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DesignGeek #51

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March 14, 2006 - 3:00am

Use Flickr for Off-Site Image Archiving

Another thing I learned while researching Adobe Bridge is that you can drag and drop images from Bridge right to the free Uploadr tool for Flickr. (Not only that, but any keywords that you added to images in Bridge get converted to Flickr tags!)

Flickr
http://www.flickr.com

Flickr, for the unitiated, is a free online photo sharing service used by a lot of bloggers but definitely not limited to that group. After opening up a free account (if you already have a Yahoo! account, you're halfway there — Yahoo! now owns Flickr) you upload your images to the Flickr web site, usually via their on-line form that allows you to upload up to five images at once. Or, you can download a free Uploadr utility for Mac OS X or Windows XP and drag/drop piles of images from the Finder or Explorer (or Bridge!) for immediate uploading to your online account.more >

Find Fonts Used in InDesign Style Sheets

Any InDesign user who has ever needed to change the fonts used in a publication knows this frustration: Neither of the two find/change font features in InDesign (Edit > Find/Change and Type > Find Font) can access the fonts specified in Paragraph or Character styles. You have to edit each style individually to change its font spec — an onerous task if you're dealing with twenty bazillion style definitions.

A little over a year ago I wrote about a method that made the task of converting a publication's fonts slightly more tolerable by combining Find Font with Redefine Style:

Find/Change in InDesign Style Sheets
http://senecadesign.com/designgeek/dgarchives/designgeek35.php

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Come to my InCopy/InDesign Workshop in May

Curious about InCopy? Want to get a hands-on taste of how your editors can edit the stories in your layout on their own computers while you're working on it on your own? Curious about how InCopy performs as a Microsoft Word replacement? Need to learn tips and techniques for getting the most out of this workflow and avoiding common pitfalls?

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New Source for Adobe Bridge Tips

I've been doing a lot of work with Adobe Bridge lately, mostly because I had to do a live, hour-long e-seminar about it ("Adobe Bridge: Your Creative Hub") for Adobe a couple weeks ago. They recorded the Breeze-based presentation and as soon as it's publicly available on their site I'll let you know.

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