Posts Tagged Flickr
Just received delivery of another photo book from Apple, the fourth book I’ve sent off to them in as many years. The quality is really very good for digital print – so much better than the first one I received – back in the days when double sided printing was not an option, paper was shiny rather than glossy and print screen was poor. However there are other options now as I have recently discovered (via a Flickr sanction of course) and these can be very much cheaper…
iPhoto printing with Apple.com
1 Medium Softcover Book (size of this is not quite 8″x6″), 100 pages €40.19 + €6.00 shipping + VAT(16% ES) €7.39 = total: € 53.58
Printing with blurb.com
Square format (7″ square) 81-120 pages €16,95 + Swiss Post Economy (nontrackable option) €5,66 + VAT (16% ES) = total € 26.23. Add a euro and shave a couple of days off the shipping time.
Blimey. I’m going to try the Blurb folks…
A-ha! So this is how it’s done…
For the full experience you’d need a canvas (or theme) that accommodates the Flickrslideshow minimum dimensions which are roughly 580px wide x 360px high. Right now this site’s main content div is only 500px wide – so there’s a bit of clipping on landscape images. But not enough to worry about too much just yet.
The code is this:
<iframe style="border:0" width="500px" height="400px" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazydada/sets/72157603491230286/show/">
The Flashing Blade.
Currently here. Childrens’ TV from way back in the seventies. You remember this one? I do. The theme tune is baked into my memory for ever.
Tiltviewer is a very cool way to see your Flickr stream. Or mine. I like what it does; somewhere between a slideshow and browser. Much cleaner interface than Flickr’s pages. Smells of the future. Very clever. Here is their ‘ome page, Mr ‘iggins.
Carbon Copy Cloner
I’ve stumbled upon the fact that this backup software stalwart for Mac OS X has finally been updated. Time to give it a whirl again. Which reminds me …
Hard-drive upgrade. Again.
Not quite two years since the last upgrade I’ve done it again. This time not precipitated by a dead-disk but by a severe lack of space. 160GB drive swapped out from my LaCie external drive. Not a quick fix but a good one. And I took to opportunity to give the old girl a good clean. How nice. Shinny Aluminium. Thanks to the folks at iFixit for the online guide.
Last but by no means least. My friend Mick Partridge created Jude Edginton’s website. Jude’ photo’s are really very good. Really. Nice site Mr. Partridge.
Graphic Converter has jumped to the fore of my photo workflow options. Love the new browser features. Particularly the full screen preview on my PowerBook monitor when I’m at my desk and the fab “Set GPS from Current Google Earth postion”.
Love Flickr and the new Flickr Findr/maps doo-dah.
Match made in heaven.
Only glitch was that Flickr didn’t seem to like the GPS metadata added to the originals by Graphic Converter. Latitute and logitude data was there in the “more properties”. But nothing happening on the mapiness. No idea where I found the answer – but there is a hidden page in the account settings that needs activation…
If you have a Flickr account go here.
All working lovely. I have found mapiness.