Test a New Feature: Slideshow for Albums


End of last week we had a thought: wouldn’t it be nice to make an additional view for albums similar to the gallery view in the Magazine?

One of the photos from the slideshow view of an album

We gave it a try and we liked the result. But then we thought why not showing the photos within the gallery in full width? Again we liked the result. We’ve restricted the full width to friends only! Please note: this is just a test, so here are some things to be aware of:

  • sometimes it might take a while until the photos are loaded
  • hitting “show all photos” will – well – load all photos (and this might take even longer due to the measurements)
  • photos will take up a lot of space (so it’s best for desktop computers or one’s hooked up to a larger screen)
  • to leave a comment or like a photo simply click the “open this photo” link on the upper right – this will take you to the detail view of the current photo

Wanna give it a try? Simply add /slideshow to any of your (or other user’s) albums: www.lomography.com/…/albums/20239-concerts should be changed to www.lomography.com/…/albums/20239-concerts/slideshow. So what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

written by recurving on 2010-11-15 #news #relaunch #albums #slideshow #feature


  1. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    great new feature as usual! :)

  2. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Wonderful feature!! However, my computer is old and my DSL connection is the cheapest, so it works slow.

  3. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    just tried it. awesome. i did not stay up for nothing.

  4. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    nice feature again

  5. tracyvmoore
    tracyvmoore ·

    Love this. Being able to see the pics so big is excellent. ;)

  6. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    Mammamia! it's like the advent of the cinemascope! I love it, for me the only downside is in the visualization of the vertical shots.

  7. vgzalez
    vgzalez ·

    I really love how this new feature looks like and works, but now our pics can be hi-res downloaded by anyone, isn't it? Am I the only one a little bit worried?

  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    HUGE !!! @vgzalez: Mmm fair point... Maybe, later, things will be upgraded to Java galleries ? (like here: www.photoshop.com/spotlights/kelly-castro)

  9. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    wooooooowwww! thank you,Lomography!

  10. pulex
    pulex ·

    wonderful feature!

  11. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great feature!!

  12. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    the photos are huge! :))))

  13. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    love this idea, but having the same concern as @vgalez and @ stouf about the downloading of everyones photo in high-res....

  14. recurving
    recurving ·

    @vicuna, @stouf and @vgalez: thanks for this input – this is for sure a concern. java galleries won't help much because: if you can see it, you can take a screenshot… but we have to think on something!

  15. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·


  16. brommi
    brommi ·

    I love this feature!!! now they're MONSTER!photos!! *.*

  17. brommi
    brommi ·

    I love this feature!!! now they're MONSTER!photos!! *.*

  18. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    Just great, but Vicuna is right...unfortunately...

  19. recurving
    recurving ·

    just a thought: would it be fine for you to have on global setting if your photos can be viewed in higher resolution?

  20. vgzalez
    vgzalez ·

    maybe you can always be able to view your pictures in higher res when you're logged in, as you can see your private activity. And then, additionally, it would be useful having a setting to allow everyone else to view them in high resolution, or not.

  21. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah ! That's a good idea: just leave our friends to see the high res !

  22. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    ok, cool feature - hmmm. just watched the FB stream announcement. how about another email account where all users gets an @lomography.com account? #hahaha

  23. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    Love the giant shots but it seems that the vertical shot taken with the sprocket rocket come out REALLY tall, so tall that I can't see the shot on my monitor without scrolling down! Can you add a resize to just the vertical panoramic shots??

  24. tiro8
    tiro8 ·

    really like the slideshow feature! the large size shows the texture of the film and those tiny little scratches - all in all a more authentic way of viewing the photos i think. I agree with @vtayeh about the resize for vertical shots.

  25. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    it's so cool! love it!

  26. mango_mash
    mango_mash ·

    where do you put the /slidehow thing?

  27. mango_mash
    mango_mash ·

    where do you put the /slidehow thing?

  28. recurving
    recurving ·

    we've now restricted the full size slideshow for friends only. thanks for your feedback so far, we continue playing around with it!

  29. vgzalez
    vgzalez ·

    I think it's pretty nice that way. about visualization and resizing issues, I can adjust as is. yeah, I really like it.

  30. recurving
    recurving ·

    we've also adaptet the maximum size – though this is a bit tricky as most have different browser heights…

  31. adrienne-is
    adrienne-is ·

    cool feature. love to see how it progresses with all the feedback.

  32. ck_berlin
    ck_berlin ·

    great feature. I love it.

  33. stouf
    stouf ·

    @recurving well done mate ! : )

  34. johnccc
    johnccc ·

    Cool new feature !

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