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m2oPaginator - embedding made easy

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After using Picasa for a while, I thought it would be cool to have a way to automatically add photos or images from one of my Picasa albums to an article I am writing, without having to upload the photos again.

Using the built-in embedding feature from Picasa only partly solves the problem, since you either have to embed the whole album or each photo one by one,  a lot of copy and paste. I wanted to embed only some images from each album and also be able to include a short caption which I would write on the fly (i.e. not using the one that might be stored in Picasa). In addition I wanted to do as much as possible from keyboard so that I don't have to move around with the mouse while I am typing.

Certainly there are alternatives, all of which are probably more powerful and complete than what I did. But none of them did what I wanted and in a simple way. So here it is, phpPaginator lets me type something like this

[!1.23:The caption to my image]

and get something like this

[1] The caption to my image

You can find more details on this page.

There are several features I plan to implement, including supporting other online photo galleries besides Picasa, different sources for images and perhaps expand the functionality to something else than images. If you have any comment or suggestion you are welcome to post a comment.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 May 2010 12:15  

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