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Wow, a side benefit to the iPhoto to flickr plugin is that it grabs the metadata iPhoto stores for the images, as I noticed images such as the giant Fred Flinstone I had uploaded this was had been (correctly) identifies as having been taken with an Olympus 4040 digital camera.
This is good meta data- it is automatically created (no tag typing, or 2 page form completions) and it is transparently and appropriately used when the "object" (my image) moves from one environment (my computer) to another (to flickr).
Does that make sense? Metadata ought to be completely in the background. Transparent to the user. Is that the tack taken by "learning objects"? Nooooooo - the metadata is out in front, like a big ugly boulder dropped in your front yard.
Even more flickr eye openings- you cannot right-click save images; they are presented as Flash objects (yes i know screen shots are possible), butt that is n-e-a-t. And what about that link that says "Flag this photo as 'may offend'"?? What happens when you click it? Do the police come to your door? ;-)
I looooooovvvvvve flickr. I am in love, deep in love.
Go Flickr Goblogged October 4, 2004 09:53 PM :: category [ objects , web good dog ]