The SPi-V for Flickr tools allow Flickr users to show their images directly in SPi-V, offering the engine's high fidelity, smooth display of interactive panoramic images, as well as normal images.
How to use
In it's simplest form, SPi-V for Flickr shows the latest image posted by any user which has been 'tagged' or marked to be equirectangular*:
Once the image has loaded, you can look around inside the image.
In the top left corner there is a link to show up to 10 more images that have also been tagged 'equirectangular'.
*: equirectangular is a projection type for spherical images. Flickr has a group of users who post 360x180 degree images in this format.
Opening specific images and streams
The SPi-V for Flickr tool can take a path to a page on Flickr.com to show specific photos and/or streams:
Show 10 pictures tagged "equirectangular" by a Flickr user (example link uses sbprzd).
Path to normal Flickr page:
www.flickr.com/photos/[name], eg www.flickr.com/photos/sbprzd.
Same as above, starting with the specified image.
Path to normal Flickr page: www.flickr.com/photos/[name]/[photoid], eg www.flickr.com/photos/sbprzd/146462849.
Same as above, showing pictures tagged with [tag].
Shows latest 10 images from the specified group pool.
Path to normal Flickr page: www.flickr.com/groups/[groupname]/pool, eg www.flickr.com/groups/equirectangular/pool.
You can easily convert a page url on Flickr to be displayed in the SPi-V viewer even if the Flickr user has not added a link to the viewer using the 'SPi-V for Flickr' bookmarklet.
Drag and drop the link above to your browser 'Links' bar or 'Bookmarks' bar. When viewing a page on Flickr.com, you can now view the image(s) of the page in SPi-V at the click of a button.
Opening the link from this page will not do much good.* Instead, navigate to a photo page, a user stream, or a group pool, and press the link from there...
*: Even on Flickr, only certain types of pages are supported. The bookmarklet does not yet check for these pages. Supported pages include: