Using my phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Howard Brazee, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. I need to take pictures to be uploaded to a web site. So far, I've
    been doing this in a very clumsy way, and I'd like to find out how to
    do this in a "it just works" manner.


    1. I take my picture with my iPhone.
    2. I go home and open iPhoto.
    3. I open finder and create the subdirectory where I will be storing
    my photo before I do my upload.
    4. I open photostream or my iPhone (if it is plugged in) in iPhoto.
    5. I find my photo and export it to my directory.
    6. I upload it to the site. I want to keep it in my work directory
    - but not anyplace else.
    7. I delete it from my iPhone.
    8. I wait a month for it to delete itself from photostream (Or I
    could delete *all* of my photos on photostream).

    This is the epitome of "It just doesn't work". So I figure, I just
    don't understand how to make it work right. Any advice?
     
    Howard Brazee, Jan 10, 2012
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  2. Howard Brazee

    John Simpson Guest

    "Howard Brazee" wrote in message
    news:...

    I need to take pictures to be uploaded to a web site. So far, I've
    been doing this in a very clumsy way, and I'd like to find out how to
    do this in a "it just works" manner.


    1. I take my picture with my iPhone.
    2. I go home and open iPhoto.
    3. I open finder and create the subdirectory where I will be storing
    my photo before I do my upload.
    4. I open photostream or my iPhone (if it is plugged in) in iPhoto.
    5. I find my photo and export it to my directory.
    6. I upload it to the site. I want to keep it in my work directory
    - but not anyplace else.
    7. I delete it from my iPhone.
    8. I wait a month for it to delete itself from photostream (Or I
    could delete *all* of my photos on photostream).

    This is the epitome of "It just doesn't work". So I figure, I just
    don't understand how to make it work right. Any advice?

    How about DropBox??
     
    John Simpson, Jan 10, 2012
    #2
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  3. Howard Brazee <> writes:

    > I need to take pictures to be uploaded to a web site. So far, I've
    > been doing this in a very clumsy way, and I'd like to find out how to
    > do this in a "it just works" manner.
    >
    >
    > 1. I take my picture with my iPhone.
    > 2. I go home and open iPhoto.
    > 3. I open finder and create the subdirectory where I will be storing
    > my photo before I do my upload.
    > 4. I open photostream or my iPhone (if it is plugged in) in iPhoto.
    > 5. I find my photo and export it to my directory.
    > 6. I upload it to the site. I want to keep it in my work directory
    > - but not anyplace else.
    > 7. I delete it from my iPhone.
    > 8. I wait a month for it to delete itself from photostream (Or I
    > could delete *all* of my photos on photostream).


    I don't user photostrea, so I don't know what that is about. If I
    were to do your task, it would have fewer steps.

    1. would be the same. (Gotta take the picture.)

    (2. could happen automatically when I plug in my iPhone if this is a
    task I do frequently, so I can skip it.)

    3 and 5 can be combined in a single step - you can create the
    directory while exporting the photo.

    4 and 7 can be a single step (import photos from iPhoto and delete
    from iPhone).

    So I'd get 4 steps:

    1. Take picture.
    2. Move to iPhoto and delete from phone.
    3. Export from iPhoto.
    4. Upload to website.

    Another way is to

    1. Take picture.
    2. Email it to myself.
    3. Delete from my phone.
    3. Drag from my email to the desktop.
    4. Transfer to website.

    I suppose I could add steps like "hit the home button on the phone"
    and "find the camera app on the phone" and "plug phone into usb port
    on computer" if I wanted to make this sound like more steps.

    There are apps like Picup too. And of course there are also apps that
    upload to social networking/photo sharing sites and the like.
     
    Doug Anderson, Jan 10, 2012
    #3
  4. In article <>,
    Howard Brazee <> wrote:

    > I need to take pictures to be uploaded to a web site. So far, I've
    > been doing this in a very clumsy way, and I'd like to find out how to
    > do this in a "it just works" manner.
    >
    >
    > 1. I take my picture with my iPhone.
    > 2. I go home and open iPhoto.
    > 3. I open finder and create the subdirectory where I will be storing
    > my photo before I do my upload.
    > 4. I open photostream or my iPhone (if it is plugged in) in iPhoto.
    > 5. I find my photo and export it to my directory.
    > 6. I upload it to the site. I want to keep it in my work directory
    > - but not anyplace else.
    > 7. I delete it from my iPhone.
    > 8. I wait a month for it to delete itself from photostream (Or I
    > could delete *all* of my photos on photostream).
    >
    > This is the epitome of "It just doesn't work". So I figure, I just
    > don't understand how to make it work right. Any advice?


    Better solutions really depend on what this web site is and how it
    handles photo uploads. Is this a personal site where the photo really
    needs to go there? Or could it go somewhere else like Flickr or Dropbox
    or any of a zillion other photo sites?

