Saturday, January 24, 2009

New and Improved Flickr Slideshow

With each new post and upload of photos, I carefully monitor the available space remaining on my Blogger site. I am at 94% capacity and worry about running out of space. I have already coughed up the loot to increase my Blogger account, but even Blogger has limits. {sigh} Do I quit blogging? Nope, not yet. I'm a bloggy addict and enjoy having a blog almost as much as I enjoy reading blogs. This is one addiction I'm not prepared to give up. Even if there were such a program as Bloggers Anonymous, I doubt I would be successful in my recovery.

I realize that most of my Blogger space is chewed up by photo images. My only recourse, other than to start another Blogger site and link to the original one, is to limit the amount of photos I upload to blogger. But I LOVE photos! I may yet need to create another Blogger site, but for now Flickr comes to the rescue.

Flickr has upgraded to allow users more flexibility in embedding photo slideshows. Photos are stored on the Flickr web site - not on Blogger - thus saving precious space on my Blogger site. If you're new to Flickr, it's easy to set up a FREE account. You can begin uploading photos today and create slideshow sets. Also new to Flickr is the ability to order/purchase photos - this is a huge improvement.

Sets can then be embedded in Blogger as photo slideshows in bite-sized form. Just click the “Share” link from any slideshow, then copy and paste the embed code wherever you want. You can maximize the use of Flickr by paying a small fee for Flickr Pro - this provides unlimited use to Flickr's photo storage that even I won't max out anytime soon.

Lastly, you can embiggen a slideshow! Click the full size icon on the bottom right of any slideshow to have it take over your screen. Can I get an Amen? Amen.

The following is a sampling of the newly improved Flickr slideshow. They are projects made by instructors from the Ultimate Scrapbook Cruise. To begin the slideshow, click on the white arrow and press your spacebar once. The spacebar will not work if you are in full screen mode. You may maximize the view by clicking the full screen icon only after the slideshow has begun.


Chere said...

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I noticed the slide show on yesterday's blog and loved it. Thank you for blogging all the instruction of us. You take us good card of us. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Off to look at the great projects.

Chere said...

Those can't be my wrinkled, old looking hands? At least I had my nails done. I am grateful for small wonders.

Pam said...

WOW - I love the books! Thanks for the blogging hints! The pictures are so lovely - can't wait to try one of those great litle albums. The pic of you and Chere is great!

Country Girl said...

These photos are beautiful! I can't believe how intricate these books are. So this is scrapbooking? I really had no idea. Absolutely wonderful.

How do you check your Blogger account size? I'm also clueless.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Limited space on blog??? Help! Had envisioned being on this blog until 98,looking back fondly over the last 50 years. Dammit. Thats scuppered that plan.