Automatic photo slideshow from Facebook feed
August 17, 2012 6:15 PM Subscribe
Wedding slideshow brainstorm: Is there a way to have an automatically updated slideshow running from a Facebook photo feed?
posted by shinynewnick to computers & internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So surely I'm not the first person to have this idea. At the rehearsal dinner tonight for a friends wedding, some of the attendees were excited that so-and-so posted a picture from that very rehearsal to Facebook. The venue already has a projector set up, I have a Windows laptop I could bring in tomorrow easily for the wedding.
While I'm quite technical, I have little Facebook experience. This is what I'd like to be able to do:
1. Person takes a photo at the wedding on their phone.
2. Uploads to Facebook.
3. Tags the photo with something specific - a certain album on the bride's Facebook account? As far as I know, this might be the most difficult part of the whole operation.
3B. A secondary option for non-Facebook people? Email, Twitter, etc. Not as concerned about this.
4. A full screen slideshow program on the laptop will pull photos from that Facebook feed. Ideally it will update automatically so I can run it without interruption on screen.
So I see a couple of options - a slideshow program that can pull from the RSS feed directly. Or a way to automatically pull photos from that Facebook feed onto the computer locally, and a slideshow program that will watch that location.
Oh, last thing - the wedding is tomorrow.