An even easier way to like photos (for now only within albums)


Here’s an idea we’ve came up with to make liking on Lomography even easier: allowing you to like photos on the overview page. Right now we’ve only unlocked it for albums – so please give it a try before we roll it out throughout the site!

Hello there. Can I get your like?

So instead of opening up every photo within an album you can now directy like it on the overview page. And if you made an accidental click you can even unlike it (within a grace period of one hour, after that you can’t take it back). So what do you think of it? Let us know in the comments! And – shameless plug – here is an album for you to try it with: Travelling around Japan in November 2014. Arigatou!

written by recurving on 2015-02-25 #news #next


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Hey, that's cool!! :)

  2. recurving
    recurving ·

    @vicuna: thanks! And everyone: post also links to your albums in the comments!

  3. marcel2cv
    marcel2cv ·

    Wonderful idea! Love it.

  4. marcel2cv
  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Well here's my latest album!…

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @marcel2cv: I can't access the link with "my", it's your access, you need to put the link with "homes/marcel2cv/albums..."

  7. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    Yup that's practical. Nice idea. For now I would say enabling it for the albums is enough. But I might change my mind. And I would prefer if the hearts would appear when hovering the pictures. Otherwise it's a bit distracting. Although the hearts are cute. I will test it some more.

  8. recurving
    recurving ·

    I was so free to edit the comment by @marcel2cv – the link is now fine. @vicuna: thanks for letting him know!

  9. recurving
    recurving ·

    @trash-gordon-from-outer-space: I tried to find a good balance between size and visibility. But hover won't work on mobile though. Maybe I'll add a setting for purists to disable it :)

  10. srcardoso
  11. dop
    dop ·

    snowboarding with the LC-A 120…

  12. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    That's true @recurving

  13. bnjmn
    bnjmn ·

    Ich bin begeistert von der Idee. Here is my recent album…

  14. katinkaja
    katinkaja ·

    I like the feature!

  15. kasta72
    kasta72 ·

    i like it, but it seems i lost the possibility to like the photos in the "old way", when i open the album..... it would be nice to have both options

  16. schugger
    schugger ·

    I like that feature :)
    Old way @kasta72 - still there, "like and next" and "like" buttons are now underneath the foto ;-)

  17. schugger
    schugger ·

    Coming back again @recurving, I must admit, the "like and next" hint above the foto was better - I could see before trying "L" whether I already liked the shot or not. Now I press "L", nothing happens, I advance...

  18. stouf
    stouf ·


  19. recurving
    recurving ·

    @schugger: I think the title and description of the photo are also important. That way it also is easier on mobile devices :)

  20. kimpy05
    kimpy05 ·

    I like this feature! ^_^

  21. tracyvmoore
    tracyvmoore ·

    I love it too! Is there a way to select the main "Album" photo that appears on your home when displaying your albums? Is that something we can do when editing our albums? I tried moving the photos around...but didnt seem to make a difference when displaying them on my home. Thanks for activating Albums btw! ;)

  22. recurving
    recurving ·

    @tracyvmoore: it should be the first in the order. But let me check on this!

  23. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    As far as i can tell, it takes some time until the Cover-Photo updates when you rearranged the photos in an album. @tracyvmoore @recurving

  24. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    I love the hearts! And I love how they turn red! Naaaawww!

    Who took the photo of the cutest fawn in lomo history? I'd love for that heart to turn red, too, but I can't click on the photo.

  25. recurving
    recurving ·

    @tracyvmoore and @trash-gordon-from-outer-space: got it – our caching was a bit too strict. Should be fine now and update everytime you change the order of the photos.

  26. stacy_mcpommes
    stacy_mcpommes ·

    I can see the new album overviews with direct "liking"-possibility in my feed. However, every time i click on a single photo to browse through the album the old fashioned way via "like and next" or "L", I get this error message: "We are really sorry, but this page does not exist.Please check your URL or return to the cover page." Is this a known issue that is being fixed or am I the only one (haven't read anyone else complaining about it so I wanted to check)?

  27. kleeblatt
    kleeblatt ·

    @marcel2cv Hi , sag mal , ich kapier das nicht :( kannst du mir vielleicht erklären , wie das geht ? danke dir !! :)

  28. rik041
    rik041 ·

    wie kleeblatt

  29. koduckgirl
    koduckgirl ·

    @ is something wrong @recurving the hearts aren't turning red and the blue like and next and like buttons aren't working!!!!!

  30. recurving
    recurving ·

    I've deleted your double comments. And yes, we have one bug – give us a bit and we have fixed it soon!

  31. recurving
    recurving ·

    @stacy_mcpommes, @kleeblatt, @rik041 and @koduckgirl: all should be fine again!

  32. koduckgirl
    koduckgirl ·

    Oh @recurving you are the best and put up with so much ha ha ha

  33. recurving
    recurving ·

    And hey everyone: – now you see the photos bigger, they are grouped by uploader and you can like right away. Wanna know who you are following or who follows you? Nothing easier than that:

  34. schlogoat
    schlogoat ·

    @STACY_MCPOMMES @RECURVING I'm getting that error message too, though not in every instance. Love the new feature for liking on an overview though :)

  35. emperornorton
    emperornorton ·

    Yes, works like a charm. I breezed through several albums. Thanks for setting things up so we can unlike photos if we have made a mistake.

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