[RELEASE] The Big Pictures - Printable Version
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[RELEASE] The Big Pictures - sphere - 2011-03-24 12:59
The Big Pictures is a script to show Albums and Photos from photojournalism websites like Boston.com's "The Big Picture".
Here are some Screenshots:
Photo View (the Description appears after 2 secs)
Photo or Album Download
You can switch the Source (=Website which provides Albums and Photos) with the up- and down-keys.
Switch the Albums of current Source with the left- and right-keys.
To enter an album you have to press the select-key (enter).
To go back to the albums press the back-key.
To hide and show the Info Overlays you have to press the media-info-key (i).
You can download a Photo or Album with the context-key.
You can switch the aspect-ratio of the image-view with the 0 (zero) key.
Also you can start a slideshow of the current selected photoset with the play key (p).
Currently implemented Sources:
- Boston.com: The Big Pictures (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/)
- The Atlantic: In Focus (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/)
- Sacramento Bee: The Frame (http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/)
- Wallstreetjournal: The Photo Journal (http://blogs.wsj.com/photojournal/)
- TotallyCoolPix.com: (http://TotallyCoolPix.com)
- Time.com: LightBox - Closeup (http://lightbox.time.com/category/closeup/?iid=lb-close)
Feedback or feature suggestions are always welcome!
This Addon is available through the official Addon Repository!
- mortstar - 2011-04-01 00:50
Very nice Sphere - any progress on other sources as mentioned in the original thread? Guardian Eyewitness for example...
- sphere - 2011-04-25 12:35
I updated the Addon to Version 1.4.2 (1.4.1 was a buggy release and was replaced one day later with 1.4.2 - sorry for that).
What is in Work
I am currently working on making it possible to use the pictures as a slideshow - for example as screensaver source.
Before I add new scrapers I have to make the (builtin-)scraper mechanism more dynamic - which is also be in work.
I also switched from googlecode (svn) to github. The official source is now available at https://github.com/dersphere/script.image.bigpictures
If anyone of you is interested in beeing a beta tester (with giving feedback!) please reply here.
- dieselboy27 - 2011-04-25 17:11
How do I install this on the apple tv 2g?
- sphere - 2011-04-25 17:15
just go within xbmc to the addon-browser and install from there:
System->Addons->Get Addons->XBMC.org Addons->Picture Add-ons->The Big Pictures
- mortstar - 2011-04-25 18:18
Loving your ideas for future development sphere, especially regarding screensaver plugin.
I'd be happy to beta test for you.
In response to your dev' thread options. I think a 'backend' function plugin that provides data for a photo plugin/screensaver etc. is much preferable to multiple identical plugin entries in the photo section.
- sphere - 2011-06-10 19:22
I updated The Big Pictures in the Dharma repo and also added it as version 2.0.0 to the eden(-pre) Addon repo.
1.5.0 - Dharma
2.0.0 - Eden
- sphere - 2011-11-04 11:19
I updated The Big Pictures in the official repo for dharma and eden-pre.
1.5.1 - Dharma
2.0.1 - Eden
- Dtekmario - 2011-11-04 11:43
Very nice plugin.
Can You release a tutorial how to make our own scrapers ?
I presume every one have their favorite sites with pictures it would be nice to make scrapers our self and if they work send them to You so You can add it to git.
- sphere - 2011-11-04 11:52
no, there isn't any tutorial - but if you have any sites in mind: tell them - I always look for matching websites
If you want to make a scraper have a look at https://github.com/dersphere/script.image.bigpictures/blob/master/resources/lib/scrapers/2_aif.py
You only have to add a file like 5_whatyoulike.py which has a 'register' function which instances a scraper class. This class should have the methods "getAlbums" and "getPhotos".
btw. the new versions are requested for a pull to the official repo - can take a day to be in there.
- procrastinator - 2011-11-07 17:24
This is a great Add-On - it's consistently in my top 3. So firstly thanks very much for making it!
I'm having some problems with displying the onscreen info at the moment.
I'm using pre-Eden on AppleTV2.
- When I load the script it will usually briefly display the onscreen info over a black background. This will then quickly disappear and be replaced by just the photograph.
- Pressing the "info" button via an iPhone remote app does not bring up the info.
- There's no specific "info" button on the ATV hardware remote, but I *think* that an extended button press of one of the buttons serves the same purpose - doing this has no effect either.
There's a full debug log below:
BTW The version number that is displayed next to the addon in the menu is 2.0.0, not 2.0.1. I tried doing a force refresh on the XBMC repo to see if I could get an update, but the version number of the addon in the repo was also 2.0.0
- spiff - 2011-11-07 17:28
@ sphere; for your and our sanity, please delay announcing "it's in the repo" by at least 2h from when i pull. it's the time reserved for our mirrors to sync up, i.e. the repo description xml is only updated on a 2h basis.
- sphere - 2011-11-07 17:29
procrastinator Wrote:...I'm having some problems with displying the onscreen info at the moment.
you are still using 2.0.0 (which had a problem with nightly eden-pre builds and the info-layers) - but its not your fault
The pull to the official repo took longer / I announced the change too early...
The new version is in since about one hour - please be patient or force a refresh and update.
please report back
@spiff: yes - my bad, sorry for that.
- spiff - 2011-11-07 17:41
no reason to apologize, just meant as a fyi
- procrastinator - 2011-11-07 18:06
I've just got the update. Everything seems to be displaying properly now. Cheers