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Creates polaroids of images on the fly for thumbnails in posts. Support for lightbox included. Nice old school look

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I am releasing version 0.3 of the Polaroid on the Fly plugin that I have written for use on my site.

I began using Lightbox several weeks ago to display photos on my site but wanted a better thumbnail for my posts. I wanted to mimic the Polaroid look that you can achieve with Google Picasa. I found a plugin titled WP-Polaroidonizer that did what I wanted to some extent but it isn’t really what I would call a plugin. WP-Polaroidonizer basically only installs Polaroidonizer in wp-content/plugins and adds some database functionality for the defaults which I am not sure actually works. Then you have to call the page with an incredibly long amount of code.


Usage
1. Create an image link in your post in the following format:

Code:
<img src="http://domain.tld/directory/to/image.jpg" rel="polaroid" alt="Picture[album]" /&gt;


2. Be sure to include rel=”polaroid” as this activates the plugin.
3. If alt=”Picture[album]” is included the portion listed here as Picture will be displayed as the image title in Lightbox and the portion listed as [album] will group multiple pictures into an album called album. The alt tag is not required and if used the [album] portion is not required. Read the Lightbox usage for more details on Titles and albums.
4. Be sure to place each html img tag on a separate line.
5. This plugin supports the following image formats: jpg, png, gif

External Resources Used by this Plugin
1. tinyurl.com - To keep the encoded url as short as possible I implemented the tinyurl.com api to create a shorter url for the image listed in the html img tag.
2. www.imageshack.us - Polaroidonizer has been rewritten (by its original authors) to use ImageShack instead of a local cache directory for the images.

Download
Polaroid on the Fly version 0.3

http://sivel.net/archives/23

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