad, I can remove older photos on it to make room for new ones. In this way I will always have at least 3 copies of my photos at any given time.