Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

FlickrCash: View lots of Flickr images

Category: jQuery, Showcase

Jesse Skinner has created an Ajax Flickr search FlickrCash which uses jQuery.

FlickrCash searches for photos on Flickr in the most efficient way, so that you can see as many thumbnails as will fit in your browser. It loads up to 10 pages in the background, so it’s very fast to browse through to find the photo you need.

It’s got some cool features, like a preview that pops up when you click a thumbnail, listing all the sizes that are available for that photo. If you sign up and create an account (for free), you can save your search results, and put together a “shareable lightbox” of photos with a secret URL. This way you can search for some photos and share them with your clients in order to get their feedback. For example, check out my Sunset Lightbox. This makes it really easy to use Flickr to find stock photography, whether for your print projects, blog posts, presentations, or just for fun.


Below is a screencast:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:29 am

3.1 rating from 27 votes


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Nothing new. And it’s not fast at all.

Comment by Stephan — March 13, 2007

I think it looks very cool Jesse and while it may not be a unique concept, Ajaxian isn’t solely about new concepts. Its also about what people are building and how they’re doing it. I think you did a great job Jesse.

Comment by Rey Bango — March 13, 2007

I just visited flickrcash again with ie7 and ff 1.5 – works great and feels great; but not with ff ;-)

Comment by Stephan — March 13, 2007

@Stephan: Did you send him an email letting him know there’s an issue in FF If not, you might consider dropping him a line. I’m sure he’d be appreciative of any feedback and help.

Comment by Rey Bango — March 13, 2007

Also having trouble with Firefox – a fews images get loaded, and appears to stall. Safari works, but the script regularly locks the UI, making the browser unusable.

Comment by Dan — March 13, 2007

Dude, heard of a transparent PNG? those jaggie close and arrow buttons look craptacular.

Comment by boodie — March 13, 2007


Comment by sure — March 14, 2007

saw and used leech before, but no saved searches with rollback or shareable lightboxes with rating; i need this so clients can review my selections and rate them so I know what to use in the design…

Comment by me too — March 14, 2007

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