For those of you watching my Flickr stream you may have noticed that it got a little screwed up yesterday.
After finishing my 365 project I decided I should make sure I had an accurate backup of the images I had posted to Flickr. I have all of the original shots but I just wanted a copy of the resized/edited versions on Flickr.
As some of you will know I use Aperture quite a lot. I have never really made the move to Lightroom. I know my way around Aperture and it does exactly what I want it to do, well most of the time. So yesterday I decided to use a feature of Aperture that I had not used before, Flickr integration. Aperture can connect with you Flickr account which allows you to upload and synchronise between your Aperture library and Flickr. Perfect, I thought. I will use this feature to sync all of the my 365 set back to my Aperture library. I set the process in motion and waited. Since I had never done this before I thought Aperture would take all the shots from my 365 Flickr set and download them into my Aperture library.
Well it kind of worked, except towards the end of the process something screwy happened and about 15 of my images did not sync. Not only did they not sync, they were practically wiped out from Flickr. It looked as though they had been deleted from Flickr and added again with weird titles, no comments, no favs, no views and the upload/date taken stamps were changed to yesterday. Some of my most viewed shots have been wiped of all their history. Needless to say, when I seen my stream I nearly had a heart attack. I think I have sorted it now by re entering the titles, descriptions and dates etc. However, I have had to re add some shots to groups which means they are been being viewed again for the second time.
Anyway, I just though that I would let you all know that Syncing with Flickr via Aperture may not do exactly as you would expect. It certainly should not alter your Flickr stream if its a first time synchronisation. But in my case it did!!
Anyway, I’m still working my way through my 365 back catalogue. I have forgotten a lot of the shots I took over the year. Its great looking back.
Shot details :- ISO 800, 35mm, 0 ev, f/8, 1/90