Posts Tagged ‘widget generator’

Mooncake Viewer: DeepZoom Enabled Silverlight Photo Album Widget Generator

January 20th, 2009

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Mooncake Viewer is a very special photo album widget generator. it can generate DeepZoom Enabled Silverlight Widgets like PhotoZoom with several differences:

I.-You don`t have to upload a thing

Because it can do it from a online Photostream. either from Flickr or SmugMug.

II.-You can choose the Photos you want in the Widget right from a online photo service

It don`t add the whole Photostream or the latest photos. you get to choose what photos you want in the Photo Album Widget

II.-You get a way more featured and better designed Photo Album Widget

forget about the classic Deepzoom Wall configuration. Mooncake can generate that effect and 3 more to play with within the widget. you can filter the picture to show from a tag filter and you can jump from widget to full screen with the known silverlight ease.

Now. the only thing you need to do is to go to the Mooncake Viewer Website and do the following:

1.-Choose your Account Name and Photo Service

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Choose the service you have a account with and then enter your username. you can also use anyone else username. so if you have know the username of a photographer you like or from a friend. you can also put that one in. Mooncake Viewer does not ask you for any other credentials.

2.-Select which photos from your Photostream you want to use in your Mooncake Viewer

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In this case i entered Thomas Hawk photostream and selected some photos at random. be aware that the number of photos you select will affect the time you will have to wait in order for them to be converted in DeepZoom enabled images that are going to be used in the Silverlight Widget

3.- Review the Photos you choose and confirm for conversion

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As i said before.the number of photos you choose. will determine how long will you wait. you cannot edit your widget after you have confirmed for selection without starting everything from zero. so choose with conviction

4.-Have patience while you wait

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After confirming you photo choices. you only will have to wait for your widget to be finally rendered. this can take a while depending on your selection. while the page don`t states how long it takes. i measured the time with several and tries and i estimate it can take from 10 to 20 seconds per pciture. so if you choose 10 pictures. you Mooncake Viewer should take at least two and a half minutes or up to five minutes depending how busy the server is.

5.-Check out your Widget and copy your widget code.

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It is worth the wait since it is a free service, the widget rocks and because you can just do something else in other tabs while the task is done. you don`t have to worry for the widget page to time out. just don`t forget to get the code before closing that tab because you don`t get a landing page for the widget you can track.

The only thing i would like the widget to have is a option to choose the size of the widget, that it could have a different form factor. other than that. it is of the best you can get when it comes to Photo Album Widgets.

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Flickrin: Flickr Photo Grid Widget Generator

December 16th, 2008

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While Flickr got a pretty awesome slideshow widget. it still lacks a good photo grid or photo wall widget. Flickrin is a Photo Grid Widget Generator that can be used in 3 simple steps and in less than a minute.

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You just visit flickrin web page and you are already to go. even if you don`t have a flickr account. you only need a flickr username from a someone you like the photos of, yourself or any tag you can come up with according to what you would like to make a photo grid of. in this case i asked for any picture with the tag “lolcat”. i put how many rows i wanted since it outputs 5 pics per row in the photo grid.

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Once Generated. the result was a photo grid widget in the size and look as you see it in the picture.

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Finally you get to choose in what format you want it. in JavaScript if you are going to use it in a website or blog sidebar and don`t want to use flash. or in flash if you are going to put it in a social network, blog entry, etc.

A good Widget made by Quinto Piso, a small software studio from Argentina. and to who i must congratulate for a simple and effective widget generator. the only thing i would like to see is being able to set how many pics per row you can put in order to be able to make photo stripes too. and if it were possible a quick view of the photo option in case you have a medium size or big photo grid so you can preview the photos before jumping to the flickr photo page. but i like flickrin and i recommend it as a good widget.

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