We use Pixelpost as our photoblogging software on Hot Photatoes. I have a bunch of criticisms about the software, but I’m not motivated enough to roll my own, so I can’t complain. Well, I guess I can complain about one thing.
What always struck me as odd was that the RSS feed generated by Pixelpost would not include full resolution versions of the photos. On the one hand it’s good, because it forces the subscriber to click on the item and visit the original site; but it’s not like we run advertisements on Hot Photatoes. I would rather view the site through my feed readers.
Today, I had an epiphany. I could use Yahoo! Pipes to hack the RSS feed and replace the thumbnails with full-resolution shots (also I could fix the retarded problem of not evaluating Markdown code — at least for the bold text that I use in my signature). So I did that. If you’ve been subscribing to the Hot Photatoes RSS feed, you will automatically see the changes. If you want the old thumbnail version, I guess you are up the creek.
(oh yeah, I also created an RSS feed just for my photoblogs, but I don’t think it is of use to most of you due to my sporadic posting regimen)