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Add Some Spice to Flickr Galleries with FotoViewr

Cover flow is one of the slickest designs ever made by Apple. There’s no doubt that it gives a whole new meaning to album art and even makes users more appreciative of album covers. However, what if you could go beyond your album covers and do the same for your Flickr images? Well we have the perfect app to do the job and it’s called FotoViewr.

Cover Flow for Flickr

“Born out of someone’s frustrations with browsing photos on the web through static web pages that offered a meager user experience at best.” You just might be glad this person was frustrated. FotoViewr is a great web app that brings the cover flow style to the popular photo sharing site Flickr. Fotoviewr requires no registration and you don’t have to give you your Flickr password. All you’ll need is your Flickr username and you’re good to go. FotoViewr provides users with four different gallery views: Flow, Wall, Horizon, and Floor.

Creating Your FotoViewr Gallery

Simply pick a view and enter your Flickr username. FotoViewr allows you to choose between your Flickr photosets or tags for deciding which images to display. Once you’ve selected these options, you’ll get a nice cover flowesque slideshow of your gallery. While you can’t embed the galleries yet, there is a link provided for you to share your creations with others. Even better, you can use FotoViewr on Facebook with the FotoViewr Facebook application.

Flowing Nicely

FotoViewr is off to a nice start with its selection of viewing styles and smooth response. However, image loading times still need a little more work. If you have a huge Flickr photoset, then it will take a while for all the images to load. Be prepared to wait. it would’ve been nice to switch gallery styles even after you’ve created a gallery, along with a quicker way to make a new gallery. Hopefully these features will be implemented in the future. All in all, FotoViewr is a service to keep an eye on.

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