Unsung Heroes, Part 2

More tips for those holiday pictures.

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Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

There is no security in the gallery.sourceforge.net program. This is the case with many other gallery scripts, including the ones offered (addons, modules) by phpnuke, postnuke, etc.

You can merely go the the alubm/images directory (website.com/gallery/album/aaa.jpg,etc.) and grab the image, the entire security feature is useless.

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

the security features are meant to prevent people running malicious code on the server - why on earth would you have a problem with people downloading images from a web site that is designed to distribute those very images.

Hey guess what - I can go to a Gallery website and drag the images off the browser and onto my desktop - weird huh?

blah blah etc...

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

gallery features "hiding" of pictures - but with the build in "hiding" it is very easy to view hidden pix too - and that IS bad for certain gallery users (www.campusclick.de/gallery)

Re: Gallery Rocks!!!!

Anonymous's picture

Hey guys,

I have been using gallery for quite some time and I tell you it amazes me how it can use no databases and do everything so fast. Check my gallery out and give it a test drive @ http://www.avarachen.net/gallery . They are planning to use MySQL in the future release.

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

Whoo Hoo Hoo! Excellent article Marcel ! I know there's a lot of sys admins out there wanting admin/server articles, but home users like myself using Linux & other open source stuff for their desktop or workstation just love this kind of peice. More, More, More!

~beaker

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

Why does everybody assume that you want a web server running along with whatever other items are required.

I just want to create some albums, burn a CD and pass it along to my Windows using grandmother.

I know there are a few programs that will do this, but we need more. We need more software authors thinking in terns of user applications that do not require all this other baggage to run.

Hi-tech vs low-tech gallery

Anonymous's picture

Both low-tech (flat HTML pages on a CD) and hi-tech (perl/php) galleries have their uses.

I like a dynamic gallery because I can change the look whenever I want, others can add captions, I can more easily track which photos people view most often, etc.

As far as putting them on a web server at all, my goal is letting family across the country view our pictures and I don't want to mail a CD.

FWIW I just installed Gallery and I love it.

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

Have you tried the HTML gallery feature of gphoto? (The old one, not gphoto2 or whatever the new one is called.) You don't need a web server running and the results are great for burning a CD album for a "windows-using grandmother" as you suggest. Plus it has a feature I really like that many of these scripts don't have: when viewing the full-sized photo you get three buttons: next, previous, and index. So you don't have to keep returning to the thumbnail (index) page after each photo you look at. Just click next, next, next, etc.

For examples, see

http://home.earthlink.net/~bryantyson/index.htm

all of these photo albums were made with gphoto.

bryantyson@earthlink.net

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

My modified version of Igal has that specific problem in mind (besides easily scriptable website maintenance). It has options to leave the original large-size images out if you don't want to distribute them (demos of copyrighted photos, for example).

With a single command, you can create a ready-to-burn directory with navigation, captions, text for each page, etc.

I've done it for some friends and family (fully techno-illiterate) and they're very happy with the results. They pop the cd in their drive and view it with their browser without having to know anything about image processing.

Fernando Perez (author of the modified igal).

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

I think it would be fair to mention phpix. I think you can find it on both sourceforge and freshmeat. It, of course, requires php support, but it is pretty nice. All you have to do is create folders inside the albums folder and dump your pictures in them. You can include descriptions for each picture and folder. It will dynamically generate web pages from these folders, and pictures can be dynamically resized by the viewer.

Charles Lewis

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

Thought if you wanted a more populated example of Gallery you could use this.

http://akgn59f4y1779.bc.hsia.telus.net/modules/Photo_Gallery/

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

MarginalHacks here with an extra pitch for album.

The default output of album is not that interesting -it's useful if you want simple thumb/HTML generation, but if you want a slicker output, please do check out the optional Themes available!

--

Dave

One gotcha with Gallery

Anonymous's picture

Yes, Marcel, the animated images that Gallery displayes when processing pictures do give the eye something to do. Unfortunately, every single moving arrow image load gets logged to the web server's log file.

Just something that folks with small hard drives should watch out for.

Re: One gotcha with Gallery

Anonymous's picture

Sigh 'folks with small hard drives' shouldnt even be logging things like image hits - or at least know how to manage them properly if they do. You lose, you get the 'moot point award'

Re: One gotcha with Gallery

Anonymous's picture

Heh. There's a patch for this in the CVS tree now.

The nifty upload screen is just a mongo animated gif.

Re: Unsung Heroes, Part 2

Anonymous's picture

This is a rather amusing hack, but just have to remember that there are a CRAP load of php scripts that will do this for you from freshmeat.net.

http://freshmeat.net/search/?site=Freshmeat&q=php+photo&section=projects

But again, every scripting language has a way of doing this on the web :), or atleast someone has tried it already, because its not an uncommen thing to try and do with images. :)

- John _at_ Petbrain dot com

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