Your Memories Take Center Stage with the New Photo Carousel
Photo galleries on WordPress.com are a great way to share the pictures you’ve taken with your friends, family, and your followers. But the design of your theme can limit how large your high-resolution photos are displayed. Today, we’re announcing a great new way to make the most of your photos: a full-size carousel view that presents your images as large as your display can contain them.
To experience the carousel, just click an image in a photo gallery on any WordPress.com blog. You can navigate between photos using the left and right arrow keys, or by clicking or tapping the arrows on the left and right. Click the Permalink below any image to see its attachment page or the image file directly, depending on how you setup your gallery. You can easily like a photo from the carousel, too. When you’re done, click anywhere in the background or press the Esc key on your keyboard to return to the thumbnails.
Check it out here, with this gallery of images taken by some of our colleagues during our recent meetup in Budapest.
Now, whether you’re using a tablet or a large desktop display, you’ll see photos in the best light possible. And the best part of all: if you’ve already been posting photo galleries on your WordPress.com blog, you’ll get the new full-screen carousel view without lifting a finger. If you haven’t posted your first gallery, there’s never been a better time to try!