May 8, 2009 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Oakland, CA - PhotoUpLink for iPhone enables free multi-photo email, FTP and peer to peer photo sharing over WiFi networks. Generate an email quickly and easily by selecting the images and providing the email addresses. Photos are sent at full resolution via photouplink.net, eliminating the need to set up your own email server information. The FTP function works with most FTP servers, and WiShare lets you share photos with any PhotoUpLink enabled device running on the same WiFi network, or with iPhoto PhotoUpLink.
PhotoUpLink for iPhone functionality is grouped into four sections within the application. The first task for the user is to choose the photos for the operation. This is done using the Select button. The standard image picker appears, but you can select multiple images from it with PhotoUpLink just by touching each one. The total images selected appears next to the Select button title. To reset the image count, press Select again. Once images have been chosen, three operations are possible.
WiShare works with any other iPhone or iPod Touch on the same WiFi network that is also running PhotoUpLink at the time. These devices will show up in a list once WiShare is pressed, tap the name of the device you want to send the images to. The images will then appear in the other device Camera Roll if it is an iPhone or into Saved Images if it is an iPod Touch, without any blur or resizing. This feature also works with PhotoUpLink for iPhoto '09 - click Export -> PhotoUpLink -> iPhone and devices running PhotoUpLink for iPhone will be displayed as export targets.
FTP enables the upload of selected images to most FTP servers. Specify the FTP server destination and optional folder. That info, the username and password information are saved in application preferences for easy repeat use of the same FTP destination. Enter an email address if you want an email of links to the items on the FTP server sent after the transfer. As with all operations, the full resolution image is uploaded.
Emailing of multiple images is now freely available with PhotoUpLink for iPhone. Emails are sent using photouplink.net, so there is no need to set up mail server information, and the recipient should have photouplink.net on their allowed senders list. The generated email includes the full resolution image attachments, and an optional URL pointing to a map of the location where the images were sent from.
PhotoUpLink is also available as an export plugin for iPhoto, Aperture and Windows. It features FTP and SFTP uploading, exporting to an ODBC database and easy creation of Office X PowerPoint and Word documents from selected photos. Excel spreadsheets and FileMaker databases of photo meta-data can also be created. Quicktime movies in the iPhoto library can be concatenated and panoramas made. PhotoUpLink functionality for desktop and mobile can be co-branded and integrated with 3rd party services on request.
PhotoUpLink is (TM) and (C) Mark S. Morris 2009. All trademarks used herein property of their respective owners. Mark Morris is an independent software developer located in Oakland's Jack London Square, California.