    --
    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Independent Mac OS X developer since 2002
    http://www.atomicbird.com/
     
    Tom Harrington, Jan 10, 2012
    #4
  5. Howard Brazee

    salgud Guest

    On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:26:05 -0700, Howard Brazee wrote:

    > I need to take pictures to be uploaded to a web site. So far, I've
    > been doing this in a very clumsy way, and I'd like to find out how to
    > do this in a "it just works" manner.
    >
    >
    > 1. I take my picture with my iPhone.
    > 2. I go home and open iPhoto.
    > 3. I open finder and create the subdirectory where I will be storing
    > my photo before I do my upload.
    > 4. I open photostream or my iPhone (if it is plugged in) in iPhoto.
    > 5. I find my photo and export it to my directory.
    > 6. I upload it to the site. I want to keep it in my work directory
    > - but not anyplace else.
    > 7. I delete it from my iPhone.
    > 8. I wait a month for it to delete itself from photostream (Or I
    > could delete *all* of my photos on photostream).
    >
    > This is the epitome of "It just doesn't work". So I figure, I just
    > don't understand how to make it work right. Any advice?


    I know the first few steps can be combined, but I don't know exactly how.
    When I first sync'd my 4S, it asked me if I wanted it to open iPhoto when I
    sync'd. I clicked yes. Now, everytime I plug my iPhone into my iMac, iPhoto
    opens, and all the pics on my iPhone appear in iPhoto. I can then decide
    whether to save them in iPhoto (and whether or not to delete them from my
    iPhone) or not. But I don't even have to open iPhoto.

    It is a little annoying to have iPhoto open every time, because I don't
    want to sync my iPhone pics every time I connect, but I guess it's better
    than what you're going through.

    I think there must be somewhere you can tell iPhoto to open when you sync,
    unless Photostream interferes with that process somehow. I ditched
    Photostream day one after I read that it copies every pic automatically and
    gives you no option to delete at all. I take lots of pics of the same
    subject because I seldom get a good one on the first try. It's so nice with
    digital to be able to just shoot away and then delete the bad ones, which
    is most of them.

    When I shot a lot of film, each shot cost between 10 cents and a dollar,
    depending on the film and where I bought it, so you had to keep costs in
    mind when you shot. With digital, you can blast away and delete! But I
    definitely don't want all those shots being uploaded and hanging around for
    a month for nothing. I don't know what Photostream would give me that I
    don't have now, except for cloud backup for the short term. Since I sync my
    iPhone with iTunes, and now with iPhoto, every day or two anyway, it gets
    me nothing I want. YMMV

    So you may have to ditch Photostream to get it working this way.
     
    salgud, Jan 10, 2012
    #5
  6. In article <16v7xt1j22sat$>,
    salgud <> wrote:

    > It is a little annoying to have iPhoto open every time, because I don't
    > want to sync my iPhone pics every time I connect,


    It's an easy option in iPhoto's preferences. You can choose to have no
    application, iPhoto, or Image Capture to open when you connect a camera,
    and that includes your iPhone.

    --
    Tea Party Patriots is to Patriotism as
    People's Democratic Republic is to Democracy.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Jan 10, 2012
    #6
  7. Howard Brazee

    Wes Groleau Guest

    On 01-10-2012 15:26, Howard Brazee wrote:
    > I need to take pictures to be uploaded to a web site. So far, I've
    > been doing this in a very clumsy way, and I'd like to find out how to
    > do this in a "it just works" manner.


    Depends on which website. Several of the photo sites have their own
    free apps to interface with the site. I have mailed photos to myself
    from the phone (then pull them out of mail to do whatever)

    On a Windows without iTunes, the photos directory opens like any other
    directory. Windows also has drag-n-drop FTP in Internet Explorer

    --
    Wes Groleau

    People would have more leisure time if it weren't
    for all the leisure-time activities that use it up.
    — Peg Bracken
     
    Wes Groleau, Jan 11, 2012
    #7
  8. On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:41:01 -0700, Tom Harrington
    <> wrote:

    >Better solutions really depend on what this web site is and how it
    >handles photo uploads. Is this a personal site where the photo really
    >needs to go there? Or could it go somewhere else like Flickr or Dropbox
    >or any of a zillion other photo sites?


    It's a work site with software that needs to find the photo(s) on my
    hard drive.

    --
    "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
    than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
    to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

    - James Madison
     
    Howard Brazee, Jan 11, 2012
    #8
  9. salgud <> writes:

    > It is a little annoying to have iPhoto open every time, because I don't
    > want to sync my iPhone pics every time I connect, but I guess it's better
    > than what you're going through.


    Why don't you set iPhoto _not_ to open when you connect your phone?
    Then open it manually when you want it.
     
    Doug Anderson, Jan 11, 2012
    #9
  10. In article <>,
    Howard Brazee <> wrote:

    > On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:41:01 -0700, Tom Harrington
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >Better solutions really depend on what this web site is and how it
    > >handles photo uploads. Is this a personal site where the photo really
    > >needs to go there? Or could it go somewhere else like Flickr or Dropbox
    > >or any of a zillion other photo sites?

    >
    > It's a work site with software that needs to find the photo(s) on my
    > hard drive.


    In that case it's not going to get a lot simpler until and unless this
    work site gets more iPhone aware.

    For what it's worth, if you're uploading a photo from iPhoto you can
    just drag it directly from iPhoto into the file-select window in Safari.
    Rather than exporting from iPhoto and then finding it in Safari, just go
    directly from one to the other.

    --
    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Independent Mac OS X developer since 2002
    http://www.atomicbird.com/
     
    Tom Harrington, Jan 11, 2012
    #10
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