Sunday, February 24, 2008

Creating a slide show using Flickr

Flickr is a free photo sharing website - http://www.flickr.com/ - where any photographer can post their images.

For the heritage walk project I wanted to include a slide show of some of the sites in the walk so I wandered around the city, trying to avoid traffic and pedestrians, to take photos with a digital camera. It is amazing how many construction sites and signs there are in the city when you want to photograph a building. I am not a photographer but the images should give the viewer, especially those not going on the actual walk, a pictorial view of the walk.

I already had a Flickr account (Click the Create Your Account button, then follow the directions, on the Flickr website to create your own account) so I loaded the images into a new album on the Flickr site.

There are many ways that images on Flickr can be used including creating slide shows of your own images or other images on Flickr. I used the slide show generator on the website Big Huge Labs http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/slideshow.php.
The generator provides you with a string of text to include in your website to generate the slide show.

The result for the slide show for the first part of the heritage walk is -
Link to slide show:
Slide show can be viewed at View slideshow

OR

Button for slide show - View slideshow

One of these links will be inserted into the Podcast page on the website together with the link to the Podcast file.

2 comments:

Sandusky Library said...

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This is the url of the blog from the Archives of the Sandusky Library, if you would like to take a look:

http://sanduskyhistory.blogspot.com/

Centennial College said...

Hi

I will try in this Flickr today. I have seen some slide show in Flickr. Just few days ago my friend he is also a Computer Systems Technician he just created a slide show in Flickr. Excellent effect in it.