If you enjoy using the Flickr service but would prefer not to pay the monthly $5.99 subscription fee, that enables the ability for you to automatically upload images from SD cards automatically.
You may be interested in this new Raspberry Pi project which has been created, that allows you to upload all the photos from a USB drive to Flickr with the viewing set to private, when the Raspberry Pi mini PC is connected is connected to your local network.
Upon completion the included script will automatically send you an email to notify when everything has been uploaded and auto unmount itself.
Whenever a USB mass storage device is connected (eg. SD/CF Card, Camera), flickrup will automatically upload the files to Flickr (with with Viewing Privacy set to Private). Uploaded files are renamed and a log file is created at the root of the storage device. Additionally the log file is sent to the email defined in the configuration file. After the email is sent, the mass storage device is unmounted, and can be safely removed. Simple script that automatically uploads all photo files from a connected removable disk/card to Flickr (with Viewing Privacy set to Private). This should be run on a standalone device (eg. Raspberry PI).
So if you are a little annoyed at the subscription fee which creeped in earlier this year this little Raspberry Pi workaround might be the perfect solution to keep you using Flickr. For full details and to download the required Raspberry Pi Python script from GitHub follow the links below.
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