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Flickr Tags -> Aperture

Can we possibly have it so that flickr export can also (well i guess import ;) ) the flickr tags back to aperture? As it's a lot easier to edit the meta data for name/description in flickr than in aperture. I think this would be a wonderful feature! Or even if you update the meta on an image in your aperture library, you can have flickr export push it right to flickr...
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  • EMPLOYEE
    I’m chewing this over, but super-busy with FlickrExport/iPhone right now.
    I've been chewing this over for a long time, but haven't really come up with the right thing to do. There are some limitations in the Aperture plugin API that limit the things I could do in this regard. I also think that using the "Export" feature to "import" data from Flickr will cause no end of confusion for users.

    One idea I had was to build a separate application that would talk to Flickr and push the data back into Aperture via scripting.
    • It's been over a year. iPhone and iPad are out. iPhone OS 4.0 is next big push, but within this time, Aperture had this big update. However, the tag issue remains. But worse - it's not just that Aperture doesn't import the Flickr tags, titles and descriptions, it deletes them. So, we can not honestly say that Aperture is "Synchronizing" as it is controlling the items to be viewed (a very Apple-like trait). I should be able to tick items in metadata that I want to update or leave alone - if I can not import the the Flickr versions of the tags, titles, and descriptions in to Aperture. At least leave them be. By now, your jaw should be extremely sore. Give the user better control, please.
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  • I’m genki
    Heh, I can only imagine the confusion, but would be a neat feature.

    If you did a separate app, maybe do it like that other app you were toying with. Were you can just browse flickr threw it, then if you have a flickr "export" license, it will also back-port any changes to your aperture/iphoto library? If that makes any sense :D
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  • I’m unsure
    Not sure how it would work; one of the things I find frustrating at the moment is that if I add a tag that's a part of a hierarchy, it adds the parentage - but I only really want it to add the leaf, not the whole tree.

    So when I upload, I have to remove the metadata 'tree' bits and leave behind the leaves - so would it locate those and use those leaf when added from FlickrExport? Or would it just create new top-level tags? And what happens when two trees both use the same description ("Landscape" is a great example, existing in two different parts of the tree with different meanings.) It just feels too complicated.
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  • That's the default behaviour, but there is a preference to just use the 'leaf' keywords.

    It does get pretty messy. I would probably just create them at the top level, or under a /FlickrExport/ top-level tag. I do think, though, that anyone serious enough about tagging to be making heavy use of hierarchy should probably do their tagging outside FlickrExport.
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  • Hello there,

    I've had some success importing back and forth keywords, privacy and other stuff with a Ruby script that makes the bridge with AppleScript and Flickraw, but I don't know enough to create a proper app for this.

    I started a subject that shares the talks about the same functionality here :
    http://getsatisfaction.com/connectedf...

    I'd be glad to share...
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  • I’m undecided
    what about importing all your Flickr photos into an Aperture library and keeping it in sync with Flickr?
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    Importing data from Flickr back into Aperture would be a Bad Idea, unless Aperture was to provide a robust, generalized sync engine to accomplish it. So far their track record keeping Aperture in sync with Mobile Me (and now their new Flickr integration) is pretty dismal.
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