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Upload Photo’s to Almost Any Sharing Site From Your Iphone or Touch.


When I first decided to write this post, the intention was to review a collection of the better photo sharing app’s. After some initial research I realised that the list of available ¬†app’s was nearly as long as my To-Do list. To review and discuss them would have been an unenviable task and an even less enviable read.

What I have chosen to do instead, is recap on how you can upload your photo’s to your MobileMe gallery using only your default Photo app. I have then listed some other common photo sharing sites along with their corresponding upload applications. Because there are so many I have been a little selective and only included the more promising options.

To Share Your photo’s From the Default Photo App.

To do this you will need a MobileMe account: which is free for 60 days but then im afraid you have to pay for it. Before you dismiss it, it’s worth considering some of the many features you get with the service. Check it out here.

Assuming you have a MobileMe account, you first need to login to the service and create an album to upload your photo’s into. Do this on your computer beforehand. Make sure your album settings allow adding of photo’s via email or iPhone as shown below.


Allowing uploads from portable devices


Once you have done this you can start selecting and uploading photo’s from your iPod Touch or phone…

1. Launch the default Photo application that comes with your device and open an album.

2. Tap the share icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

3. You can now tap any photo to select it. You can tell that it has been selected as the photo icon dims, and displays a small tick.

4. Tap the share button and you should get the options of emailing your selection or sending it to MobileMe. Click “Send to MobileMe”.

5. Give the image a name and select the gallery you want to upload the photo to. When you have done this, simply tap the Publish button in the top right and off it goes.


Uploading photos to MobileMe

The only problem with this is you can only upload one photo at a time. Luckily you can email lots of photo’s in one go but you need to know your galleries email address.

1. Use your browser to go back to your MobileMe gallery on your computer.

2. Select your gallery and then click on the settings button at the top: The one that looks like a light switch.mobileme-settings

3. Just below the checkbox that reads “Adding of photo’s via email or iPhone” will be an email address you can use to email photo’s to the gallery.

obtain your gallery email address


4. Now when you want to email some photo’s from your device you simply select photo’s as we did before but this time select multiple photo’s.

5. Tap the share button and select “Email”. Your chosen photo’s will immediately be transported to your mail app.

6. Enter that email address (perhaps save it in your address book)and shoot them off to your gallery.


Other Popular Photo Sharing Sites.

Even if you do have a mobile me account, it may not be where you want to send your photo’s. I have listed below all of the most promising photo uploading apps and grouped them by photo sharing and social media sites. Pick your preferred service, download one of the app’s and share away.


Flickr – http://www.flickr.com

Mobile Fotosk

Flickup

Flickit

Reflections

Pic Quicker

Charlie

FlickCam


Photobucket – http://photobucket.com

Photobucket for iPhone


Shutterfly – http://www.shutterfly.com

Shutterfly for iPhone

PixMatter


Picasa – http://picasa.google.com/intl/en_US/web/learn_more_picasa.html

Picassolino

Portfolio


Youtube – http://www.youtube.com

Lifecasting


Twitter – http://twitter.com

pic.im

Snap2Twitter

Gyazickr


Multiple services including Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Picassa, and tumblr

Imageloop

Pixup

Naked touch

NetPhoto


FTP

FTP Picture Uploader


Ok well thats it for now. I hope you have found this post useful. Feel free to comment.

MobileMe is available via my link here

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