Rick Hurst Web Developer in Bristol, UK


iPhoto ftp export – does it exist?

I’m surprised that I still can’t find an ftp export plugin for iPhoto. This would be really handy for maintaining websites but also using the ftp facility with photobox . In fact a photobox export plugin for iPhoto would be even better. If anyone knows of one or a tried and tested solution please leave a comment here!

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Hey Rick,

My new software PhotoUplink will let you FTP directly from the iPhoto export menu, as well as send to ODBC, Excel, PowerPoint and few other things. Its unfinished, but the FTP is working fine.



Mark Morris 2006-10-16 19:46:06


No fancy GUI here, but this script will do the job if you don’t mind Mac OS X Terminal.
Photoboxfrequently terminates ftp sessions after a few files, with “service not available”, probably due to server load.

This script sends one file at a time, logging in and out each time. Not super efficient but at least it doesn’t fail and you can happily leave it running to do your uploads whilst you go down Gloucester Road for a pint of Smiles Best.

for F in $*
ftp -n ftp.photobox.co.uk

Dave Kelly 2006-11-28 23:44:22

Sorry about the last post, it got chopped because your blog software is not doing an htmlentities on the comment field, lets try again with the code…

for F in $*
ftp -n ftp.photobox.co.uk

Dave Kelly 2006-11-28 23:56:45

Third and final attempt…

for F in $*
ftp -n ftp.photobox.co.uk <<!!
quote user your-username
quote pass yours-password
cd your-album
put $F

Dave Kelly 2006-11-29 05:30:34

Thanks for that Dave – so what does that script actually upload? I can’t see what $* is?

Rick 2006-11-29 08:42:11

I’m a little late to the party, but thought I’d give you a heads-up about a new iPhoto FTP plug-in. Ubermind has just released a beta version of UberUpload for iPhoto, an iPhoto equivalent of it’s popular Aperture plug-in. It supports uploading to FTP and SFTP servers, has some solid export options including sizing, typing and zipping, and has a very responsive UI.

You can check it out at www.ubermind.com/beta/uberuploadforiphotobetareg.php.

Uriah 2008-05-20 21:54:18

Hey, just thought I’d follow up and let you know we have closed the betas and released the plug-ins. If you’re interested in checking them out, they can now be found at http://www.ubermind.com/products/.

Uriah 2008-06-03 22:11:55