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

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.

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

<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. - To keep the encoded url as short as possible I implemented the api to create a shorter url for the image listed in the html img tag.
2. - Polaroidonizer has been rewritten (by its original authors) to use ImageShack instead of a local cache directory for the images.

Polaroid on the Fly version 0.3

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