Better Than Linguo
September 15, 2006 2:28 PM   Subscribe

Tabblo looks pretty cool. It will integrate with Flickr photos (or upload your own) and let you make a collage-style poster that can be had for $20. Very web 2.0-ish, but seems to be well executed. This could be an easy way to make a poster of album art? (via Lifehacker, via Techcrunch).
posted by rossination (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Uh oh...
posted by fixedgear at 2:38 PM on September 15, 2006

Oh dear...
posted by Artw at 2:51 PM on September 15, 2006

Oh, shoot!
What am I missing? Why the ominous premonitions?
posted by Squid Voltaire at 2:52 PM on September 15, 2006

I dunno, is there enough blue for it to be Web2.0?
posted by taursir at 3:31 PM on September 15, 2006

Oh my dear sweet lord. Jesus H Christ.

Actually,m I don't know what I'm cursing about.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:36 PM on September 15, 2006

Web 2.0 disappoints.
posted by parki at 3:38 PM on September 15, 2006

So what's the cursing for? Yeah, it's kind of dorky and "bleeding edge", and yes, it's been on Lifehacker before (didn't know that they were so bad) and yes, it was mentioned several days ago in a comment - but I'm still excited about it, and I thought that at least one other person would have a use for it. Sheesh.
posted by rossination at 3:41 PM on September 15, 2006

Or, in the words of Amy Wong, "gleesh!".
posted by rossination at 3:42 PM on September 15, 2006

The photo layouts kind of make my head hurt. My age is showing.
posted by smallerdemon at 3:44 PM on September 15, 2006

Pretty neato! Thanks!
posted by sidereal at 5:28 PM on September 15, 2006

I got all excited but it doesn't seem to be interfacing with Flickr quite as happily as I'd wish - it's only uploading my last 20 photos, which as it happens are not the images I want to make a Tabblo out of. So I am sad now, for I am not feeling energetic enough to search those pictures out on the hard drive and upload all of them - eesh. If I'm going to that kind of trouble I can lay them out myself and even integrate text, whoooeee.

However it's bookmarked and you never know, I could well use it someday. I give it cool points in potential.
posted by mygothlaundry at 5:37 PM on September 15, 2006

mygothlaundry: the Flickr importer brings in 20 photos to get started, and will do the rest as a background process shortly. How long it takes depends on how many other people are queued up ahead of you. We try to be gentle with the flickr connection, as the demand can be quite bursty.

I hope you give it a try....
posted by nedbatchelder at 5:41 PM on September 15, 2006

I was wondering what all those "TABBLO IS COMING!" billboards were about...
posted by uosuaq at 5:45 PM on September 15, 2006

My Mac crashed after opening the link. Is that what the "uh oh"'s are for, or are the two events unconnected?
posted by djgh at 7:48 PM on September 15, 2006

Web 2.0 depresses me. Lifehacker posts about Tabblo which echoes Flickr. I even like Flickr, quite a bit, but in that sentence it just makes me despair for the days of company names like The Aluminium Company Of Canada and Imperial Oil. They may be gigantic monopolist juggernauts, but at least I don't roll my eyes at their names.
posted by blacklite at 1:27 AM on September 16, 2006

tabblo does tableau (is that how you spell it?). The name is not that odd, really.
posted by cell divide at 2:31 AM on September 16, 2006

I didn't make it clear enough in my comment: I'm one of the engineers that built Tabblo.
posted by nedbatchelder at 5:48 AM on September 16, 2006

Thanks, Ned.
posted by fixedgear at 5:48 AM on September 16, 2006

No Thanks, Ned.
posted by blasdelf at 6:25 AM on September 16, 2006

Thanks Or No Thanks: The Ned Batchelder Story
posted by cortex at 9:50 AM on September 16, 2006

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