Author Topic: Screensaver pointing to your own Flickr account / group  (Read 1149 times)

nivenj

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Screensaver pointing to your own Flickr account / group
« on: October 21, 2007, 07:13:32 pm »
Hi Guys,

I have managed to "tweak" my environment so that it now downloads the pictures directly from my own flicker account. I've also managed to get it working with authentication so it can download your pictures which are marked as private.

Ok...maybe a bit like a chocolate teapot I know, as there are enough solutions on here to point to a folder instead of flickr, so why not just use that instead?....i agree, however it does have 1 added bonus.

If you create an account on Flickr and then create a group, you can link in your friends and family into that group then they can add pictures into the group folder which will then appear in your screensaver. The group folder can also be private and it will work.

Is this something the community would like? If so let me know and I will document the steps.

NB....any gurus out there know how to stop the screensaver stretching the images when it displays them?

avajon

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Re: Screensaver pointing to your own Flickr account / group
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 09:48:43 pm »
hi,

i think this is a cool feature - espacially when you point the script to a flickr-group.
please post to the wiki the steps.

thanks
avajon

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Re: Screensaver pointing to your own Flickr account / group
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 11:06:32 am »
any update on this? I couldn't find it in the wiki anywhere. How exactly did you modify the code to do this? I've pm'd you as well. If you send me the relevant info, I'll be happy to create the wiki entry
« Last Edit: December 14, 2007, 11:14:05 am by blackoper »

dragon_788

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Re: Screensaver pointing to your own Flickr account / group
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 07:15:55 pm »
nivenj, would love to hear how you did this, please document on the wiki.