Flickr Hacks: Tips & Tools for Sharing Photos Online

Flickr Hacks: Tips & Tools for Sharing Photos Online

by Paul Bausch, Jim Bumgardner
     
 

Over two million registered Flickr users and counting have discovered the ease and fun of organizing their photo libraries, showing off their favorite pictures to the world, and securely sharing their private pictures with friends, family, or ad hoc groups. But Flickr's own plethora of intuitive menus, options, and features just scratches the surface.

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Overview

Over two million registered Flickr users and counting have discovered the ease and fun of organizing their photo libraries, showing off their favorite pictures to the world, and securely sharing their private pictures with friends, family, or ad hoc groups. But Flickr's own plethora of intuitive menus, options, and features just scratches the surface.

Flickr Hacks goes beyond the basics of storing, sorting, and sharing your photos to the much bigger playground of what's possible. Whether you're a beginner looking to manage your metadata and play with tags, or a programmer in need of a detailed reference of Flickr API methods, you'll find what you're looking for here. In addition to getting under the hood of some of the most popular third-party Flickr toys already in the wild, you'll learn how to:

  • Post photos to your blog directly from your cameraphone
  • Mash up your own photos or others' public pictures into custom mosaics, collages, sliding puzzles, slideshows, or ransom notes
  • Back up your Flickr library to your desktop, and save the comments too
  • Set random desktop backgrounds and build your own Flickr screensaver
  • Geotag your photos and map your contacts
  • Download a list of photos and make a contact sheet
  • Make your own Flickr-style tag cloud to visualize the frequency of common tags
  • Build a color picker with a dynamic color wheel of Flickr photos
  • Feed photos to your web site and subscribe to custom Flickr feeds using RSS
  • Talk to the Flickr API using your web browser, Perl, or PHP; authenticate yourself and other users; and build custom API applications

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596102456
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Hacks Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Bausch is an independent web developer living in Corvallis, Oregon. When he's not hacking together web applications, he's writing about hacking together web applications. In 2003, he wrote Amazon Hacks for O'Reilly and recently completed the forthcoming Yahoo! Hacks. Paul also helped create the popular weblog application Blogger (http://www.blogger.com) and maintains a directory of Oregon weblogs called ORblogs (http://www.orblogs.com). When he's not working on a book, Paul posts thoughts and photos to his personal weblog onfocus (http://www.onfocus.com).

Jim Bumgardner has been making innovative and entertaining software in Los Angeles since the early 1980s, including The Palace avatar chat system. He is the founder of the Flickr Hacks group, and the creator of the Flickr Colr Pickr, Hipbot and other Flickr-powered applications. Jim works in the Interactive TV industry and teaches kids how to make videogames at Art Center in Pasadena. His personal website, KrazyDad.Com, showcases his more recent software experiments.

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