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Duplicate files sent to Flickr

Post by OldRadioGuy » 11 Feb 16 3:50

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Since the latest update of Photo Supreme, sharing files on Flickr now produces duplicates of each file uploaded there.

Running Windows 10

(I have reported to Mantis)

Bob
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Re: Duplicate files sent to Flickr

Post by snowman1 » 05 Mar 16 20:42

Hi Bob

Yes I am also experiencing this. The flickr uploader has not worked properly for a very long time, it is frustrating.

From looking at Mantis it is reported in issues 2976 (which you have commented on) and 2969 (the one you raised) with further notes in 2998 (which I raised about what turned out to be unrelated matters).

Hope this gets fixed soon.
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Re: Duplicate files sent to Flickr

Post by snowman1 » 08 Mar 16 1:58

PS Portfolio sync still seems to work - at least on a one-off test it did, though with a seemingly random problem like this you can never be sure - so this may provide a possible workround for you while the issue gets fixed.
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Re: Duplicate files sent to Flickr

Post by Mike Buckley » 08 Mar 16 23:18

I don't use Flickr, but I wonder if the following new policy is going to affect how one would use Supreme to upload photos: http://petapixel.com/2016/03/08/flickrs ... o-feature/

Alternatively, Flickr Pro users might just want to use Flickr's upload tool.

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Re: Duplicate files sent to Flickr

Post by snowman1 » 22 Mar 16 0:49

Oh dear... the portfolio sync is broken as well. Uploaded 4 pictures and got 3 copies of two of them. Edit: running sync again, on the same collection without making any changes, uploads another 2 copies... so I have 5 copies of one of the images now.

So I (still) can't use PSU to upload to flickr.

Dragging and dropping on to the pro uploader is not a solution unless I materialise my edits to the image files which defeats the point of non-destructuve editing.

The uploader has been broken for so long now and it's a key part of what I use PSU for, sorry to moan but this really is frustrating because it has been so long-running.
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Flickr workround

Post by snowman1 » 25 Mar 16 1:12

Here's a workround for the Flickr transfer issues. Flickr has an email upload facility. If you look on your account page, check out the emails section, you will find your personalised email address. Use PSU to email your pictures to this address. Not ideal for larger numbers of photos but it does work.

Tips:
- blank out the text in the body in body of the email and have your PSU email profile set to transfer the metadata - Flickr will pick up and populate the descriptions and tags. However it won't populate the title, you'll have to enter that manually in Flickr.
- I have been sending in batches of 4. This is a convenient number to keep the email size within reason when sending full-size images and is also a convenient batch size for entering the titles.
- you can set a default level of privacy for the uploads within flickr but you can override that for each upload by adding a keyword (so to speak) to the email address just before the @ sign. For example if your Flickr email is mypics@photos.flickr.com then you can specify mypics+private@photos.flickr.com instead to make this upload private.
- don't leave the email subject blank or Flickr ignores the email.
- a day or two back there was useful info on the Flickr help pages. Now they seem to be changing the help pages to Yahoo branded pages and it's all shot to hell.
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