Category Archives: Flickr

Flickr Flowr Badge

A Flickr Badge is a way Flickr lets you display groups of photos on your web pages. This is an HTML Flickr badge that displays random photos from my Flowers set on Flickr. (Click here for Blake Garden blog items, and here for the Flowers blog category.) If you refresh your browser, you will see different images in the badge.

Besides HTML badges, Flickr Badges come in a Flash variety. You can see one (actually, four) here. I haven’t got the Flash badges to work yet within WordPress because of some complications regarding JavaScript within WordPress’s PHP content pages, but when I do get the JavaScript/Flash to work in WordPress I will blog it for your edification.

Within Flickr, to create a badge, you start by choosing HTML or Flash. Next, you decide the source of the photos. The choices are: all your photos, all your photos with a specific tag, a public set of your photos, a group pool of photos, or everyone’s photos. If you are creating an HTML badge, you can decide to show most recent photos, or random photos. With the HTML badge, you choose the number of photos to display, the size, and the orientation (horizontal or vertical).

With either a Flash or an HTML badge, you choose the color scheme, and the code is generated for you. Copy and paste it into your web page (unless it is a Flash badge and WordPress), and you are done! Way cool.

Also posted in Bemusements, Flowers, Photography

Flickr Art

This Bridge Is Tops, originally uploaded by Harold Davis.

This is a Flickr collage – perhaps a new art form!

Tools: Flickr, Flickr API, OberKampf, Snag-It (a screen capture utility), Photoshop, and Flickr.

First I made the strip of four images, using images posted to Flickr (you can see the strip of four on this page). The strip was made with OberKampf, a Flickr API PHP library of funtions.

To get the strip like it is, I had to copy and flip the Golden Gate Bridge image (Photoshop) so that it could appear twice, once reversed.

Next, with the strip appearing on the page, I used Snag-It to capture the four frames to a .Tif file. The capture was reworked in Photoshop to bring tonality down and to create the transition between the third and fourth frames.

Finally, I reposted the collage to Flickr (and added it to the Tweaked group).

Also posted in Bemusements, Photography

Meta Flickr

Meta Flickr, originally uploaded by Harold Davis.

I never met a flickr I didn’t like…one’s reach should be bigger than one’s grasp, or else what is a meta for?

[Screen capture of a Flickr collage]

Also posted in Bemusements, Photography