Posts Tagged ‘slideshow’

Release 1.8.28

Monday, December 21st, 2009

We’ve been working quietly for the last little while, so we feel it’s time for an update.

We managed to simplify a lot the geotagging process. Since we all use the slideshow to view the pictures, the easiest way to geotag would be to just drag the picture - or a bunch of pictures - over the map inside the slideshow.

And that’s what we did. Check it out, it’s very cool.

The slideshow has two modes, the “show one picture” and the “show all pictures”. The geotagging feature works for both of them:

  • in “show one picture” mode, just open the map and drag & drop the thumbnails from the left hand side column;
  • in “show all pictures” mode use the Manage pictures menu to enable select/multiple-select so you can drag & drop pictures over the map.

The Manage pictures menu also features an enhanced Delete functionality so you can multiple-select pictures to delete. This makes it much easier to delete a bunch of pictures at once, which comes in handy when someone uploads by mistake the wrong pictures.

We plan to release new features that will fit great under the Manage picture menu. Stay tuned!

And last, but not least, the obligatory eye candy:

Release 1.8.22

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Hot on the heels of the previous release:

  1. Pictures initially uploaded in the original resolution will now show in Full HD quality;
  2. The slideshow has been improved to plot all the geotagged pictures on the map;
  3. We now detected when you upload the same picture multiple times, so you don’t run the risk of duplicating them if you have to re-upload a bunch of them;
  4. Totally reworked picture selector for the journal to properly support lots of pictures;
  5. Bunch of other little fixes and improvements.

We’ve already started work on the next release, lots of goodies planned for the next few weeks.

Release 1.8.20

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

We’ve been busy last week:

  • Full HD picture quality: now you can upload your photos in Full HD quality at a good upload speed. You’ll love the results!
  • Spiffier uploader: a improved uploader that works faster, looks better, supports more browsers, and uploads better quality pictures.
  • Wiki-syntax: comments and messages understand URLs or simple markup such as *…* for bold text.
  • Slideshow improvements: keyboard accelerators (TAB=Show all, +/- = faster/slower play)
  • Lots of smaller fixes and improvements sprinkled throughout the site.

Release 1.8.18

Monday, August 24th, 2009

We’ve been working hard on the new slideshow:

  • Integrated map: you can now see geotagged pictures in all their glory along with their position on the map;
  • Information box: find out how a picture was taken such as aperture, exposure, or camera model;
  • Easy download: want your own copy of the picture? Now you can easily get the original pictures, in bulk or individually;
  • Share pictures: send pictures to your friends right from within the slideshow;
  • The usual set of smaller fixes and improvements.
Geotagged picture shown on map
Extra picture information, including photography data
Share pictures with your friends
Easily download a bunch of pictures to your computer

Release 1.8.14

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

It’s summer, it’s fun, and life is good!

A bit rainy here in Toronto (who am I kidding, it rains as if we are at the tropics!), keeping us a bit more productive than a usual summer :)

Here are the highlights of this release:

  • Redesigned slideshow: the new one is slicker, meaner, and all around cooler. Some of you have pushed us in this direction, and we love the end result. Kudos!
  • Enhanced support for itinerary legs that are to be travelled on foot or bike (as opposed to a motor vehicle);
  • Better browser compatibility, especially IE8;
  • The usual little fixes and cleanups.

And now the obligatory eye candy: