iPhoto 2006 Supports Flickr Photostream as Photocast

This may not come as a shock to many, but

The new iPhoto 2006 natively supports “Flickr”: Photostreams just like any other iPhoto Photocast!

Imagine the possibilities people!

Here’s a quick tool you might find useless ;)

Type in a tag and click the button to add that Flickr search to iPhoto1.

1 This list only supports 1 tag at a time, because I’m too lazy to make something actually useful.

This works by…

  1. Using the normal http://www.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne url and
  2. changing the ‘http’ to ‘photo’ and…
  3. adding the querystring attribute ‘format=rss_200_enc’ and…
  4. tags=the_tags_you_want’ where ‘the_tags_you_want’ is a comma delimited list of tags.

The final url being: photo://www.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?tags=tiny,dogs&format=rss_200_enc

The crappy news from Flickr is “Photos containing ANY of the tags will be included in the feed.” So this is an OR/ANY search not an ALL/AND search. Oh well, what do you want for 5 minutes of effort?

Well, enjoy.

Hey, if anybody can hook me up with a quick way to do the same thing on any arbitrary AND search, I would… uh… say thanks!