Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A simpler version of the SlideShow released - SlideShow Light

Here and hereafter, there is a new feature available for the BlueMelon users to make their photos easier to be noticed : a lighter and simpler version of our SlideShow. This SlideShow does not replace the former, they are two distinct features.

We have developed SlideShow Light because many users requested a simple and fast-to-load slideshow for their images. SlideShow Light can be used either on your BlueMelon homepage or embedded and displayed on your own website.

It is possible to obtain the HTML code for a SlideShow Light using the "Share" button which you can see on each album's page. Then, all you need to do is paste the code into the code of your website and you will have the SlideShow Light displayed wherever you want.

The SlideShow is the very same that can be seen on the BlueMelon's homepage. To get a like of that on your own BlueMelon homepage, it is enough to open an album and choose the "Featured Slideshow" menu entry from the "Tools" menu located at the top of the web-site.

The SlideShow's background and border are rendered according to the current theme of your homepage. This is what it looks like with the "True Black" theme :


... if you move the mouse pointer over the SlideShow, you can see the "Change Look" button, as long as you are logged in. This button opens a quickpanel that makes it possible for you to choose the size of the SlideShow and the time interval that should elapse for the next photo to appear.





It is also possible to have the SlideShow of an album containing only one photo - thus one might get a nice big photo at the top of one's homepage.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

You may now replace your photos

From now on, it is possible for BlueMelon users to individually replace any photo using the "Replace" menu item in the photo's "Tools" menu as can be seen in the screenshot below.



After you have chosen this option, you may upload a photo that the current photo will be replaced with - all of the information assigned to the original photo (such as the title, the tags, the description, the comments, et cetera) will be used for the new picture as well.

A set of themes for Pro users released

We have released a set of new themes available to the users with Pro accounts only and added some basic themes available to everyone.

You may choose from seasonal or topical themes, presently including for example the theme "Across the desert" or the theme "Wood" :


... all of presently available the themes can be pre-viewed here. There are more themes to be added soon, so you may - now and then - want to check out the list so that you may present your photos in the most suitable way. Enjoy them!

Friday, August 7, 2009

The BlueMelon Importer now supports SmugMug

The support for SmugMug as been intergrated into the BlueMelon Importer so you do not need to re-upload your photos if you have already uploaded them to SmugMug - all that you need to do is to import them using the Importer feature which you can find in the Upload section.