Full-Size Carousel For Photos Now On WP.com – Plugin Being Developed

wordpress dot com logoWordPress.com has unveiled a brand new feature that photo bloggers are going to love. It’s called the Full-Size carousel and was designed to display photographs as large as your display can contain them. Created by a group of people within Automattic as a mini project during their stay in Budapest, the carousel has support for keyboard shortcuts such as using the left and right arrows to browse through images or pressing escape to return to the normal image view. When previewing the images within the post, I would have liked to have seen some pictures with huge resolutions to see if this thing really works or not but since the images were all 1000 pixels by 714 pixels, I don’t think I was able to grasp just how cool this new feature is since my monitor resolution is 1600 X 900.

For those using the self-hosted version of WordPress, Matt Thomas mentioned that it’s possible the carousel will make it within a future version of the Jetpack plugin.

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  1. Sounds great, I am using 1000px images on my ExposedPlanet photoblog, so looking forward to testing it.

    I just hope that it will be available as a standalone plugin, I do not want to install the slow-down-pack for just one feature!

    Cheers, Harry

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  2. Unfortunately, they didn’t bother to include the option of reverting to the conventional gallery format for those on slow connections or lower resolutions, and not everyone is happy about it. I think this is one of those features which might have been better done as a plugin first, then they would have had some extra time to tweak it and figure out a way of disabling it before rolling it out across wordpress.com.

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  3. For those using the self-hosted version of WordPress, Matt Thomas mentioned that it’s possible the carousel will make it within a future version of the Jetpack plugin.

    Good luck with that.

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