New KH Feature: Photowall

Hello Everyone,

I created a simple little feature for KH called the KH Photowall. It’s basically a photo gallery were anyone who uses flickr can add their photos too simply by adding a knittinghelp tag. Take a look at the page and click around and you’ll see what I mean:

http://photowall.knittinghelp.com/

I have set up a few different photowalls which anyone can add photos to simply by tagging their flickr photos with either of these tags:

knittinghelp
knittinghelp-fo
knittinhelp-wip
knittinghelp-stash [I](thanks kellyh57 for the tip!)
[/I]knittinghelp-kids I[/I]
knittinghelp-pets I

[/I]You can add multiple tags to have your images appear in more than one photowall.

I’d be thrilled if some people tagged their photos with knittinghelp so that photowall would fill up :cheering:. It currently has only 1 photos :frowning:

If you come up with any other ideas for photowalls let me know. Each wall holds 100 photos and once it reaches its capacity the old photos are bumped off to make room for the new ones.

I hope you enjoy it. I may expand upon it if KH’ers take a liking to it. Also, I know some will ask if it will work with other photos sharing web sites, and I am afraid it only works with flickr. I may integrate others later on.

UPDATE:

I added a new forum profile field for us to add our flickr usernames. If you go to User Settings and the Edit Profile if you scroll down the page you should see it. It’s not being used for anything currently. It would be nice to be able to attribute the photos on the photowall to the KH member they belong to. There’s a lot of great things being posted and I’m constantly thinking “WOW! Who made that?”

And this field is optional. Your photos will still end up on the wall, they just won’t have your KH username attributed to them.

  • Sheldon

Wow! I think I need to get me a Flicker account! What a great addition to KH. And I can’t believe I am the first to see/comment on this!

You guys take wonderful care of all of us, thank you for all you do!:hug:

How about a yarn category. That’s the other thing I think we all like to photograph and share with our KH buddies :slight_smile:

Kelly

I tagged some photos to help kick things off. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Great idea, I justed added a knittinghelp-stash photowall. Tag away!

I had fun playing around with it, and I tagged a bunch of my FO’s and a few wip’s :slight_smile:

Wow…how great is this! Even with my slow DU it’s great to see all the great projects. THANKS!

cam

Wow…how fab is this! Even with my slow DU it’s great to see all the creative projects. THANKS!

cam

Wow…how fab is this! Even with my slow DU it’s great to see all the creative projects. THANKS!

cam

Awesome! Off to start tagging :slight_smile:

I got a few of my photos tagged. I realized I’m falling behind on photographing FO and getting them uploaded to Flickr. That means I’m even further behind on getting things on to Ravelry. It cuts into my knitting time.

I tagged some things, I need to organize and post descirptions. I usually just upload and link to ravelry but now I have a reason to decorate the flickr pages :slight_smile:

OK I just got a new camera, :woot: so any who how do I get an account on Flicker?:shrug: So until I can figure how to do this I will just keep taking pictures on what I make. Hope to be on here soon.:happydance:

:waving:

just been browins the photos! i need to hurry up and get things done so i can add to it!

and who made the celtic pillow? that design is absolutey beautiful!

I don’t know what “tag” your photo means. When you upload a photo to flicker you can’t “add” something to it. I read everything from that announcement thread and it doesn’t make much sense.

oh well…HG

I don’t know what “tag” your photo means. When you upload a photo to flicker you can’t “add” something to it. I read everything from that announcement thread and it doesn’t make much sense.

Below every image you post to your flickr acct is a ‘tag’ box. Input the KH info there. (There’s also a ‘description’ box where you can provide details on the photo.)

cam

Yes or no to including crocheted items? Do you want tagged items limited to knit?

cam

SO once you tag your photo then what?:??

SO once you tag your photo then what?

Open the photowall for the appropriate tag and your images will appear along with others with the same tag.

cam

Thanks everyone! This is really great to see so many of you embracing this. :cheering: I am shocked at how fast the photowalls are filling up. I am definitely going to make them larger than 100 images each!

I am already seeing other ways I might improve upon this. It would be nice to know which images belong to which KH members so you could contact them if you found a photo that inspires you. It might also be neat to click on a KH member and see all the photos that person has added to the photowalls. This is quite exciting! :happydance:

  • Sheldon