Bye NextGen Gallery. Hello Picasa + Shashin
One of the reasons I started this blog was to be able to share pictures with friends and family. Initially, I wanted to host them myself and so, started using
Did I care whether I hosted the pictures or not? Ideally I wanted to host them but the key thing was for anyone to be able to see them, not only people with Facebook accounts ;). With this in mind, and the excellent feedback friends gave me on
After a few weeks using Shashin, I’m delighted with it. Uploading pictures is even easier with Picasa’s desktop client and afterwards, you just need to refresh Shashin to pick the latest galleries from Picasa and that’s it! The only downside I’ve seen about the Picasa+Shashin combo is the following warning message appearing on Shashin’s site:
Note that With album thumbnails, the size is fixed by Picasa at 160×160, so adjusting the size is not an option. Shashin automatically displays the album title below the thumbnail.
This is slightly annoying because the centre column of my blog is a bit too narrow to fit 3 galleries in each row, so for the time being, I’m sticking to only 2 per row. Due to this and taking in account my blog is primarily technical, I’m thinking of revisiting the theme at some point to make it wider.
Tagged as highslide, nextgen, picasa, shashin, wordpress + Categorized as Random