How to: Upload photos and videos from phone via Pixelpipe Send & Share

5. September 2010 at 09:53

PixelpipeLast time I made a guide on how to upload photos and videos using the Furtiv plug-ins for your Nokia Share Online. Both Symbian S60v3 and S60v5 or Symbian^1 are supported of these plug-ins. The Furtiv  has a dozen of free available services that it offers like facebook, twitter, MySpace, Picasa uploads and others. Whilst on the Pixelpipe we got more than 120+ services which Furtiv don’t have. Plus the latest Pixelpipe Send and Share version is an upgrade in which it works without the integration in Share Online. So let’s check how Pixelpipe works…

The new Pixelpipe Send and Share has the features to let you upload photos and videos directly from your gallery and files to your different preferred Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc), web services (Picasa, Flickr, Ovi Share etc) or even directly to contact’s emails. The new version of app gives a new ‘Send’ options for pixelpipe which you’ll see below on the guide.

Step by step (video below):

  1. To start with, download and install the Pixelpipe Send and Share from Ovi Store. It supports wide range of Nokia devices from Symbian S60 3rd edition to S60 5th edition. Download it here.
  2. Pixelpipe Installed and running on the background

  3. After you’ve downloaded and installed, now it’s time to create an account in using your PC.  ***Note that it’s better to create the account using your PC’s web browser to prevent much delays and problems like I experienced. (PC/Laptop web browser)
  4. Sign-In in the PixelPipe app in your phone and then go to Settings and start to add your preferred PIPES such as Facebook, Twitter, Picasa and other services. (Phone)

  5. Note: The bottom is the default service which is TwitPic and my uploaded photos will go directly to my TwitPic account without putting routing tag @twitpic. Don’t forget that you can also send the photos not only to TwitPic but of course to your other services like Picasa or Flickr by using routing tags (see below).

    You can also edit the routing tag of each pipe for easier way and less typing. For example I will edit the routing tags of my photo services, let say my twitpic, flickr, picasa, to @pictures so that it will upload my photos to these 3 services without typing each routing tag.

  6. Once you’ve added and authenticated the services you’ve chosen you can now go to gallery to pick and queue the photos/videos to be uploaded or directly after capturing the images/videos.

  7. By putting the routing tags @picasa @flickr, this will make my uploaded photos to be send not only in twitpic but also in Picasa and Flckr.

  8. Now go to PixelPipe application in your to check if the app setup is uploading or not (default settings are automatically uploading and run on start-up). You can also setup the options you like.

twitpic via pixelpipe test


On how to upload files please watch the demo on Nokia N8:

Pixelpipe Send & Share 1.0 HD from Pixelpipe Developer on Vimeo.

So far, the only cons that I would consider in using Pixelpipe is the issue on PC vs mobile account setup and the continuous running in background of Pixelpipe when not in used, but of course you could close it manually. I suggest you do the registration of your account in Pixelpipe site using your PC while manage all your pipes in your phone.