Basically, one can select one or more photos from your collection, select Export, add captions and tags, and then export them.
The first one went smooth, the second attempt I kept geting error messages about account/email not matching, but some amount of retries, re-entering, re-starting iPhoto.
I really, really like what flickr is doing, they are adding new and interesting services, and providing developers access to the APIs for doing nifty add-ons like this plugin. Definitely good small pieces action.
I’ve only explored a bit with flickr’s tags, but it is promising a great example of taking a large pool of assets from combines sources (everyone who published public photos on flickr) and then provind a way to easily mix and recmbine them into new “super” collections based on the keyword “tags” people apply to their photos- like mine should end up in the grandcanyon collection, or my desert flower photos in the flower collection. Or now, I have the sole image in the flinstones tag set. Woohoo!
It would be cool to be able to combine tags?? Anyhow, can you see it is not a far stretch to exchange “photos” for “learning objects”, and have a simple way to pull up everything tagged as for “mid level organic chemistry”? Maybe not feasible, but an interesting model for Rip Mix and _________.