Greasemonkey and Photos

Last night, after meeting our landlord to sort out contracts for next year, Philippa and I went down to Wivenhoe to meet up with Alex and Elisa for a drink at the Rose & Crown (and dinner from the chippie). It was a really nice evening – we hadn’t seen Alex and Elisa for a while so it was good to catch up, and it was also a really beautiful evening!

I took a few photos, and they will be up shortly on my Yahoo! Photos Page. Which brings me to the next thing I want to blog about: Greasemonkey. I’ve never tried it before, but I’ve heard about it… it’s basically an extension for Firefox which lets you insert JavaScript into pages to do — well, whatever you want really.

What I was able to do (my first ever Greasemonkey script!) was create a script which made the photos in a Yahoo! Photos album clickable, so that you could then download the hi-res version. I know that’s not particularly exciting, but the problem with Yahoo! Photos is they don’t always give you the link to the hi-res version, so actually it is pretty useful. If you want to try it out, you’ll need a copy of Firefox and Greasemonkey and a copy of my script. Then, just browse to a Yahoo! photos album, click on a photo, and you should be able to click on the photo and get the hi-res version 🙂


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