Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Talking of Photo-Blogs|| |
| A Blog on Photo Blogs|
The Aperture Photo Blog at Kamat.com is quite a hit
with photo-blog enthusiasts. It does help that it's the top
match in Google for its keywords.
However, it is less of a blog on photography, and more of a blog on subjects
of photography. The newest entry, for example, shows use
of photographs to study the cultural anthropology of India.
220, 221. Whatever it takes
Requirements of Photo-Blogging Software
I am listing below what is required of a good software so that people can publish "push-button" photo-blogs.
- Ability to compute height and widths of images, as well as provide an
alt-text title. Without them, the pictures will render poorly and when you
hover the mouse over the picture you'll probably see "A picture named
- Ability to create stubs. If you work with lots of pictures, you know what
a pain it is to create them.
- Ability to point to similar images based on keywords or categories. Now we
are talking sophistication. More the meta data, the better.
- Some pictures look good with borders, and some without. The blogger (the
person creating the entry) should
be able to specify this.
- Ability to list pictures by reels, by dates (of photograph taken, or by
- A PhotoCredit mechanism so the blogger can publish photographs not taken
- A watermarking mechanism to protect the images.
Some Photo Blogs and Software they Use
BTW, until last week, I didn't quite get the meaning of "MovableType".
I had thought that it has something to do with fonts, type, and stuff. Then it occurred
to me that movable-type would be the opposite of "stereo-type", which
I thought is way cool. No?
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, December 12, 2002|
Last Modified: 12/12/2002
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping,
personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.