The Big Pictures is a script to show Albums and Photos from photojournalism websites like Boston.com's "The Big Picture".
Most Recent Version is 4.0.0 (09.03.2013)
Here are some Screenshots:
Photo View (the Description appears after 2 secs)
Photo or Album Download
You can switch the Source (=Website which provides Albums and Photos) with the up- and down-keys.
Switch the Albums of current Source with the left- and right-keys.
To enter an album you have to press the select-key (enter).
To go back to the albums press the back-key.
To hide and show the Info Overlays you have to press the media-info-key (i).
You can download a Photo or Album with the context-key.
You can switch the aspect-ratio of the image-view with the 0 (zero) key.
Also you can start a slideshow of the current selected photoset with the play key (p).
Currently implemented Sources:
- Boston.com: The Big Pictures (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/)
- The Atlantic: In Focus (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/)
- Sacramento Bee: The Frame (http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/)
- Wallstreetjournal: The Photo Journal (http://blogs.wsj.com/photojournal/)
- TotallyCoolPix.com: (http://TotallyCoolPix.com)
- Time.com: LightBox - Closeup (http://lightbox.time.com/category/closeup/?iid=lb-close)
This Script was ported in Sep 2009 by rwparris2 from the original BOXEE App to XBMC Camelot (with just one source).
Since Sep 2010 it is ported to dharma and further developed by me.
Feedback or feature suggestions are always welcome!
This Addon is available through the official Addon Repository!
New Scraper: NewYorkTimes.com - Lens Blog
New Default Skin (thx Jugger)
Fixed Slideshow on Frodo (press PLAY to start)
All Scrapers fixed
Fixed: Time.com Lightbox photosets
Fixed: "The Big Picture"-scraper
Fixed: "Wallstreet Jouarnal"-scraper
Fixed Time.com: LightBox
Added Czech Translation (thx to Spike)
Fix for startup error (default->Default)
Complete code rewrite
Added: Slideshow feature (press play)
Added: Plugin-mode for slideshow and screensaver mode
Improved: Go back to the last seen album when returning from a photoset
Improved: Faster cache algorithm (json storage)
Improved: Rewrite of skin including animations and behaviour
Improved: Smoother scrolling between the pictures
Fixed: All unicode/entity problems
Cosmetics: 100% pep8 (python styleguide) conformity
Improved: Debug logging
Added: French translation (thx to stombi)
Added: Dutch translation (thx to apeeters)
Added: New Scraper "TotallyCoolPix.com"
Added: New Scraper "Time.com: LightBox - Closeup"
Changed: How using 'keep' as default aspect-ratio (press 0 or set in settings to change)
Fixed: html codes in title from some "Atlantic in focus" albums
Changed: The spinning loading animation logic
Fixed: ATV2-Remote Keymaps
Fixed import error
New plugin-way for scrapers
Fixed: Wallstreetjournal Scraper
Fixed: Sacramento Bee Scraper
Fixed: Visible-conditions in Eden
Fixed: Back-key in Eden
Added: New Scraper: 'The Atlantic: In Focus'
Removed: Scraper 'Boston.com: The Big Shot' - outdated
Added: Function and Setting for changing the aspect-ratio of the Pictures
Improved: Caching of HTML-Pages (much faster now)
Improved: Rewrote the multi-scraper-logic
Fixed: The Big Pictures Facebook-comment-change Announcement broke scraper
Fixed: The Big Pictures remove Hash at the end of the Description
Changed: The usage help is now replaced by a settings "help"-section
Cosmetic: more pep8 conformity
Fixed: Error with external Python and os.makedirs(cachedir) with cachedir = "special://..."
Fixed TheSacramentoBee wasn't able to get Photos
Fixed WallStreetJournal wasn't able to get Photos
Fixed: boston.com now needs a referer for the photosets
Improved: Better class Inheritance
Cosmetic: pep8 (except line length)
Improved: The german, english and french usage instructions (and shorten them)
Fixed: The Help now appears only on the first album or photoset
Changed: Skin has a new Look - thanks to Jezz_X
Changed: Skin is now animated
Changed: Dedicated Usage-Help-Box (hides if any key is pressed)
Added: French Translation
Changed: Split Sourcename, Albumtitle and Picturetitle for different use in 3rd party Skins
Improved: The toggle "showInfo" stays now in its last state
Improved: Respect pep8 styleguide (except line length...)
Improved: Skin XML-File is now clean
Changed: Don't use 'os.getcwd()'
Improved: author, name, id, version only at one place
Improved: Make it possible for skins to override the scripts skin (thanks to Jeroen)
Fixed: Crash/Hang when using Alaska/Rapier-Skin
Added: The possibility to get albums/images from more than one website (switch source)
Added: New Scraper 'Wallstreetjournal: The Photo Journal'
Added: New Scraper 'Boston.com: The Big Shot'
Added: New Scraper 'Sacramento Bee: The Frame'
Changed: The Layout and content of the help texts
Fixed: TBP-Scraper: Remove the image-number within the description text
Fixed: TBP-Scraper: removed #-sign at the end of the picture
Improved: Changes to the icon.png (more padding)
Ported to be dharma compatible by sphere (with permission of rwparris2)
Added: German Translation
Changed: Addon ported from plugin which called script to native script
Added: New icon.png
Released as plugin for camelot by rwparris2