Flickr widgets

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Applies to Elementi 2016 and later.


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

Get started

Elementi widgets
  1. Open your Elementi project. If you need to create one, check out how to create a project.
  2. Click the "Widgets" tab in the Browse panel.
  3. Open the "Flickr" folder.
  4. Pick a widget (like Text Ticker, Slideshow, Table, etc.) that best fits the layout you want to present the data with.
  5. Import that widget into your project.
  6. Configure the widget to use your data.

Flickr widgets

Flickr widgets in Elementi 2016 / 2017

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.
Note Note:
These widgets can only be used on a single screen when creating a multiscreen project; for multiple screens, a data feed widget must be used instead.


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 source setup

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

Security is a fundamental element to consider when giving access to your personal data and we've created our data-driven widgets with that in mind. To ensure secure access and permission control, without exposing any user credentials, Cockpit must authorize any request for third-party data. For that, you need to do the following:
  1. Create a Cockpit account, if you don't have one.
  2. Register your Elementi license into your Cockpit account.
  3. Add your players into your Cockpit account.
  4. Connect your Flickr account to your Cockpit account.
See more about secure data access.

When selecting this channel in the "Data Properties" dialog, your existing Flickr accounts are automatically retrieved from Cockpit and displayed in the "Account" drop-down box. If you need to connect a new account, follow these steps:

  1. Select "Connect account..." option .
  2. Click the link displayed within the "Connect account..." dialog to open it in a browser.
  3. If you are not signed into your Cockpit account, you are asked to do that.
  4. Cockpit then checks that your Elementi license is registered into your Cockpit account; if not, you are asked to do that.
  5. You are then redirected to the Flickr website. Log into your account there, if you are not already.
  6. Then, you need to authorize the SpinetiX app to access the specified information of your Flickr account.
  7. Once done, you are redirected back to Cockpit channels page and you can find your account listed under "Connected Accounts".
  8. Then, return to Elementi and click the "OK" button within the "Connect Account..." dialog.
  9. The list of accounts is refreshed and you can select the new one from 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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This page was last modified on 4 August 2020, at 12:17.