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Lion: Apple Brings Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo, Mail Sharing to QuickTime 10.1

Together with enhancements to the screen recording features of QuickTime (which now allows you to easily record a portion of the screen by dragging a selection with your mouse), Apple has baked support for Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo and Mail sharing into QuickTime 10.1. The new options are accessible from the “Share” menu in QuickTime and require authorization to the service either via a popup window in-app (Facebook) or in the browser (Flickr).
Mail support is interesting, as it plugs directly into Mail 5 and asks you if you want to share the movie file at its actual size or at another resolution. In the screenshot below, you can see QuickTime prompted me to share a file at 480p. A new Mail window will open, embedding the movie file into the message.
Flickr, Facebook and Vimeo sharing works pretty much the same across all services, allowing you to upload a movie with a Title and Description, Tags for Flickr and an option to make a movie “personal” to access it only from your account. Again, everything works from within the app and once you’ve logged in with your accounts you can share and forget about authentication. Check out more screenshots after the break, and here’s to hoping Apple will enable further integration with these services into 10.7 Lion.