Monday, November 12, 2007

Publish to Flickr - Windows XP and Vista registry keys

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Geek alert! I was using a different work laptop and wanted to upload some pictures to Flickr. I prefer to use the Publish to Web interface built into Windows Explorer over the Flickr Uploadr because I have had weird issues with that program in the past. But try as I might, I simply couldn't download the registry file because the virus or spyware protection kept rendering it useless. Later, I checked my other computer and found the file. Here are the contents of the registry file for those of you who may run into the same problem. (Remove the carriage return after "CurrentVersion").
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
\Explorer\PublishingWizard\PublishingWizard\Providers\Flickr]
"Icon"="http://www.flickr.com/tools/flickr.ico"
"DisplayName"="Flickr"
"Description"="Photo sharing and management"
"HREF"="http://www.flickr.com/tools/wizard.gne"
If you are using Windows Vista, change the key name and use the same values (remove the carriage return after "Current Version":
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
\Explorer\PublishingWizard\InternetPhotoPrinting\Providers\Flickr]
"Icon"="http://www.flickr.com/tools/flickr.ico"
"DisplayName"="Flickr"
"Description"="Photo sharing and management"
"HREF"="http://www.flickr.com/tools/wizard.gne"
I have not verified the Vista key since I don't have Vista running. For more information on web publishing with Vista check this forum.

December 4, 2009  Edited to add - I updated the Vista key and it works.  To access the upload wizard in Vista, open the Windows Photo Gallery (default photo viewer in Vista).  From the Print pull-down menu, you will see "Order prints from Flickr..."  Then you will see the same export wizard as in Windows XP. 

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