Static web photo gallery generator wanted

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Mon Aug 13 13:10:12 UTC 2018


On Monday 13 August 2018 08:47:52 Chris Green wrote:

> I'm looking for a simple, efficient way to generate an HTML gallery
> from a hierarchy of jpeg images.
>
> I.e. I have a directory ~/pictures which contains quite a deep
> hierarchy of sub-directories oranising my pictures organised as I
> want them.  It's quite big, something like 30 thousand images which
> total something over 50Gb.
>
> I want a way to generate a web gallery with much smaller iamage files
> (e.g.  maximum image size something like 1024x1024) in a hierarchy
> with simple HTML (or whatever) to make it navigable with a web
> browser.  This is 'all on one system', not for export to the WWW, it
> will just be displayed using the apache server on the same system.
>
> I also want to be able to select just a few images and generate a
> gallery which will be possible to export to a web server.  This is for
>
> showing people a few pictures by sending them a link in an E-Mail.
>
>
>
> Currently I use Photofloat (https://git.zx2c4.com/PhotoFloat/about/)
>
> which does a fair amount of what I want but I'm looking for something
>
> better.  Photofloat's disadvantages (for me) are:-
>
>     It puts all of its output in one directory, so for my whole
>     hierarchy there are well over 100 thousand files in one directory.
>
>     This makes some operations rather difficult and slow.
>
>     As a result of the above it's also difficult to find the reduced
>     size version of any particular image which I sometimes want to do
>
>     for attaching to E-Mails etc.
>
>     The navigation controls while adequate could be better.
>
>     It's not particularly easy to run Photofloat on a subset of my
>     images, I've written a script to do it but the whole thing gets a
>
>     bit messy.
>
>
> So, any ideas for a relacement?

See man jigl.
>
> --
> Chris Green



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