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Friday, December 14, 2007

Flickr Upload Tool Turns 3.0, Goes Open-Source

Flickr has released a new version of its tool for uploading photos to
the Yahoo photo-sharing site, and made it an open-source program in the
process. Flickr Uploadr 3.0, available for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 and
for Windows XP and Vista is now available in source code form, too,
governed by version 2 of the General Public License (GPL). Open-source
software may be freely modified, copied, and shared; opening source
code could let programmers modify the Uploadr tool so it works on Linux
or uploads to other photo-sharing sites, for example. Uploadr lets
photographers select photos for upload, add tags, organize them into
sets, and change privacy settings. Among the changes in Version 3 is
the ability to set the photo order in sets and to add new photos to
the upload queue while others are in the process of being transferred.
Flickr Stats shows whence visitors came to look at your photos, either
from within Flickr or outside on the Web. Stats also shows totals for
recent viewings of photos and compiles data such as how many photos
have tags, geotags, and comments. Views of your photos can be sorted
by viewing totals, comments, favorite status, and the ever-elusive
"interestingness" ranking.

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