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Jonathan Wienke

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« on: May 24, 2005, 02:49:02 AM »

You can  do almost anything with Photoshop's web gallery if you learn how to edit the templates. Every gallery here, including the PayPal purchase buttons, was made with Photoshop.

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2005, 08:39:45 PM »

Jalbum has lots of skins and is simple to setup and run.

Try this link here.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2005, 10:28:35 AM »

That's why I use customized templates for Photoshop's tool, the output is 100% HTML and doesn't require anything fancy on the server that opens one up to security holes.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2005, 05:08:04 PM »

Are you looking for something for your website? Do you want to create thumbnails on the fly? Do you have a php enabled server?

I'm confused about the email to weblinks part of the question, could you elaborate a little more?

Thanks Bryan, what I mean is that, where photoshop automates a email link on the page of thumbnails, I change that in dreamweaver to a link to a pdf order form so that people can download it. Problem is that for page designs that have several pages due to a large no of thumbnails, I have to go and change it for every page. And it is not possible to do it for some as the large image has its own page and it is not practical to change it in dreamweaver on every page if there is a hundred images. Does that make sense. Also, in PS, when you change the thumbnail above 100 pixels to say 120, it looks like 100 pixels resized up  rather than the image being resized down to 120. if you choose 150 px the thumbnail just looks terrible so it is pointless. What would be good would be if the large thumbnails had as much clarity as what they have when they get viewed in Bridge when they are small. Thanks for your help, Gary.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2005, 11:42:36 PM »

Is there and automated web gallery program out there that has more control and versatility than photoshop. I am looking for sometning that can make bigger thumbails with better clarity and can let you cahnge email links to page links etc.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2005, 11:52:08 AM »

Are you looking for something for your website?  Do you want to create thumbnails on the fly?  Do you have a php enabled server?

I'm confused about the email to weblinks part of the question, could you elaborate a little more?

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2005, 10:23:34 AM »

In addition to software recommended above, acquaintances of mine recommend igal (http://www.stanford.edu/~epop/igal/), IDS (http://ids.sourceforge.net) or album (http://marginalhacks.com/Hacks/album/).

igal and album do not require anything special from the web server, but they require that you have access to a computer running Unix (which means that MacOS X should work), or Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com) or ActiveState Perl for Windows (http://www.activestate.com/Products/Download/Download.plex?id=ActivePerl).

IDS requires CGI and Perl on the web server, so it could potentially be a security risk. Similar problems are well known to crop up for PHP software such as Gallery or Coppermine, using these means you'll have to upgrade frequently.

I mention "security risk" because I'm in the web hosting business, and one of the most tedious tasks I have, is to clean up after the mess of people using software with security holes.

What I use? Semi-handcrafted HTML combined with use of the "convert" program in ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org).
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2005, 08:04:17 PM »

I've tried Gallery and Coppermine before and wan't pleased. The code in those is very cluttered which made it difficult to modify for my site design. Anymore my site gallery is purely hand-coded (with lots of includes) which is partialy why it's not up to date.

I've come across Simple PHP Gallery which is XHTML compliant. This would make it easier to style but I havne;t had the chance to try it out yet.

Ultimatly I think I'll make a PS template since that would eliminate some steps needed in the gallery creation process.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2005, 08:35:12 PM »

Edit the web gallery HTML template before you build the gallery. Then the link will be in every generated page. Editing the gallery after the fact is totally stupid and unnecessary.
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