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What we've used thus far is Picasa. So applying it similarly to how we create our training slideshows. Anyone who has a Picasa album can use the embed code and insert it into a Jive document.
Thanks Tracy! I’ve gotten pretty good at the slideshows from your awesome doc. I will definitely give that as option especially since the photos don’t sound like they have anything proprietary in them ☺
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Not sure if this exaclty aligns with your photo album question but we have an entire community devoted to sharing photography. It is in our Life Beyond work space but it is consistently a top performing community regardless.
The community holds a monthly themed contest and then displays the submissions in a video slideshow. I believe that a screen recording tool is used to create the video and the video is then uploaded to the community. Perhaps this could be used as an alternative.
Thanks – that might work too!
Our photo album is honestly the most popular thing in our jive instance and is a big draw to the community in general. We base contest's around it that drive adoption. Don't know what it would be like without it. Photo album should be a core feature in Jive. Social media without a photo feature is like a car without wheels.
I whole-heartedly agree it should be part of the core product. If I had budget to consider I would, but alas I don’t… hence the question.
You might need some web dev experience and I don't think Jive will support many of these free "put a photo album on your home website" solutions.
we are just starting with Jive and are also searching for a solution for our pictures. Unfortunatly I also know the not-in-budget problem.
Could you already solve your problem and share some additional thoughts regarding the topic? We are searching for a possibilty to integrate the images with a self hosted solution.
Thanks a lot, Vanessa
Great quote, corey... I used your quote to send to our Jive reps..
we too see photo sharing as a HUGE and QUICK way to grow adoption and usage if Jive. It's interactive and incredibly "sticky".. I indicated that to our Jive reps and they said they have a photo plug-in but that currently resides in professional services team and not part of the core product offering... they said that they may eventually get their but that it is not currently a core need for most for their customer and therefore sold as an add-on...
My thought to that is, maybe "most of their customers" are not seeing or understtanding how photo sharing can exponentially increase adoption and usage.. this seemingly simple activity increases training of Jive (like, download, rate, upload, comment, etc), increases user likeability and affinity, and begins the process of building communities... as well as it's simply fun activity..
for Jive it's a huge win... as happy and trained customer users increases Jive loyalty and decreases resistance..
hopefully they will move this photo plugin into a core product and not as a paid add-on... it's to their advantage to do so...
I agree that it is a need for most customers. I know that we've fulfilled the need via other, more awkward workarounds. And I agree it would help with adoption. People love sharing photos, and we have events all the time that people would like to post photos for. Heck - we are an event company so of COURSE people have photos to share.
What Schneby said. Prior to creating the video, and in lieu of a photo album, the group uses a discussion thread to announce the weekly photo topic and members post replies to the thread with their pictures inserted. They then use a poll to vote up the week's winner.
Just noticed that our internal photography group has done some nice organization and cool utilitzation of the Jive content types...they've created a doc that has links for each weekly contest, the discussion (which is the photo submission vehicle), the video that compiles the submissions, the poll used to vote for the winner, and the hall of fame blog that highlights the weekly winner. See below
That is fantastic. I don't suppose you'd be willing to share the entire list of weekly topics?
The group has even gone one step further and printed yearly calendars featuring the photos from the group with proceeds going to charity. Plus the highly acclaimed photos get printed on posterboard and hung up around campus.
69 Holiday Decorations
59 Monochromatic Color
51 Street Photography
49 Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, and Antique Stores
46 Candid in Black & White
42 Athletes In Action
39 Long Exposure
32 Winter Sports & Games
29 Point of View
28 Artistic Photography
24 Wonders of the World
22 Night Photography
19 Brilliant Colors in Nature
16 Animals in Action
15 Black & White
12 Red, White and Blue
5 Family Traditions
Hi, Jem. We've experimented with Cooliris. With this product, you can create a photo wall and then use the html to embed it in your space. We've done it in our test drive space, and it seems to work well. Users can flip through the pictures easily, and enlarge the ones they want to see.
Heather - Are you using Cooliris or their new Liveshare product? I just tried Liveshare, and it just seems to give me a link, not a way to embed.
We are using the Cooliris product. You can build a photo wall to embed (and get the code) by going here: http://www.cooliris.com/yoursite/express/
It's a little hard to find, but if you do a search for Cooliris and embed, you should be able to find it. If you already have a shared flickr, picasa or other album, you can make a photo wall from that album. Or, you can search the various options it gives to grab photos from the web, which is what we did. You don't have to log in or create an account to do this, which is very cool.
I hope this helps!
I love the look of Cooliris online. I was so excited to try this out! I've gotten the code, thanks to your help above. And I made sure that I allowed for the domains used in the embed code. and yet I still can't get it to display on our page. I seem to be missing something.
Are you using the HTML widget to put the code in? I insert the embed code into that widget and it pops up with no problems. I'm also wondering what browser you are using, and if Cooliris is compatible with your browser.
Ahhhh. That is the ticket. I was hoping to be able to put it into documents or blog posts, and so that is where I was testing. This is still really cool, just limits the use cases a bit.
Thanks so much for the shove in the right direction! I think this will be a cool option for some of our communities.
where do you search on the site for the embedded code - I do not see that option.
You use the link provided above to create the photo wall. On step 3, you have an option on the left side to copy the code. Does this make sense?
Thanks Heather - much appreciated!
We've recently purchased the Photo Album plugin and although its pretty basic - so far so good.
I totally agree that this should form part of the core product and loved Corey's "Car without wheels" comparison.
Before buying the plugin, we looked into using external sites and embedding etc but a big problem we had is that our company firewall is super tight so most of the decent external solutions are blocked for all or most users. - So in a way we had no other option than to make the purchase.
does the Jive photo plug in allow users to share photos?... or is it just serving up photos?