My Flickr workflow is pants

July 26, 2009 / Image preparation is a pain in the arse.

[using Adobe Bridge for image processing]

One day I will improve on this lame-arse Flickr workflow:

  1. View new photos in Bridge (~/Pictures/setname)
  2. Reject unwanted photos
  3. Adjust image order, if needed
  4. Tools → Batch Rename as setname_000x.jpg to ~/Pictures/setname/_renamed
  5. Go to ~/Pictures/setname/_renamed in Bridge
  6. Tools → Photoshop → Batch… → Play “Resize for Flickr” to ~/Pictures/setname/_resized (to 1024 x 768px)
  7. Go to ~/Pictures/setname/_resized in Bridge
  8. Tools → Photoshop → Batch… → Play “Optimise for Flickr” to ~/Pictures/setname/_opt (set to around 50)
  9. Check these images in
  10. Upload to Flickr…

Wide open to suggestions.

2 responses

  1. lydiat

    Picasa. Export. Flickr Uploadr.

    You can play the “I will Photoshop the crap out of every picture I take and only upload perfect ones” game, but you will lose. Or, more specifically, I WILL LOSE precious pictures of my pretty, pretty Elena because you’ll get burnt out. And I hate losing.

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

  2. Adrian Cooke

    Alright, very noted. Just resizing and optimising them in Photoshop. If Picasa can do that (and doesn’t have an atrocious license) then we may have a deal.

    July 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

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