Exporting images using the RSS feed (and using Zapier)

The simplest way to export a complete set of photos from a campaign is to use the Dropbox feature in 3rd Party Integrations.  

But there are a variety of other 3rd party services that can be integrated using the RSS feed from a campaign. 

The RSS feed is updated in real time as images are uploaded, and you can control which version of the photo, animation or video is exported to the RSS feed. So, for example, if you want to export the version with the Image Overlay, you can do that, or you can export the original image without the overlay.  

There are a number of services that can import images from RSS feeds. One method is to use a service called Zapier which imports the images and then allows you to push the images to a large number of external services.

Step 1: Getting the RSS Feed


Log in to my.fotozap.com and click on Results > Campaign Photos. Then click on the name of the Campaign you are interested in. 

Follow these instructions: 




Step 2: Copy URL

After you have clicked to Generate the RSS Feed, let the URL load in the browser (it generates a key as it loads). Then copy the URL from the browser address bar. 







Example: Using Zapier to pull photos into Box.com or other service


Here is one way to use the RSS feed. You can feed the images into Box.com using Zapier.com

Create an Zapier account at zapier.com.

Create a 'Zap'.  In this example choose RSS and Box for the triggers.   Select 'New Item in Feed' for RSS and 'Copy File from Trigger' for Box for the actions:




Connect your Box.com account or create a new account for your photos to pass into this account.

Paste the RSS feed you copied from my.fotozap.com:



Choose the folder you'd like to pass your photos into.   Under File click 'Insert fields' and select 'Link' (this is the specific photo).   Under Specify File Name select Pub Date, this is so each file name is different and they are uniquely named in box.com.




You can then Test the Zap and then finally turn the zap on to get your photos.

You can also do a wide variety of other things in Zapier with an RSS feed, so explore and get creative!


Mac:  We recommend using Chrome or Firefox and NOT using Safari for the above process.





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