[tpm] RFI: how to batch upload pics to image-hosting sites.

Tom Legrady legrady at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 05:24:13 PDT 2012

I use picasaweb, run by Google. They have a generous free allowance, I pay
$5 a year to have 20 GB.

You can go to
to view my photos of an abandoned industrial building. Only people who have
the secret URL can get in, and there's an option to reset the secret link,
disconnecting people who have the link. Galleries can also be visible to
the public, or totally private


On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 8:54 PM, Alejandro Imass <ait at p2ee.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 12:58 PM, J Z Tam <jztam at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Q1: Which perl modules are in scope here?
> > Q2: With which Sites have you had good experiences with, in terms of
> cost, useability, API's?
> I tell you what, if this thread can help me find a picture site that
> can meet these requirements (I don't care about paying for it), I will
> pitch in and help with the API part. I am well versed in Web
> automation and even for AJAX/DHTML intensive site using Mozrepl and
> mech::firefox
> Must haves:
> 1) That I can upload images and share them to individuals only (private
> albums)
> 2) That people can access them without having to subscribe to the
> site, just click the link and presto
> Nice to haves:
> 3) That you can make downloading/save/print optional per share (e.g. I
> want you to see it but not necessarily download)
> 4) mp4 support with compatible player for Linux, Mac (+ iOS) and Windoze
> Yeah, I know that 3 is probably easily hackable but at least some
> basic protections from the "normal" user such as context menu block,
> and even an anti-screen-shot protection (client-side JS showing only
> random pieces at a time just enough for a still image[1]).
> And one final question, if such a site does not exists, don't you guys
> think it would be very cool that it did? The target: people like me
> who are on Facebook only because it helps me keep in touch with
> people, but despise it in general, and I'd like to share stuff with
> people without the fear of these pictures appearing on fb without my
> authorization. Nor do I want to put mi images and videos somewhere
> that wants to keep the right to them. I think there should be a simple
> and clean _paid_ picture hosting service where you are in complete
> control of your information.
> Thanks,
> --
> Alejandro Imass
> Notes:
> [1] I have JS code we developed for banks and gov that do this so it
> can't be that hard for an image hosting site to offer such sort of
> anti-screen-shot protection, and also to implement server side
> protections on the image as well. Example, the server never delivers
> the image but rather pieces of it that are rebuilt using some math
> formula and that is request-specific.
> > Please, thanks in advance.
> > /jordan
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