Websites are of the most valuable sources of information published on the internet; there are literally thousands of personal websites on all kinds of topics: sports, pets, climate, sciences, etc. But to manage the images that go with the texts can be a hard task for most website publishers; here's where community-based photography can offer a great alternative to obtain new, fresh material.
Photoshow is an extension for Adobe Dreamweaver that helps website publishers to select images for publishing. Photoshow uses millions of images available on one of the most popular photo servers in the world, Flickr. With Photoshow, all you need to do is to define selection criteria for the images, the amount of images to show, the time interval between images and finally a Flickr API key. To obtain a Flickr API key click here.
It is an extension for Adobe Dreamweaver MX and later versions, including Dreamweaver CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC...
An Flickr API KEY.
The installation process of Photoshow is similar to that of the rest of extensions for Adobe Dreamweaver. You have to run the application Adobe Extension Manager, which is included with Adobe Dreamweaver; select the option Install an Extention, and enter the path to the downloaded .mxp file.
Once installed, the Photoshow extension can be accessed through the menu option
To insert Photoshow into your website, simply follow the steps below:
Filter: Required field that allows to enter selection criteria for images to be displayed. If you wish to select images that cover more than one subject, separate the criteria with a "," symbol.
Refresh Timeout: interval used in image rotation. If you prefer to show just one image, enter "0" as timeout value.
Limit: Maximum amount of images to be displayed.
Width: Required field; number of pixels for the width of the area where the images are displayed. This is going to be the maximum width that the images will occupy on your web page. Photoshow scales the images to be displayed so that they comply with this value without affecting proportions.
Height: Required field; number of pixels for the height of the area where the images are displayed. This is going to be the maximum height that the images will occupy on your web page. Photoshow scales the images to be displayed so that they comply with this value without affecting proportions.
Flickr API KEY: Required field, API KEY to access to the Flickr database photos. If you have not a API KEY press here.
Once Photoshow is inserted in a web page, you still can change its settings. For that, select the <DIV> label inserted by Photoshow in your web page and alter the parameters in the Properties Inspector.
To change the width and the height of the images, you just need to select the <DIV> label inserted by Photoshow and change the width and the height in the window "CSS Styles".
Note: You shouldn't change the "title" attribute of the <DIV> label inserted by Photoshow. Photoshow's properties are defined in the "title" attribute.