Today, Connected Flow released FlickrExport for Aperture 1.0. Yay! I’ve been watching the development of this for a while, and am happy to see it go 1.0 and get out of beta.
FlickrExport’s sublime feature is that pulls the Title and Description data from the IPTC Headline and Caption metadata associated with each photo. Other tools, including Flickr itself, have used the IPTC Object field which is just so wrong. Of course it also picks up keywords and pushes those as Flickr tags. By fitting in seamlessly with the Aperture workflow, and translating information properly between Aperture and Flickr, FlickrExport makes tossing a picture or three or ten to Flickr an almost effortless task.
There is, however, one small improvement I’d like to see made to this excellent tool. The version preset for the generated JPEG file always defaults to whatever is in the top of the version export list. This is typically “JPEG - Original Size”. It’d be really nice if the tool would remember the last used version preset and preset this for you. That way you could define a version export called “JPEG - To Flickr” and be done with it. This is only, however, a minor annoyance. The software is a 1.0 product, and it’s a strong 1.0 at that.
If you use Aperture and push some of your pictures to Flickr, you’ve got to get this tool. It’s a no brainer. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go purchase a serial number…