Alpine PhotoTile for Flickr
[resolved] Image size error while using Flickr API (4 posts)

  1. Swiftman
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First off, this plugin is fantastic. I've tried a ton of different Flickr galleries but none of them really fit what I was looking for until I found Alpine PhotoTile. Great job!

    Anyway, I think I ran into a bug. When embedding pictures without an API key applied in the settings, 800px images are pulled from Flickr as expected; however, after applying an API key, the plugin seems to be pulling full sized images instead of limiting the images to the 800px size I set in the shortcode. As you would expect, this makes the page the gallery is displayed on extremely heavy and, on less powerful machines, basically unusable. If you'd like to see the problem, you can take a look at this page. It may also be worth noting that I am using a Flickr Pro account.

    Thanks for your help!
    ~ Swiftman


  2. theAlpinePress
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have (tried) to fix the image size problem with the latest update. The issue people are experiencing (and one I have noticed myself) is that Flickr has many sizes for each of its photos, but does not always include links to these sizes in the feed response. The plugin tries to find the 800px and 640px sizes for the gallery, but if it cannot find them, resorts to the original image size (which is often really big). I'm continuing to work on this...

  3. theAlpinePress
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also, I checked out your website and you are right, my browser cannot even scroll down the page smoothly. If the size was set to 500px or 320px, the page will load much better without greatly deteriorating the quality of the images. The PrettyBox will still use larger versions of each image.

  4. Swiftman
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply! I just updated to the latest version and everything seems to be working as expected. Thanks for your help!

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