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Philae Temple Egypt – testing image gallery APIs

Posted By Kim On November 25, 2005 @ 9:18 pm In Blogs,Kim Blog (English),Technology,WordPress | No Comments

I’m testing a rather nifty flickr plug-in called Flickr Insert [1] from Stuffed Guys. It works by translating a special flickr tag into static links to flickr pictures in the post, and it also maintains a cache of thumbnails on your local server.

Below is an example of my flickr images that were tagged with “wpphilaetempleegypt” at the time of posting.

Philae Temple, Egypt [2] Original location of the Philae Temple, Egypt [3]

The plug-in could use some improvements. It would for instance be nice if you could specify some alignment tags, like left, right, top.

But it is all-in-all the cleverest application of the flickr API I’ve seen. I just whished that ourmedia.org had a similar API, since they have no limits on storage and bandwidth. I’ve heard in a Podcast from ITConversations, that ourmedia.org is planning to introduce an API.

Another thing, it should be relatively simple to implement a flickr compatible API that could increase the usability of general image gallery software like Coppermine. I know that an API is in the works for Coppermine, but it looks like the project is on hold. They have also opted for an API that isn’t flickr compatible. I believe that they need help.

There is however another tool for Coppermine, CpmFetch [4], that looks promissing. I expect to begin testing it soon, since I’ve invested a lot of time building my Coppermine gallery content.

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[1] Flickr Insert: http://blog.stuffedguys.com/2005/02/27/flickr-insert-plugin-for-wordpress/

[2] Image: http://photos32.flickr.com/66842353_1bf53f0ad4_o.jpg

[3] Image: http://photos28.flickr.com/66842354_4cd683fe7c_o.jpg

[4] CpmFetch: http://coppermine-gallery.net/forum/index.php?topic=19564.0

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