15 May 2009

PictoBrowser

Bonjour,

how are we all today? Good I hope. I'm not too bad, got over my little bout of sicky-ness yesterday -- no idea what that was all about?!

Anyway, I have something else (I believe to be) funky to share with you. It's called PictoBrowser and I found it after a long and hard search for a way to share and display my (yet to be created) Flickr photostream. I tried out several different options including Airtight Interactive's Simpleviewer (of which there are Flash and HTML versions), Flickr badges and slideshows, and several other widgets. None of them gave me the kind of functionality or customisability I was after. Then, hidden under a virtual rock somewhere on the internet, I unearthed this little gem.

As I haven't really got any Flickr photos, I opted to display photos from Flickr group Sony Alpha World, at the bottom of this page. Click the link in the left sidebar << to scroll down and have a look. I will change it to display my photos once I actually take some worthy photos.

Unlike the HTML SimpleViewer, it doesn't involve heavy HTML and CSS coding or the need to host all the photos you want to display -- and for those of us who are devoid of that mysterious entity known as a 'server', it means a lot of 1-on-1 time with Imageshack, Photobucket or Tinypic.com, i.e. not what I wanted!

Similarly, unlike the Flickr badges and slideshows (HTML or Flash), PictoBrowser has so many customisable options so your slideshow really will look how you want and still look the business! You can change;
  • PictorBrowser's Width and Height
  • Image file size (medium or large)
  • Image Vertical Alignment
  • Image Titles (on/off)
  • Image Notes (on/off)
  • Thumbnails AutoHide (on/off)
  • Image Zoom (on/off)
  • PictoBrowser's background color
  • Navigation background color
You can only show pictures from Flickr, it's true, but you can choose from your sets, groups or keywords. I simply created a set called 'Blogger' and bunged all my photos in there.

Toodles!


3 comments:

  1. cool beans, thanks for the info on PictoBrowser and also some wonderful photos in there too ;)

    Dade

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  2. cool, thanks for the info, that sounds neat. Also, just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award...check out my blog!

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  3. Nice browser - I have created my own photo stream some time ago - but could not finish it to use flickr stream. Did not meet the deadline :(
    You can see it on http://home.live.com at the top of the page if you upload photos.

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