The latest 2006 version is completed. Here are a few of the improvements:
Improved compliance to modern W3C Web Standards
Arrow Key control for moving between pages on the Index Page and between images on the Display Page
Link to First and Last image display
Choice between using a Sequential Number to desribe each image and using the File Name to describe each image[/li]
Simple to impliment with one "index.php" page for inclusion in the folder that contains the image files
Math algorithms are built in to automatically handle and display any number of image files - whether it be 10 or 1000
Easy customization of page colors and the number of thumbnail images displayed - at the top of the script page
Deadline Notice for clients
Order Form Link
Option for Right Click Disable[/li]
------------------FREE ONE PAGE IMAGE GALLERY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Several hundred photographers (that I know of) are already using my Super Simple Script: FREE - NO OBLIGATION
(other than letting me know how you used it, to satisfy my curiosity). Nothing more to do than upload this one page (index.php) to your server with the images and you effectively have a website that would require writing and managing hundreds of html pages.
I wrote this one page Image Gallery script for use in my Previews sections - to allow clients to view online, all the images available to them for print and album ordering selection.
Like all of my other scripts I write them so that everything is automated and requires no more work than uploading the "index.php" to a folder of images and thumbnails.
This one improves drastically on any previous scripts in containing the complicated math to go back and forth between an index page and the full size image - plus use the Previous/Next links to act as a slide show.
Configuration of names, urls and colors and cell sizes is at the top of the page so you can customize it to look the way you want.
Screen Shot of Index Page View
Screen Shot of Display Page View
---------PLEASE NOTE : your server must have PHP installed and you should name the thumbnails and large images with identical names so they show up in the right order - the script reads them from first to last in the folders.
------------------------PORTA FOR SIZING IMAGES FOR OPG
I know there are many who are already aware of this great little program that is freely available for generating web albums from your image files. If not, it is called Porta
and it is has replaced my custom PP scripts for resizing my Preview Images to fit in my OnePageGallery for presenting to clients on the web. I can reassure you that in this respect, Porta
beats the Photoshop web option for resizing - hands down.
Porta does make some nice Framed web layouts and integrates with SimpleViewer - but I am not interested in these more complex and slow loading programs for the constant building of Preview Websites for my clients. My simple OPG script takes no effort on my part and only requires that I provide 2 sizes of images for uploading to the directory where the website will be stored and acessable to my clients. When you run Porta on a directory of images, it does create a bunch of pages and folders, but I just discard everything except the 2 folders called "medium" and "small" which contain the thumbnail and larger size images I require.
Here is my process - I open Porta and select the folder I want resized - Click the Options Button to change settings - check "Add watermarks to main (and large) images" then click the Edit button right beside for adding any copyright information (my text says "Do Not Copy", centered in Arial Black size 36 with transparency set to "8") - I use the default sizes of 80 pixels for thumbnails and 552 pixels for the large images - make sure the check boxes for "Sharpened" are selected - click OK to generate the album. The "medium" folder contains all of the large images which becomes my main folder with my OPG and so I rename it to the clients name to be included in the URL for them to access their site - I upload this folder to my web server (via FTP or File Manager) and place the OPG gallery "index.php" script in this folder with the large images - I then rename the "small" folder that contains all of the thumbnails to "tn" so the folder can be recognized with my OPG script - I upload the "tn" folder into the same directory as all the large images and "index.php" are - - - everything then runs perfect - nothing more to do. This sounds like a lot of steps, but once you get the system going, it is so quick and easy.http://www.stegmann.dk/mikkel/porta/
Q ) Why not just use Porta or Simple Viewer instead of using your OnePageGallery?
A ) SPEED and SIMPLICITY
I personally am not a fan of the Simple Viewer (flash) layout and find it slightly annoying when I see in on so many websites I visit. Being it is flash, it loads slow - - - and many find it far harder to setup than they figured it would be.
The problem with Porta and the Photoshop Gallery templates has to do with speed also - - - in that all of the thumbnails have to be loaded into the page for the site to work properly - - - this takes time and can be real problematic with hundreds or thousands of images in a Gallery. The other side is that both of these programs (as with all html galleries) require a page to be written to display each image. That means that if you have a few hundred images to display, there will be a few hundred html pages required to display them all. These must all be uploaded to your server and take up space on your server. OnePageGallery is ONE PAGE even if there are 10,000 images in the folder. Another thing is if you decide you want to add a few image files to the gallery, with Porta and PS you will need to remake the whole gallery to include the new images and the pages required to display them. With Simple Viewer you will have to register the new images in the configuration file - - - - with OnePageGallery, you simply upload the new images to the folder and they display properly. At least those are the things I find advantageous and why I wrote it the way I did. There are all kinds of more complex and complicated ways of making a gallery - but I have never found one yet that is simpler and quicker for viewers (especially those few left on dial up) to look at.
Q ) Will OPG work on a Mac? Does Porta?
A ) I believe Porta is Windows only. In that case you could use PS Gallery for resizing and then just use the image files and thumbnail files with the OPG. The only thing I don't like about the way PS does it, is that sharpening is not applied - so before Porta, I had custom actions that I made that resized and sharpened to my taste.
My OnePageGallery script is used on a web server so Mac isn't an issue. The only thing that is required is the PHP programming language - which almost all servers have installed. To cutomize the page, a simple text editor is all that is required so this can be done on Windows or Mac.