Mother of god. If I’d known it’d take me this long to try to organise the pics on my PC, work out a way of batch resizing & compressing them to an export folder, set up a drag & drop photo album and finally let everyone know about it, I’m not sure I would have started! Perhaps I should refrain from taking my camera out with me to social events, thereby solving the problem by prevention – the best way, right? :) that way I wouldn’t feel compelled, or even that it’s my responsibility, to share my handiwork with all and sundry. But then what fun would that be..
The reason I felt the need to do this is that I don’t want to spam my flickr photostream with social photos that have a very limited shelf life. The way I see it is that most people will take one quick look through and then that’ll be it. Validity expired.
My existing plogger page works nicely, but you have to import every photo into the database before it’ll show up. An extra step that I can do without. Also, the sub-categorization of albums isn’t really relevant for my catalogue of goings out! (Poet and not aware.)
Starting on a new install late last night was patently a bad idea, as I am incapable of putting something down ’til all problems, however small, have been ironed out, and the CSS in particular has been hacked to pieces. Once it got to around 12.40am this morning though, I thought “f*** it I’m too tired”, reverted back to the default theme (ish) and left it alone. Someone really needs to knock up a wordpress/zenphoto integration plugin so that creating a page with an embedded gallery is simply a matter of whacking a put_my_gallery_here() in the template code. Plogger does have that…but it’s not as swish and AJAXy. Basically, flickr pwnz. Good job guys.
All this said, I present to you nights out & social gatherings – which will suffice until one or all of the issues I mention have been tended to :)