Smug Tip of the Week: Don’t Forget to Show Off

While Get a Link is one of our more popular sharing features for sharing a photo, don’t forget that you’ve got snazzier ways of telling the world what you’ve been up to.

Look under the Owner Only section of your Share button and check out the Show Off options: Badges and Slideshows.

Fun-sized Slideshows

You can drop a mini customizable slideshow into any blog, forum or other website that accepts HTML code. Can you think of a better way to give them a playful, color taste of what’s to come? It’s a portable version of our smooth, deliciously slick slideshows that you’ve already seen as our viewing style or in full-screen mode.

Just customize the settings to taste, click to Copy Embed Code and paste it into your website. You can customize it to open to your gallery when clicked, or you can simply leave it as a standalone slideshow.

Moveable Badges

Our badges are light on their feet. Not familiar with badges? They’re are dancing mosaics of joy, a veritable kaleidoscope of color that just beg to be clicked.

You can always customize these to your heart’s content, right down to the background color so it blends seamlessly with whatever page you’re dropping it into. We’ll start you off with a standard size, but you can choose one of our preset Sources or Styles and tweak it from there.

Again, you can customize it so that your gallery opens when a square is clicked, or leave it as just a badge.


If your fans are having trouble viewing the badge or slideshow, have them visit Adobe’s site and download the latest version of Flash. For everything else, check out our info page.

And if you’re not able to get the code to work, check to see if the website allows embeddable objects. Contact them and ask if you’re not sure.

Show us your Shares!

We hope you enjoy these little treats and that they’ll make it easier (and more fun) for you to share your photos with friends. For more details on the different settings you can apply to slideshows and badges, make sure to read our help pages.

Where have you shared a badge or slideshow lately? We’d love to see where they’re being used and what great pics you’ve shot so far this summer.

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20 thoughts on “Smug Tip of the Week: Don’t Forget to Show Off”

  1. Alas, when I go to the badge page in Firefox and try any style but the default (down at the bottom), the following message appears:

    You should not be here

  2. Good day! Is it possible to show a ‘go to full screen’ option/button within the “fun-size” slideshow? Am I missing an option somewhere?

    1. Hi Red, that’s a great idea but at this time that specific button isn’t available. When people click on the images they should be taken to your gallery, where you can show the Full Screen button. But please request it here!

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