BlinkFlash does not work anymore. It scraps the winkflash website which changed a few years after I wrote this program. I may fix it in the future but like everyone time is short.
BlinkFlash is a commandline tool for uploading images to
BlinkFlash is written in python and uses a few extra python libraries
which are included in the download (
The only dependency is python 2.3
It is intended for Linux users (that's what I use) but as its written in python it may work on other platforms.
You can download it here
I use winkflash for printing my digital photos. At the time of writing (October 2004 -still true November 2005) they provide a very efficient service, have a reasonable and simple pricing structure (99p + 9p per photo, or 99c + 12c in the USA) and will even print notes on the back of the photos for you.
My only problem has been that none of their 3 uploading options work for me. They have a windows upload tool but I don't use windows, there is a java applet which has never worked for me and finally they have a web based facility. In the past I have used the web based interface but it takes ages to add the photos one at a time and editing a photo's notes requires 3 clicks per photo.
I decided to automate this process and create a command line client which uses the web based upload facility as a backend. So I wrote blinkflash (faster than winkflash).
blinkflash 1.3 the unofficial winkflash commandline client usage: ./blinkflash.py
[action arguments] actions: list-albums -list all albums create-album <album-name> -create a new empty album upload <album-name> file[,file,..,..] -upload file(s) to an album list-images <album-name> -list images in album download-image <album-name> <filename> -download image (to filename.jpg) download-album <album-name> -download a whole album set-notes <album-name> <filename> <notes> -set an image's notes bulk-upload <album-name> <inputfile> -upload files and set notes for the bulk action the format is filename <tab> alias <tab> notes eg. IMG012.JPG photo1 Holiday day one IMG013.JPG photo2 Duncans brother bill (if run twice, only new files will be uploaded) some examples: ./blinkflash.py johnsmith b2xtf list-albums ./blinkflash.py johnsmith b2xtf create-album 'Holiday 2004' ./blinkflash.py johnsmith b2xtf upload 'Holiday 2004' img01.jpg img02.jpg ./blinkflash.py johnsmith b2xtf set-notes 'Holiday 2004' img01.jpg 'day 1' ./blinkflash.py johnsmith b2xtf bulk-upload 'Holiday 2004' filesandnotes.txt **if logged in with a web browser you must log out and log in to see changes**
winkflash know nothing about blinkflash. If you get in trouble for using this (I can't think why) I can't be held responsible.
BlinkFlash is written by me, Thomas Rynne. I have a homepage and you can email me at thomas-blinkflash@XnospamX.lifesok.co.uk
Please email me if you have found blinkflash useful or have problems using it.
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Created 17October2004 Last modified 16November2005by Thomas Rynne