The “Vimeo Flickr Set Photos for Vimeo” Bookmarklet

Apr 7
Posted on April 7, 2008 14:21 in Problems & Solutions, Projects, Technology

Update: It seems that my bookmarklet did not work in every browser, as Flick renders the sets differently in different browsers. I updated the code and it should now work.

As I was playing with Vimeo for the video of the Torchwood Swede, I ran into an issue that needed a bookmarklet to solve it. I have never made a bookmarklet, but now here it is.

The problem was that when you want to add photos to a Vimeo video all it accepts is a comma separated list of either URLs or Flickr Photo IDs. I already had made a set on Flickr of the photos I wanted to add and adding all those 18 URLs by hand was just too much work

So I got thinking: why not make a bookmarklet that gets all the links of the images in the set from the page, and outputs them to the user as a comma separated list? Although I have never done something like this before, it only took me a few minutes to build this and the result is the following link.

Flickr Set Photos for Vimeo

Using it is very easy. Just drag the bookmarklet into your bookmarks-bar. Now when you want to add all the photos from a set to your Vimeo photo, go to the phoo set on Flickr and click on the bookmarklet. This will give youa popup with a long code of text. Copy and paste that text into your Vimeo text boxx for photos and submit.

The code has a few small issues. First of it returns URLs, not Flickr Photo IDs. This doesn’t really matter but it would be more human-readable maybe. Secondly it doesn’t catch if it is on a Flickr site at all. I might change that in the future but probably won’t. If you want to make your own edit, you can download the source from here.

To make this bookmarklet I used some code from this site, and this little tool helped me out to compress the code.

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  • http://radialmonster.com Phil Hart

    Thank you, I am new to Vimeo and found their flickr photo option for videos and was hoping to be able to do exactly this!

  • http://radialmonster.com Phil Hart

    Thank you, I am new to Vimeo and found their flickr photo option for videos and was hoping to be able to do exactly this!

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  • http://www.hyeharsanik.com Harsanik coder

    Thanks for the source. I am editing it as we speak to add more additions to the tool. I bookmarked this website.

  • http://www.hyeharsanik.com Harsanik coder

    Thanks for the source. I am editing it as we speak to add more additions to the tool. I bookmarked this website.

  • http://www.draculinobjjtraining.com BJJ

    It wasn’t as bad as you expected, was it? :) Keep in mind you can’t drag the bookmarket up in IE. That’s a FF shortcut.

  • http://www.thepotterykiln.com Kerry Westbrooke

    Hey, I’ve been looking for something like this. Note your link to “Flickr Set Photos for Vimeo” isn’t working for me though.

    • http://blog.cristianobetta.com Cristiano Betta

      Flickr has updated a lot since I built this, so feel free to rewrite the code to fit with the new Flickr.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks!

  • Koen

    It’s amazing! This is going to save me so much time! Thank

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  • http://twitter.com/livewirefilms Dan Rollins

    You are my newest hero!! This is amazing and worked perfect in Chrome, didn’t try any other browsers. Merry Christmas!

  • http://nikon5000d.com nikon 5000d

    thanks for the update

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  • http://profiles.google.com/ganjjjj Jason Kurt

    This post is exactly what I am interested. keep up the good work. we need more good statements.

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  • http://www.purelyhydroponic.com hydroponics

    Any chance of an update for the latest version of Flickr? Would love to get this working but it seems a little outdated.

    • http://blog.cristianobetta.com Cristiano Betta

      Isn’t it working anymore? I’l have a look some day soon and I’ll release an update. Make sure to poke me if I don’t.