Topic: Allowing others to embed our photos

I love the way Autoviewer Pro looks on our concert photography website and many of our readers want to take our photos and put them on their own blog, facebook, myspace, etc. We'd like to encourage people to do this by providing them with embed code so that they can pull the photos and gallery.xml data from our website. Is there any way to do this? The default seems to be (understandably) to prevent people from hotlinking, however we'd like our photos open to all. If somebody could get me started by suggesting which files to examine/edit, I would be most appreciative or at the very least tell me whether this idea is feasible.

Thank you.

-Joshua

Re: Allowing others to embed our photos

So you are looking for people to be able to grab the full gallery instead of individual images? I'm not sure how AutoViewer would respond to the cross site linking. You might be able to do this if you had absolute links in your xml and the HTML code you provide them. Then they would have to add the following in the head and body of their HTML.

in the head:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://YOURSITE.COM/THEFOLDER/swfobject.js"></script>

in the body:

<div id="flashcontent">AutoViewer requires JavaScript and the Flash Player. <a href="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer/">Get Flash here.</a> </div>    
    <script type="text/javascript">
        var fo = new SWFObject("http://YOURSITE.COM/THEFOLDER/autoviewer.swf", "autoviewer", "100%", "100%", "8", "#181818");            
        fo.addVariable("xmlURL", "http://YOURSITE.COM/THEFOLDER/gallery.xml");
        fo.write("flashcontent");
    </script>
Mike Richards
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Allowing others to embed our photos

Mike, I appreciate your help. You have the concept correct -- we would like other people to be able to grab the full gallery to post on their myspace, facebook, etc. -- so unfortunately asking them to edit their header files is not going to work. I suppose what we are looking for is something like the YouTube embed code found on YouTube's pages. Do you think we could make something like that for an autoviewer gallery? We'd be willing to pay a coder to create something, I just have no idea how complex/difficult the problem is. What do you think?