I’ve been live photoblogging events in Babbage for a little while now and it’s been a great deal of fun. I’d like to think that everyone else has enjoyed my work, too. (Or at least had a good laugh with me as I fought through whatever issues connections and viewers were giving me ass I tried to line up a good shot or two.)
That has all come to an end for me due to fact that contrary to claims made earlier by the people at Phoenix, version 4.1.x does not support direct upload to Flickr. This functionality was supposed to be restored by this point. It is now currently projected to be restored by verson 5.0.1.
I honestly doubt that this will ever happen. And having to first upload the photos to my computer and then to Flickr greatly slows my process. (I think of myself as a “photojournalist” instead of an actual photographer.) With Phoenix 3.3.0 (the last version that supported direct upload) becoming increasingly obsolete (I keep having to log out of it and into another viewer if I want to do things like open attachments in messages sent to me), I’ve had to upgrade to 4.1.1.
To say that I’m not happy about this situation is to greatly understate the case. I was really looking forward to getting some “live” shots at RFL this year.
If anyone out there knows of a “modern” viewer that allows direct posting to Flickr, please let me know. Otherwise, I’m going to hang up the camera.