FlickrViewer for AutoViewer

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 11 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

When I was creating the website for my photography endeavor, I wanted a place to show off my photos. I stumbled upon AutoViewer and thought it would be a good method for displaying my photos. However, I wanted the ease of using Flickr’s Slideshow so I could easily update my portfolio.

Mark Sweeting has a PHP script, FlickrViewer, which allows for integration of a Flickr Set with SimpleViewer, the sister program to AutoViewer. Being a programmer, I modified Mark’s script to work with AutoViewer and voila: FlickrViewer for AutoViewer.

There are two major things that I changed. The first was making the XML output compatible with what AutoViewer expects1. The second thing was to add a series of calls to Flickr to get the appropriate image URLs.

This is not an official product offering, so the extend that I’m planning on maintaining this code is the extent that I need to for my own purposes and the extent that someone wants to fund development. Otherwise, have it. Released under the GNU General Public License.

Download: flickrViewer v0.9 for AutoViewer

You’ll also need to download AutoViewer.

You’ll also may need an API key from Flickr if you want to share private photos. It’s free at

  1. which, for some reasons, is different than what SimpleViewer expects 

8 thoughts on “FlickrViewer for AutoViewer”

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  2. Hey, great work, exactly what I was looking for.

    One thing – captions don’t seem to come along. Pursuing the code, it’s looks like it’s most of the way there, but not enabled. Is this something that is easily enabled, or is a case of hitting a roadblock? If it’s the latter, and you’re not inclined to put more time into it, let me know and I’ll see if I can hire someone (I’m not a programmer) to enable that and then shoot it back to you if you like.

    If you hit a major roadblock, if you could let me know that as well.


  3. Hi Andrew,
    I am wishing to use your Flickrviewer for Autoviewer on a website I am creating.

    Sorry to bother you with this, If you have the time to help it would be much appreciated.

    i have been trying to get it to work but am having some problems. When using Flickrviewer for Simpleviewer I found it would only work with certain versions and I believe this is the same issue I am having now. I have been searching to find a copy of Autoviewer v0.9 but with no luck, if you have a copy that you could send me or a link to download that would be a lot of help.

    Many Thanks.


    1. @Mark Spiers:

      I think the title was a little confusing, so I renamed the link: “flickrViewer v0.9 for AutoViewer”

      The script works with AutoViewer v1.4, which is the latest version. So you should be good to go.

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