I am, for the time being, completely blocked on completing integration of Yahoo Photos into migratr.
Yahoo Photos, Issue 1: When I register for an API key, they don’t give me a “shared secret” key- For some reason they just don’t feel like handing out all the information I need in order to authenticate to their service.
Yahoo Photos, Issue 2: They don’t have any mechanism for desktop clients to authenticate to their services. Only browser based services.
Yahoo Photos, Issue 3: As a third party application, Migratr is forbidden from being the mechanism by which you move your photos to another service. The “license agreement”:http://developer.yahoo.com/photos/#additional states:
“Copying Restrictions. If the user of your application is previously informed of, consents to, and initiates such action, you may permit your application to copy the user’s photos delivered via the Yahoo! Photos APIs and store them to another location, *provided that your application does not enable the photos to be imported or otherwise transferred to another photos service or application offering materially similar services as Yahoo! Photos offers.*”
Rather odd, considering the service is shutting down.
For those of you who are still stranded on Yahoo Photos, I’d recommend utilizing Yahoo’s free built-in migration to flickr, and from there using migratr to go wherever you want. I told many of you I was working on providing a one-step process to do this, so you wouldn’t have to use Flickr as a middle-man, and I’m sorry I can’t provide that. However, yahoo photos doesn’t close for another 47 days. If enough of you voice discontent over this issue, they might flip the switches necessary for me to help you out. In other words, this would be an excellent time to make a stink. In the meantime, I’ll be adding support for services which work, and which people can move to.
In the meantime, happy migrating!