Use a Media RSS Feed for your Slideshow

Media RSS Feed

 
The Slide Show is a simple to use application of the Google AJAX Feed API that is designed to let you add photo slide shows to your Google Sites pages.
The slide show control takes photo feeds from all major host such as PhotoBucket, Flickr, Picasa, Smugmug and Yahoo.
 
Any feeds that use Media RSS can be used. We can configure a Media Feed RSS with javascript, or use a Google Gadget.

 

 
  

Feed from Picasa Albums Web

 
Open Picasa, click on an album. On the bottom right, search for RSS, and copy the address. You must get something like this :
 

http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/philippe.chappuis/albumid/5297196325809923457?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en

 
 
This URL must be used as the FEED parameter of the gadget. 

URL of the Gadgets 


Update, 2014-11-20 : URL of Gadgets updated


picasa-slideshow-simple-nb.xml

picasa-slideshow-simple-nb.xml



picasa-slideshow-simple.xml

picasa-slideshow-simple.xml



picasa-slideshow.xml



Parameters of the Gadget




picasa-slideshow-simple-nb.xml

Simple Slideshow, without title and without title of pictures. No border

FEED : Media RSS Feed to display. The slideshow can display *jpg, *.gif and *.png pictures. You can
enter http or https (secure connection) URL.

PWH : width of picture (pixels). Without loss of quality until 800 pixels
PHT : height of picture (pixels). All the pictures will be scale to PWH and PHT. The slideshow fit within a rectangle of PWH x PHT

DTime : display time (1000 - 12000 ms), 4000 by default
TTime : transition time (500 - 6000 ms), 2000 by default

RND : random order (Yes - No, default No)
CLP : open Picasa on click (Yes - No, default No)

NAB : display the navigation bar (Yes - No, default Yes)

SCOL : #rrggbb color of background
CCOL : #rrggbb color of  container




picasa-slideshow-simple.xml

Simple Slideshow, without title and without title of pictures

FEED : Media RSS Feed to display. The slideshow can display *jpg, *.gif and *.png pictures. You can
enter http or https (secure connection) URL.

PWH : width of picture (pixels). Without loss of quality until 800 pixels
PHT : height of picture (pixels). All the pictures will be scale to PWH and PHT

DTime : display time (1000 - 12000 ms), 4000 by default
TTime : transition time (500 - 6000 ms), 2000 by default

RND : random order (Yes - No, default No)
CLP : open Picasa on click (Yes - No, default No)

NAB : display the navigation bar (Yes - No, default Yes)

SCOL : #rrggbb color of background
BCOL : #rrggbb color of border
CCOL : #rrggbb color of  container





picasa-slideshow.xml


Slideshow with title and title of pictures

FEED : Media RSS Feed to display. The slideshow can display *jpg, *.gif and *.png pictures. You can enter http or https (secure connection) URL

PWH : width of picture (pixels). Without loss of quality until 800 pixels
PHT : height of picture (pixels). All the pictures will be scale to PWH and PHT

LNK : link on title (URL).  By default the title is not a link
TIT : title of the slideshow. By default the title of the feed is used

DTime : display time (1000 - 12000 ms), 4000 by default
TTime : transition time (500 - 6000 ms), 2000 by default

RND 
: random order (Yes - No, default No)
CLP : open Picasa on click (Yes - No, default No)

NAB : display the navigation bar (Yes - No, default Yes)

TCOL : #rrggbb color of text.
LCOL : #rrggbb color of link. By default color of text.
SCO: #rrggbb color of background.
BCOL : #rrggbb color of border.
CCOL : #rrggbb color of container


 
 

An example

Slideshow from a Picasa Album, Clos Domaines et Châteaux - Swiss Wine


URL de spécification du gadget introuvable

 
 





 

 

Feed from Photobucket

 
Photobucket offers a lot of Media RSS Feeds, we can use to create a Slideshow. For an Album, copy the URL which is marked with the icon RSS : RSS. We get an URL like this : 
 

http://feed266.photobucket.com/albums/ii244/prac53/henri-de-villamont/feed.rss

prac53 is the User ID
henri-de-villamont is the Album name

 
 
This URL must be used as the FEED parameter of the gadget. 

