Troy asked me to explain how to post images to Snapzilla and Flickr at the same time.
The gallery on the left by the way comes straight from Snapzilla now, not Flickr.
Is Snapzilla blocked by sites as well as Flickr? How prevalent is Flickr blocking? I have been using these widgets in all my blogs and did not realise they might be blocked.
Note: You can use the Flickr widget in WordPress with any RSS feed that includes images (such as Snapzilla’s).
Anyhow. Snapzilla has an RSS feed for each Avatar so its possible to bring that into the widget in wordpress – hence the featured artist widget. Snapzilla does not have an RSS feed for each Sim although when you’re on the site you can filter by Sim. So I can’t bring in an image feed from Snapzilla, but I can bring in a feed from Flickr for every image tagged ‘spacecolab’. There are only a few there right now so I didn’t bother.
Here’s how to link Snapzilla to Flickr (from Snapzilla’s site):
‘You can now easily share your SL snapshots with both Snapzilla and flickr. Registered users can enter their flickr upload email address on the new Control Panel page.
Once your email is entered, you can send new images to Snapzilla and flickr at the same time by using email@example.com as the address. This will send the snapshot to both sites, including the title, description, and any tags.
Existing snapshots can also be sent easily to flickr. Just look for the special icon on the snapshot detail page to send the image to flickr. This icon will only appear if you have entered your flickr upload email address, and only on your own snapshots.’
When you send images snapped in SL – use the new email address firstname.lastname@example.org and the special tag ‘spacecolab’.
Here’s how to add tags when you’re sending an image from SL (according to Snapzilla, haven’t yet had time to test it myself): “To tag a picture while sending it, use the field on the postcard that has your avatar name in it. Whatever you place in that field instead of your name will be used as a tag. If you want to use multiple tags, separate them with commas. Your avatar name is embedded in the postcard automatically to prevent spoofing of who the postcard came from, so Snapzilla doesn’t actually use the name in the From field – which makes it an easy way to tag.”
When we have a few images in Flickr and assuming others agree and do the same thing – all images they take and send to the flickr account will appear in a widget on this site. (as you can produce RSS feeds filtered by the tag spacecolab).