Daniel Morrison

Flickr Atom gets Better

A while ago I did some URL hacking and discovered that Flickr supports Atom 1.0 feeds in addition to all of their RSS feeds.

Today, I noticed that they’ve taken it to the next level.

They’ve added what appears to be the original image as an Enclosure. I can view the small photo immediately, and get the original if I want. This really isn’t that useful with how I work in NetNewsWire, but I can see all sorts of fun applications for this data.

I tried subscribing to my Flickr Friends feed in iPhoto, but it only grabs the small photo in the feed. Otherwise, I could easily make my friends’ new photos be my desktop or screen saver.

Great work Flickr, now fix the one validation bug.

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