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Flickr brings beautiful slideshows to the iPad

Flickr light box on the iPad
Flickr light box on the iPad
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Flickr, the most popular photo sharing social network, has made a small but welcome update to its light box feature. The update targets iPad users specifically and allows images to be viewed full-screen in the browser, with a simple swiping motion enabled to cycle between previous and next images.

Flickr light box on the iPad
Flickr light box on the iPad

The feature can be accessed by selecting an image when in single image view mode, or by tapping the zoom icon. This simple usability update illustrates the increasing number of ‘app-like’ features found in traditional websites.

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Darren McCarra
Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.