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Talking of Photo-Blogs Durable Link to this BLOG
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 bob.gif".
  • 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 photograph published)
  • A PhotoCredit mechanism so the blogger can publish photographs not taken by self
  • A watermarking mechanism to protect the images.

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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
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