I am using Lightroom 3, with the built-in Publish To Flickr feature. When I have a JPEG image (that isn't too large for Flickr), this feature works very smoothly.
However, I often have RAW images, that I have tweaked exposure, white balance, etc, on, and I want to upload them to Flickr. This is where the Publish to Flickr feature falls short. I see this error:
It is possible that the issue is not that the image is RAW, but that it is too large. Still, I would hope that the Flickr integration would scale the image down, if necessary.
(The publish to Facebook option works well for these, which surprises me, since I would expect Flickr to accept more formats, and I would expect the LR-FLickr integration to be more polished.)
So, is there a way to insert a Convert to JPEG operation before the actual publishing to Flickr? (I also want to scale the image down, if it is larger than a certain threshold.)
EDIT: Thanks to @sebastien.b, I have hope! I know that I can export the images to my hard drive, and as part of that, convert them to JPG and scale them down. I can then publish those images to Flickr. This works, but I am hoping for something more smooth (unlike @sebastien.b, I have no particular desire to keep the JPG images on my hard drive, though their existence wouldn't bother me).
If there is an option to do this in the Flickr plugin options, I can't find it. This is what I am looking at, from the Plugin Manager:
There don't seem to be any user-servicable parts in there, unless I am missing something or looking in the wrong place.