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The other day, I covered a convenient application called CompFight that lets you do flexible searches for photos on Flickr. If you’re looking for another handy tool for use with Flickr, try jUploadr, a photo uploading application for Windows, the Mac and Linux. Kristin covered the Linux version on the OStatic blog today, and I’ve been trying out the Windows version.
One of the best things about this little application is it gets you out of Flickr’s often busy and slow photo uploading process.
jUploadr lets you drag photo files into a central space to get them ready for uploading to Flickr. You can edit properties for the photos, invert them, and work on batches of photos concurrently, with much more flexibililty than Flickr provides. You can also store them in named sets.
Often, when using Flickr’s upload process, I’ve done time-consuming photo resizing tasks in an image editor first, especially when I’m working with small images for blog posts. jUploadr is a time-saver here, though. You can set limits on maximum photo size, so that, for example, 1280 pixels on one side might be the maximum you allow.
The utility of this type of application depends on how often you use Flickr, and whether you work with large sets of photos. I happen to use Flickr every day, so jUploadr will be a keeper.