Wednesday, January 24, 2007

WFMW-Photos

*Sorry if this takes a long time to load, I put in a lot more photos than I normally would in one post!!

Last night, I was working on a photo project for my photoblog and wanted to display the photos that I had taken during my "lesson." Since there were so many of them, I decided that it would be neat to make one of those flickr badges that so many people have in their sidebar. Since it was a project-specific collage, I wanted to put the badge in my post.

You can't put those flickr badges in your posts. Did you know that? I didn't! I spent a good 20 minutes making it perfect, just to get an error that said something about not supporting javascript or something like that. WHAT?! After doing a search on "help", I found out that indeed, there is no way to put it in the post itself; it has to be in the template.

Well, that didn't help me with my project! Since I had taken about 10 photos, I tried to figure out a way to display them without having to put each one in separately. Then I remembered photobucket.

I have used photobucket in the past-when my free flickr account was full or when I wanted to make videos for my blog. I don't know why-I just never really looked into it very closely.
Whoa! They have some of the coolest slideshows available! FOR FREE! It only took me about 3 minutes, and I had it all set up. This morning, before work, I put these samples together. It took me less than 5 minutes for all of it; I'm not even exaggerating!!

These photos are of Christmas at my in-law's hotel room (cat allergies-they can't come over to the house-ever!!). Take a look at the site for yourself. There are a lot of options that I didn't put in this post.

Does anyone else have any thoughts about photobucket vs. flickr? Experiences? I feel like I've found a new toy, even though I've had it all along. I still love flickr, but now I can use more options for photo sharing!










So, photobucket Works For Me! For more helpful hints, check out Shannon's blog!

4 comments:

Anna said...

How does Del get the badge things on hers?

Mari said...

I knew I'd seen it somewhere! I just couldn't remember where. How do you do it, Del? I kept getting errors.

Slackermommy said...

I love Photobucket but I had no idea about the slideshows. Very cool. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I use Photobucket for some things, especially if I want to place an animated gif file or somehting like that on my blog. I have a Word Press blog hosted on my own domain name, so until I do some further tweaking, the Photobucket slide shows won't play on my site. The are very cool though!

I am going to come back and look at your photos later (when I'm not supposed to be working! LOL)