Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Freebie: Upload Junction Transfers Photos Between Sites

by Tina

I decided to consolidate many of my photos, which reside between two Flickr sites, to an external hard drive. My objective was to move all of my Project 365/366 images from the past few years to one local external drive.  Over the past three years I have inconsistently deleted photos from my laptop thinking that I had at least one copy on Flickr.  I also migrated last year from a PC to a MacBook and did not keep track of my Project 365 photos on an external drive.  So by consolidating from one source where I did have each daily image I could preserve them to a local drive.

Flickr, which is where I house a lot of my images, does not have a batch process to move photos to another site for consolidation (- Flickr this is an opportunity for you).   The only way I was able to download images from Flickr was one-by-one. So I did a bit of Googling and found this wonderful free site called Upload Junction.   Right now Upload Junction is a free service but donations are welcomed.

Currently Upload Junction enables you to move images between the following hosted services:

  • Flickr
  • Zenfolio
  • Picasa
  • SmugMug
  • PBase
  • Photoshelter
I happen to use Zenfolio for my photography business page and client site.  Moving photos to Zenfolio will enable me to have one more copy for safe keeping in case of disaster recovery.  Plus once the images are on Zenfolio I can zip them all into one huge directory (thanks Zenfolio) which is what I wanted.

For a list of FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about Upload Junction check out THIS LINK.  I am so impressed with this free tool and glad that I discovered this service and wanted to share it with Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, PBase, Photoshelter and Zenfolio users.  If you do not see your service listed send Upload Junction a note to see if they can add your service to their growing list.

And share some love.  Donate if you use their service or write up a nice post to spread the word.

Full disclosure: I discovered Upload Junction on my own.  I was not compensated in any manner, all opinions are 100% my own.

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