A couple of years ago I made a video of all my flickr videos in the style of the now dead pummelvision service.
I dug out the script tidied it up a little, and made the above video with my 2016 photos.
I uploaded the script in the unlikely event that someone else would want to do something like this. It is not a thing of beauty, I am well out of my depth and just type and test. The script need ffmpeg on your computer (I’d guess mac only as it used sips to resize images) and a Flickr API key.
The script also leave you with up to 500 images in a folder. Before I deleted them I made a montage and averaged them using imageMagick
montage -mode concatenate -tile 25x *.jpg out.jpg which is the featured image on this post.
convert *.jpg -average aver.jpeg
I guess all that the average proves is that most of my photos are landscapes, given the hit of a sky…
Oh oh me, I will try.
Just one more under the wire blog post for 2017, and yes it’s about photos. I had to wait until I posted photo number 366 for this year…
2016/366/366 Staying Grounded flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons ( CC0 ) license… so I could try John Johnston’s “wee little” script he posted that generates a rapid montage of a series of flickr photos. There was a now extinct site called “pummelvision” that did this automatically (I made one in 2011).
John is among the people I admire for his reclaiming ingenuity, and his script worked perfectly (I took out the
datesinceparameter John since mine were all tagged). It chugged about 5 minutes downloading all the images, and then the command line thing he provided just churned and out popped a movie.
This is way better than fully automated site that disappears on you.
I also ran his “averaging” script, no idea what it means, there is a pale orange blob in the middle. It’s probably felix shaped
The average of all my daily photos.Thanks for the present, John!
Top / Featured Image: The ImageMagick generated montage of all my flickr daily photos generated with John Johnston’s script – since they are all licensed CCO so is the montage. Because I can.
The post “2016 Flickring By Too” was originally dropped like a smoking hot potato at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2016/12/flickring-by/) on December 31, 2016.