This utility will fetch photos from flickr.
It requires API key and shared secret from flickr - they are free.
It will fetch pictures for a flickr username
- can narrow down by tags(s)
- will get pictures for username with any of those tags
You may specify the max number of pics for a username that you want
- will also get rid of older photos
You can specify fetching favorites - if you do, it ignores username and fetches pics from the username that authorized the picture frame initially
So for example: - we have users mom, sue, and dave - mom sets up the picture frame - mom gets an api key from flickr - mom runs the initial set up - mom adds 4 lines to cron job 1) fetchFlickrPics.rb -g -m 25 -- this will get the 25 most recent of mom's favs -- getfaves ignores any tags you pass in 2) fetchFlickrPics.rb -m 25 -u mom -t cats,thekids -- gets 25 most recent pictures from moms flickr account that are tagged cats or thekids 3) fetchFlickrPics.rb -m 25 -u sue -t "4mom" -- gets pictures that sue took and have the tag for "4mom" 4) fetchFlickrPics.rb -m 25 -u dave -t "4mom" - so now mom's picture frame has: - her 25 favs - her 25 most recent from her account tagged cat or thekids - 25 most recent from sue sue and dave's accounts tagged 4mom - 100 pics total - each time someone adds pics it will download them and bump the old ones off of the back - in other words its FIFO (first in, first out)
flickrDPF is released under the very permissive MIT license