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  • WordPress is the Frontend – Flickr holds the images. Has to display images with caption and pull ‘original size’ link, keywords and some EXIF data

    Good morning all.
    We have a project we are starting where we will be pulling hundreds of files from an online repository (currently Flickr) into WordPress for display.

    Need someone knowledgable in both the Flickr API as well as alternatives in how photos and EXIF/Metadata are pulled from Flickr and displayed in WordPress.

    The functionality is as follows:

    Hires photos on Flickr (3-10mbs). All have keywords and a caption embedded in the original file (EXIF – description field)
    Photos will be ‘private’ on Flickr so no public browsing directly from the Flickr page.

    Users would see the set with all of it’s appropriate keywords and caption. Users would also have the ability to download the original file <— this is a must.

    Images will be populated 2 ways: Bulk upload from a content manager and upload through the website.
    Here’s the breakdown:

    Content Managaer Role
    Content owner uploads tons of pre-tagged images to flickr into a set. A set can be from a photoshoot session or a specific region.

    Those images are displayed as a gallery in WordPress (grid or list view).
    Clicking an image from the gallery shows a few things:

    * a medium-sized image for preview
    * caption – 1-3 paragraphs
    * a download link to the “original size” flickr image.
    * EXIF metadata – resolution, geographic location, date. could toggle like this

    Random Participant Role Upload
    Flickr supports the ability to upload to a unique email address so how could those images be handled and categorized dynamically? So, random user from Africa uploads photo through custom app (TBD) and goes to unique Flickr email address. How does this get categorized?

    Currently NextGen ports over asset description and keywords but doesn’t allow a link back to the original
    size asset.

    We want the assets to stay in one central location.
    Any ideas, solution or collaboration welcomed.


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