Last modified: 2014-11-17 09:21:31 UTC
Occasionally people at Commons comment that it would be nice to have some kind
of slideshow feature, where you are able to view one image at a time and click
"previous" or "next" links to see the next in a series of images. I think the
best way to do this would be to link such a function to the gallery function for
images, where you can write
Image:Foo2.jpg|This one has a caption
This would neatly and easily define "previous" and "next" as well as showing a
caption if supplied.
Of course, once you've downloaded a page with a gallery on it, you've downloaded
all the images anyway, so you might argue that this is not going to save anyone
any download time. True, but it would be a great feature for showing off
higher-res pictures. I think it would be extremely popular at pages like
[[commons:Sunset]] and the Featured Pictures section on the Wikipedias and Commons.
Just an idea, thanks for your time.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Check it out at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Dschwen/Slideshow and
> tell me if you have any suggestions.
That's pretty nifty. I would like the ability to put a slideshow inline, though, and specify the image size, captions, and have auto/manual options with prev/next links.
This is how I envisage the syntax:
<slideshow width=500 caption="some images">
Image:foo2.jpg|This one has a caption
I see in my first comment I wrote about attaching the slideshow to the existing gallery functionality. I must have changed my mind about it since then. ;) Sorry for the confusion.
The MultimediaViewer plans for this are at https://wikimedia.mingle.thoughtworks.com/projects/multimedia/cards/161
(In reply to Tisza Gergő from comment #5)
> The MultimediaViewer plans for this are at
What's a "collection" in "let users play all files for a collection"?
(In reply to Nemo from comment #6)
> What's a "collection" in "let users play all files for a collection"?