PicPosterous 1.1 is out. It does on the iPhone, what I wish iPhoto did on the Mac. Apple doesn’t understand the web

A few years ago I was chatting with some folks at Apple and I told them I wanted iPhoto to sync with a website, my online photo gallery. I didn’t like publishing my photos online manually.

It’s 2009 and this still isn’t possible. I still have to do some set of curation/export/attach/send steps to get my photos online. It’s a pain. How cool would it be if my iPhoto/Aperture was always online? Anytime I make changes on the desktop (add/remove photos, add captions, etc), it would just sync with the web.

At least that’s how it works on my iPhone now. Step 1, create albums. Step 2, add and remove photos and videos to albums. There is no step 3. My photos and videos are just always online, instantly. I don’t have to consciously think about “posting” them.

This goes right along with our belief in making web publishing easy, natural, and built into the tools we already use. Reducing friction is always the way to go.

14 comments

  1. 1.1 Sounds sweet. Gotta check it out. BTW, with iPhoto 9, you can create a Flickr Album (or Mobile Me gallery) to share and later just drag and drop new photos into it. iPhoto not only syncs the photo when you add it to the album but does bi-directional syncing of titles/description/tags automatically.

  2. any plans to bring a Posterous iPhoto plugin for it to share photos with Posterous also there, like it can do natively already with Facebook, MobileMe and Flickr?

  3. <html><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Why would you need an iphoto plugin to posterous? just click "email"<div><br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

  4. Right, I know the email functionality of both iPhoto and Posterous, however the plugin would make working together between iPhoto and Posterous close to as seamless as you are looking for in your post!

  5. I know you didn’t talk about this product but google’s picasa has the functionality to sync your pictures to the web from the desktop app.

  6. I understand that iPhone is by far the most popular smartphone platform to develop for, but it’d be nice to have PicPosterous on other platforms. And on my platform of choice, webOS, you already have a name: PrePosterous! (Come on, you know you want to write an app just so you can name it that…)

  7. I wish new iPhoto would be able to send mail without those stationery, so that it would be nice and convenient to post directly to Posterous. Is there any plugin that would do that or is there only export+mail option available.

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