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Firefox extension takes hassle out of uploading photos, alleviates hangover

All this camera action was interesting for me on two levels: as a camera reviewer with an interest in the way people take (and share) photos, and as a hopeless drunkard who couldn't actually remember the last 12 hours

It was our annual team-building exercise and summer party this week. This involved the entire company decamping from our sleek South London nerve centre to play It's A Knockout-style games in a rain-lashed park in Richmond, involving much running up and down bouncy castles swimming in fairy liquid.

The horror, the horror...

Still, it was good value for those who braved the elements with their cameras. Within hours of work starting the next day (I use the term 'work' loosely) the shared folders on our network were full of pictures of friends and colleagues throwing themselves around with no regard for life and limb. And that was just on the dancefloor to Guns N' Roses. Arf!

All this camera action was interesting for me on two levels: as a camera reviewer with an interest in the way people take (and share) photos, and as a hopeless drunkard who couldn't actually remember the last 12 hours (just kidding!). Fortunately for my fragile head, hassle-free photo upload has been my middle name for some time now, thanks to that wonder of the modern world: the Firefox extension.

Namely, the Firefox Universal Uploader, or Fireuploader. This gives you one-click access to an upload window that allows you to drag and drop (almost) as many files as you want to (almost) any site -- you enter your account details for any of seven image-sharing sites. It does drop a few if you try and whack up 100 pictures at once, and there's no option to clear the completed images and retry the failures, but it's so easy to use that I don't care. Now that's a knockout...