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Barblery, a Python image gallery generator
(C) 2005 Andrea Gangemi
IntroductionDuring my outdoor activities I often take pictures using my digital camera.
Soon I got a huge amount of pictures, and I was looking for a simple gallery generator, in order easily browse the photo album.
I started using the tool included into konqueror file browser, I found it very nice, but it was not exactly what I was looking for.
First of all, I don't use konqueror (I belong to the "Gnome parish"... Windows??? Did you said Windows?!?... what the hell is Windows???... never heard about a WORKING operating system with such a name ;), second I wanted to have a description automatically generated by a simple text file.
That was a good occasion to learn some Python coding.
BarbleryBarblery scans recursively for images, starting from a given directory. For each directory it creates a file images.html containing a thumbnail gallry of the pictures found.
It can also draw some nice navigation button to move around the directory tree and, if file exists, it prints at the beginning of the page the content of a description file, named description.txt
It has been totally written using the Python language, thus for properly working a Python interpreter (version 2.3 or greater) must be installed on your PC.
In order to obtain thumbnails the convert utility, provided by imagemagick tool must be installed. Imagemagick is provided in many GNU/Linux distribution (Debian users: apt-get install imagemagick). Alternatively you can use any other thumbnail generator provided that it is called "convert" and it accept the same syntax.
To see a demo click here
UsageCD to the barblery directory and type:
barblery [options] input_dir
LicenseBarblery is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. see COPYING file provided into the tarball for further details or visit the Free Software Foundation site.
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DownloadGo to the download Section to download the latest release, or click here
Other similar programsChoise is always better. Probably you will find interesting and better this programs
BugsWell, perhaps too much! ;-)
TodoAltough it is almost what I was looking for but there are some improvement I'd like to do: