[OxLUG Announce] Sunday 16th January: fotopic.net

Alasdair G Kergon oxlug@lists.oxlug.org
Fri Jan 14 09:56:01 2005


Details for the talk this Sunday are as follows:
 
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Open Source at fotopic.net
Gareth Ardron
Sunday 16th January
6.30pm
Venue: Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road
 (entrance at corner of walkway up concrete steps)
Afterwards: In the Lamb and Flag, St Giles'
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 Fotopic.Net was born from the minds of husband and wife team Joel and
 Nicky Rowbottom, and began life on 2nd August 1999 as
 Photos.jml.net: as with all good ideas it arose out of a laziness on
 Joel's part for publishing images from their new digital camera. As
 time went on, more and more people asked for either copies of the
 engine which ran the site, or whether we could run a gallery for
 them... so eventually we gave in and wrote Fotopic.Net. 
 
 The site is the culmination of several years of work, together with an
 almost fanatical obsession with digital photography. During our fourth
 year we expanded the facilities to include multiple image formats,
 direct publishing from the new generation of mobile phone cameras, a
 variety of PDF facilities, live thumbnails, fast image processing, and
 the most configurable photo gallery system to date. We've also survived
 the so-called dot-com crash which left many other photo sites without
 users.