URL of the Gadgets



photobucket-slideshow-simple.xml

photobucket-slideshow-simple.xml



photobucket-slideshow.xml



Parameters of the Gadget




photobucket-slideshow-simple.xml

Simple Slideshow, without title and without title of pictures

FEED : Media RSS Feed to display. The slideshow can display *jpg, *.gif and *.png pictures

PWH : width of picture (pixels). Display the original pictures
PHT : height of picture (pixels). All the pictures will be scale to PWH and PHT

DTime : display time (1000 - 12000 ms), 4000 by default
TTime : transition time (500 - 6000 ms), 2000 by default

RND : random order (Yes - No, default No)
CLP : open Photobucket on click (Yes - No, default No)

NAB : display the navigation bar (Yes - No, default Yes)

SCOL : #rrggbb color of background
BCOL : #rrggbb color of border
CCOL : #rrggbb color of  container





photobucket-slideshow.xml


Slideshow with title and title of pictures

FEED : Media RSS Feed to display. The slideshow can display *jpg, *.gif and *.png pictures

PWH : width of picture (pixels). Display the original pictures
PHT : height of picture (pixels). All the pictures will be scale to PWH and PHT

LNK : link on title (URL).  By default the title is not a link
TIT : title of the slideshow. By default the title of the feed is used

DTime : display time (1000 - 12000 ms), 4000 by default
TTime
 : transition time (500 - 6000 ms), 2000 by default

RND 
: random order (Yes - No, default No)
CLP : open Photobucket on click (Yes - No, default No)

NAB : display the navigation bar (Yes - No, default Yes)

TCOL : #rrggbb color of text.
LCOL : #rrggbb color of link. By default color of text.
SCO: #rrggbb color of background.
BCOL : #rrggbb color of border.
CCOL : #rrggbb color of container


 
 

Examples



A Slideshow about Wines of Burgundy. Slideshow with title and titles of pictures.

 
URL de spécification du gadget introuvable



A simple Slideshow, without titles, from black and white pictures, showing Man and Vineyard. Slideshow without navigation bar.

 
URL de spécification du gadget introuvable


A third example, which use title and titles of pictures : Wines of Wallis




  

Feed from Flickr

 
Select the pictures using a comma separated list of tags. I use the 2 tags switzerland and wine
 

switzerland,wine



URL of the Gadget



flickr-tg-slideshow.xml

flickr-tg-slideshow.xml



Parameters of the Gadget




flickr-tg-slideshow.xml

Slideshow, with title and with title of pictures. Pictures selected with a comma separaed list of tags

TGS : comma separated list of tags

PWH : width of picture (pixels). Without loss of quality until 640 pixels
PHT : height of picture (pixels). All the pictures will be scale to PWH and PHT

LNK : link on title (URL).  By default the title is not a link
TIT : title of the slideshow. By default the title of the feed is used

DTime : display time (1000 - 12000 ms), 4000 by default
TTime : transition time (500 - 6000 ms), 2000 by default

RND 
: random order (Yes - No, default No)
CLP : open Flickr on click (Yes - No, default No)

NAB : display the navigation bar (Yes - No, default Yes)

TCOL : #rrggbb color of text.
LCOL : #rrggbb color of link. By default color of text.
SCO: #rrggbb color of background.
BCOL : #rrggbb color of border.
CCOL : #rrggbb color of container


 
 

An example

The Slideshow is displaying the last 20 pictures with the tags switzerland and wine


URL de spécification du gadget introuvable



 

 

Feed from Yahoo News



Using the Media RSS feed of Yahoo News, we can create a Slideshow. 


 

 

Feed from Smugmug

 
You can take one of the Feeds from Smugmug. For example, Today's Popular Photos feed:
 

http://api.smugmug.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=popular&Data=today&format=atom03

 
 
We just need to change the format of the feed, using rss : 
 
 

http://api.smugmug.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=popular&Data=today&format=rss

 

An example

 
URL de spécification du gadget introuvable


URL of the gadget


smugmug-gadget.xml
 
 
 

  

More informations

Display a Slideshow from Pinterest

Using the gadget with Picasa

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

URL de spécification du gadget introuvable
  


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Find a Wine with Google CSE

URL de spécification du gadget introuvable