Sunday, November 7, 2010

Improved Images Enables Ads, Cartoons

One of the most requested features coming from FeedJournal Publisher customers and trial users is advertisement integration in the newspaper. Fact is, both traditional and online imagenewspapers make their living from selling ad space. Up till now it has been difficult to use ads in a FeedJournal generated newspaper.

With today’s update, FeedJournal is taking the first step in this direction. By using a feed with only images, and no text, the image will be included without shrinking in size. Also, no meta-information, such as article title, author, or publishing date, is included for articles containing only an image and no text.

This feature also solves another commonly requested feature: cartoons in FeedJournal. For an example see the Dilbert strip in the sidebar image.

I am certain that there are many more interesting use cases for images, beside ads and cartoons. Please share in the comments how you like to use this new feature.

Why not try out the new feature and give feedback on how it is working for you and how you would like to see it evolve. And, perhaps you have some suggestions for great image feeds?

If you are trying out this feature in FeedJournal Reader, make sure that you enable Images both for the image feed (e.g., Dilbert) when you click the Generate Newspaper button.


  1. Hi JOnas,
    i tried it, but i want my image to fit into 1 colums (of 6). I tried to resize with Irfanview, but it did not fit. SO width is 842px/6 colums. I rezied with Irfanview to 117px/added to blogger, and from there grabbed the rss feed.
    But the image is still between 2-3 colums width.

  2. - Please keep in mind that there is a 10 pixel gutter space between each column as well. Images are always left-aligned with columns.

  3. When will be be able to add a link to a stand alone image?

  4. I tried to sign up for this paper, as I have some projects that I need the room for, but an error showed up...your side, not mine. I look forward to learning how to use the publication to broaden my creative writing style.