Media category in the OS X file chooser

Either I’ve never recognized it before, or Apple published this new feature with their latest OS X update.

There is now a Media category in the standard OS file chooser that lets you choose movies, pictures and music, pulling it straight from the respective iApp’s library (iTunes, iPhoto etc.). I think this is a really helpful addition. Thanks Apple for making OS X a bit better again :)

 

The Media category in the OS X file chooser

The Media category in the OS X file chooser

FlickrExport for iPhoto

Tom asked for a solution in his blog for exporting photos from iPhoto to Flickr. Since he closed the comments on his blog post (for whatever reason that is) I’ll try and answer the question via trackback.

There certainly is a solution to exporting photos from iPhoto to Flickr. The excellent FlickrExport which I already use for a long time. It’s a clean and easy solution and really integrates nicely with all of iPhotos functions.

So give it a try, Tom ;)

Flickr RSS Feeds as Photocasts in iPhoto ’06

I assume everybody who is interested has found out by now, that you can subscribe to Flickr RSS feeds with the new iPhoto ’06 to have them show up as what Apple calls Photocast. The bad thing about it is that several infos are lost and mainly the feed only contains the small images.

A witty macosxhints user has reacted immediately and set up a little web application to convert the Flickr feeds for subscribing in iPhoto ’06, check it out below:

Thank you 3eyes (John Evans) :)

edit:
thanks to Jason who pointed me in the direction of a very similar service, with a few extra features, called photocastr.