Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring - Albums and Slide Shows

It is springtime once again. We all enjoy sharing the delightful images from gardens, parks, and just around town. Here are some of mine:




The photos link to albums and slide shows. In part to illustrate different ways of sharing photos and also to introduce a couple new sites for displaying my images.

You will have a chance to try Silverlight to present a slide show from my SkyDrive – and to view it another way if your browser can’t handle it.

I welcome your comments and feedback.


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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Gallery NEWS Page

In another post (“The best sharing site? How about a combination”) I presented my views on building a gallery site just the way I like by using a blog as the basis. Also mentioned was the idea of using blog posts to announce the latest additions. Here is an illustration of that idea as seen in the new Internet Explorer 9:


This is a really neat way to present the newest photos and other “gallery news”. My “news” page is prepared using Windows Live Writer, as are the other pages of the “gallery”. That is an easy and flexible way to prepare the material. The few glitches, like varying ways that browsers interpret the photo locations, are easily taken care of. I am quite happy with the technique.

Here the link to the gallery:

And to the news page:




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Monday, March 7, 2011

The best sharing site? How about a combination

There are many photo sharing sites, and each has some desirable features. For me none offered all that I wanted, that includes a personalized look and feel, access to slide shows, panoramas, and more. imageMy solution is a combination of several with the “entrance” based on a blog.

This allows using the “photo album” feature in Windows Live Writer to create the page layout I like and to link to my SkyDrive albums.

Another advantage of using a blog is the use of posts for the “latest additions” announcements. image

Linking to various photo sharing sites, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Shutterfly, and others makes the site fun to use and easy to maintain. Live Writer is my maintenance and update tool.

I can add to my SkyDrive, Flicker or Picasa Web Albums right from Windows Live Photo Gallery. With the links on my “gallery site” already in place, I need do nothing more. The photos will show up in the slide shows.

Other tools, particularly Microsoft Image Composite Editor, can be used to make panoramas or extra large images. These can be hosted on SkyDrive and displayed with “”. You will also find a 360 degree Photosynth image. All that is made possible by using a blog – no single photo sharing site can do all this.

My “Gallery Ludwig” blog is a work in progress. I will be adding more pages and links and, of course, photos. Enjoy. The photos here link to two of the pages.


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