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This article was published on March 18, 2011


Flickr rolls out beautiful slideshows for the iPad

Flickr rolls out beautiful slideshows for the iPad
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Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications and media for the past nine years. Follow her on twitter here .

Flickr recently rolled out a new slideshow photo-viewer for the iPad, enabling users to  flip through image galleries similar to how it’s done on the desktop. Prior to these improvements specifically designed for the iPad, users were limited to using iPad applications to browse through photography in a full-screen mode.

To active the new feature, users are required to select an image then touch the magnifying glass icon. While in the slideshow, the images are browsed by using a swipe gesture on the iPad’s screen.  It’s definitely a more elegant way to look through your friend’s photo streams however, the two step process needed to enter the lightbox-slideshow is somewhat annoying and should be activated immediately after selecting an image from a photo stream.

Swiping like it ain't no thing.

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