FAQ

What is Picsviewr?

Picsviewr is a FREE online service that allows you to view your photos in a cool way. It provides many templates to showcase your photos.

Advertise on Picsviewr?

If you would like to have advertising links on the homepage of Picsviewr please get in touch with me so that we can discuss the details.

Do I need to create an account?

You don't need to create an account on Picsviewr to use it. The only thing you need to know is the username of the Flickr user you want to view the photos.

I want a custom design for my photos, my own domain to point on a slideshow hosted on Picsviewr, a version with only one photoset, ...

For an extra fee, I would gladly develop a version specifically tailored for your needs. So feel free to get in touch with me to discuss your project. Oh, and if you want to be the Flickr user on the homepage used for example, contact me too.

You like this tool?

You can buy me a coffee. I'll make sure it's all put to very good use: waking up in the morning, keep the application free, pay for hosting, spend more time making it better, add new templates.

Picsviewr says your username does not exist... but it does!

First, check that https://www.flickr.com/photos/ username really exists. If it doesn't you probably forgot to set up your Flickr URL (your alias). On Flickr choose 'Set up your basics' and follow the guidelines. Note that you can use Picsviewr right now using your userid (example: 22918313@N07).

Picsviewr says your photoset ID does not exist... but it does!

First, check that https://www.flickr.com/photos/ username /sets/ photosetID really exists. If it doesn't then you probably made a typo in the ID, double check it.

How can I directly access flickr users photos?

You just have to go to: http://www.picsviewr.com/photos/ username .
The photos of this user will be automatically loaded. If you have previously visited his photos, it will load the template you chose the last time you visited it. Else the default template will be loaded. The common way to change a template is by using the "change this template" link at the top of each template .

You can directly access a specific user photos with a particular template by entering the following URL: http://www.picsviewr.com/photos/ username /template/quality . It's pretty useful if you want to show your photos to other people by sending them a link with the direct URL including the template you prefer.

  • template is one of tiltviewer, postcardviewer, polaroid, stack, poster, dfgallery, slide, grey, dark, wall, wallmini.
  • (optional) quality can be replaced by sd (500x500 max) or hd (>= 1024x768). It represents the quality of the photos. Note that some of the templates don't support hd.

How can I directly access a specific photoset?

You just have to go to: http://www.picsviewr.com/set/ photosetID .
The photos of this photoset will be automatically loaded. If you have previously visited this photoset, it will load the template you chose the last time you visited it. Else the default template will be loaded. The common way to change a template is by using the "change this template" link at the top of each template .

You can directly access a specific photoset photos with a particular template by entering the following URL: http://www.picsviewr.com/sets/ photosetID /template/quality . It's pretty useful if you want to show your photos to other people by sending them a link with the direct URL including the template you prefer.

  • template is one of postcardviewer, polaroid, stack, slide, grey, dark, wall, wallmini.
  • (optional) quality can be replaced by sd (500x500 max) or hd (>= 1024x768). It represents the quality of the photos. Note that some of the templates don't support hd.

Do I need to choose the template for a particular user or photoset everytime I visit Picsviewr?

Of course not! The template you chose for a particular user or photoset is stored so that if you come back later, it is loaded automatically as default template for this user or photoset.

Note: if you directly access photos from a flickr user with the following URL http://www.picsviewr.com/photos/ username /template , or http://www.picsviewr.com/sets/ photosetID /template the corresponding template won't be set as default for this user and photoset.

What about privacy?

Don't worry Picsviewr only displays public images.

Are there planning features?

Yes there are! I will add templates in the near future and other useful things. Once again stay around :-). If you have any feature requests, please leave me an email , I'll be pleased to hear your suggestions.

Why can I only view Flickr photos?

Picsviewr currently only supports Flickr but other photo collection services may be added in the future.

Hey, I change the template and it seems to be broken ?

Some of the templates use Flash and others use Javascript. Please check if those technologies are enabled in your browser and report the problem. Thanks.

I just make changes to my Flickr account (upload photos, add sets, tags, ....) but I can't see them on Picsviewr, why?

Picsviewr uses some caching features to let Flickr breath. Try again in a few hours and that would be good but if you are still experiencing problems, send me an email .

Other questions?

Send me an email through the contact form