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Saturday, April 14, 2012
11:05 PM

Introducing Fotki Desktop for Mac and Releasing a New Version for Windows   

Hi Everyone!

We're excited to let you know about our new Desktops for both Windows and Mac users! Although we have long been having a desktop uploading option for for our PC members, we keep working on it to make it even better and convenient for you. We invite you to download and check out the new Fotki PC Desktop that eliminates the old problems you've made us aware of and also makes it a little easier to upload your pictures.
One of the most important improvements is that if, by any chance, some of your photos fail to upload, new Fotki Desktop will automatically catch those missing pictures and make up to 5 attempts to re-upload them without your interference. No more incomplete uploads! Another great news that we know you'll love is that re-size feature is now fixed and your can go up to 1600px in size with all your Exif info still in place! To make your life even easier, we have also included an auto-sign-in feature that we allow you to be automatically connected to Fotki whenever you open your Desktop. Other changes include a different header image and the ability to see the exact number of pictures you are uploading to any particular album, and if you find that you're missing your "upload automatically to new album" option, don't worry - it's just been moved to the "options" section and is still available for your convenience. Please enjoy and let us know what you think!

Mac users who have previously been uploading mostly via Java uploaders now have their own Desktop to enjoy! We know you have been waiting for a chance to easily upload from your iPhoto and now you can. As always, Fotki Desktop is free for all of our precious members and can be found at the all-familiar app Store. Just type in "Fotki" in its search bar and you will see our icon with the yellow folder on it:

Download it, find it in your launchpad and voila! Don't worry if it seems like nothing is happening - we simply don't want to disturb your session and are staying quite discrete. Look at the very top bar of your Mac and you will see our little icon:

When you need to work with the desktop, simply click on the icon and you will see a small drop-down menu that will allow you to log-in and upload your images:

You sign in as usual, but you will only need to do this once and the Desktop will automatically remember you so you can always be ready to upload without any additional hassle:

Now that you're ready to upload your pictures, choose this option from the menu and you will see a window that looks like this:

If you click the "+" sign, you will be able to add pictures for uploading from anywhere on your Mac - any folder or application! You can either do it by browsing, or you can simply drag and drop your selection into the window. Even better, you can drag and drop batch selections right onto the little icon, without opening any windows! It will work too. You can drop your pictures, then take a pause, work or something else if you want, or add more pictures later on and when you're done and ready to upload, choose this option from the menu to open the uploading window. Pick an album, click "Upload" and the process will start. You will see each picture's path highlighted in green as it gets uploaded and in the end you will see the final report which will tell you if you have accidentally tried to upload the same picture twice or if any of the uploads have failed:

Once you make sure everything is alright, you can go right into your newly updated album. Clicking the link at the bottom of your uploading window will take you right to your Fotki page and, without any need to sing-in again, you will be in your album, enjoying the pictures you have just added. It's that easy!

Whichever Desktop you choose, we hope you will find it one of the most useful tools you have when working with your pictures. Life is easy when it comes to uploading photos to your Fotki page! Want to make it even better? Tell us how! We're always here to hear you out and take your advice seriously, so please come and share your thoughts.

Always Yours,

Fotki Team