Thursday, June 16, 2005 Use Update: Can't Feed Private Photos

As y'all know I've started using the Flickr photo sharing site as an alternative to Kodak Gallery (nee Ofoto), partly because it would make it easier for people to know when new pictures were uploaded because you can subscribe to "feeds" of pictures with specific tags.

Turns out this only works for public pictures not for private pictures. The last word from the Flickr people was a statement 7 months ago to the effect that "it's coming". But nothing yet.


This means that my options are pretty much limited to either making Dada's pictures public, posting here whenever new pictures are uploaded, continuing to send out emails, or doing nothing.

I'm not really keen on making all of Dada's pictures public, so that's out. Sending out emails and doing nothing is missing the point, so I'll try to post here whenever new pictures are published.

You can create an RSS or Atom feed of this blog if you haven't already (for example on a MyYahoo page or using bloglines or any news reader (like the Thunderbird or Eudora email clients). So if I post here with new pictures you'll still get an automatic update.

Or you can just check in on Flickr occassionally. It does offer the feature of letting you quickly link to a slideshow of any user's latest pictures.

Also, you can't yet order prints from Flickr (hmph again) although they have announced a partnership with EzPhoto to do this. This means that if you want to print any of the pictures on Flickr you either need to download it, put it on a memory card or CD, and take it to Target or Walgreens or wheverever they have kiosks for printing digital pictures or let me know what photos you want and I'll put them on Ofoto so you can order prints from there. I appologize for this inconvenience. Hopefully they'll have the print feature worked out soon.

Note too that one of the cool features of Flickr is that you can download the picture at its original resolution, so if you do want to make your own prints, be sure to get the largest size available (to make the best quality print).

In other news, Gran Judy is winging her way home following a very pleasant visit with us here in Austin. She took lots of pictures, all of which are up in Flickr. Here's one of the best:



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