Flickr widgets

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To use the Flickr widgets, your Flickr account must be connected with your Cockpit account.
Moreover, your Elementi license must be registered into Cockpit and you target HMP must be added to Cockpit

Introduction

The Flickr widgets can be used to display images from the well-known online photo management and sharing application offered by Yahoo, called Flickr.

Note
This page is related to Elementi 2016 Widgets.
Note
See more about Data feeds in general.


Note Note: The current version of these widgets is not compatible with multiscreen content.

Video tutorial

Flickr widgets

Flickr widgets in Elementi 2016

Under the "Flickr" folder of Elementi 2016 Widgets, you can find six ready-to-use widgets that automatically display images from a Flickr data source:

  • Media Playlist
    Displays a playlist of images from Flickr.
  • Media Crawler
    Displays the images from Flickr using a continuous scrolling effect.
  • Slideshow
    Displays slides composed of text & media layers, which are automatically filled out with the data from Flickr. The slides are displayed one after another, with or without a transition effect in between, similarly to a playlist.
  • Horizontal Table, Vertical Table, and Table
    Displays slides composed of multiple cells of text & media layers, which are automatically filled out with the data retrieved from Flickr. The slides are displayed one after another, with or without a transition effect in between, similarly to a playlist.

Configuration

Each of the widgets above can be customized using the options provided under "Properties" tab - for more details go to the dedicated page of each widget type, linked above.

Data Properties

To edit the properties related to the data source, click on the Data Feed Properties button. This opens the "Data Properties" dialog, which allows changing the following:

  • Account
    Select one of the connected Flickr accounts or click "Connect account..." if none was previously connected.
  • Selection
    Select the source of the data to be displayed between "Camera Roll", "Photstream", "Favorites", "Album", "Gallery", and "Follow".
  • Title
    If "Album" or "Gallery" is chosen, this options let you select the title of the Album/Gallery to be displayed.
  • Username
    If "Follow" is chosen, this options let you select the name of the user's data to be displayed.
  • Size
    Resolution of the images to be downloaded
  • Max count
    Max number of images to be retrieved.
  • Refresh
    Enter a number, optionally followed by s (implicit), m or h, to specify the period after which the widget should refresh the feed data (this is useful especially when the widget is running in a loop); the minimum accepted value is 60 seconds. Using "When document opens" will refresh the data only when the document is re-opened.


Note Note: At any point, the data source configuration can be tested by clicking on the "Test..." button.

Flickr channel connection

Using the Flickr widgets requires having your Flickr account connected with the Cockpit account where your Elementi license is registered. For that, follow these steps:

  1. Select the "Account" option as "Connect account...".
  2. Click the URL displayed within the "Connect Account..." dialog.
  3. The Flickr sign-in page is opened;
    • follow the steps on that page to sign into your Flickr account.
  4. Allow the SpinetiX app to access the specified information of your Flickr account.
  5. Return to Elementi and click the "OK" button within the "Connect Account..." dialog.
  6. At this point, your Flickr account appears in the "Account" drop-down box.

Note Note: The Flickr account can be disconnected at any time from Cockpit from the "Channels" page.

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