Glitches with Gallery are fixed…

At least I think they are fixed…
You may have noticed that some pictures couldn’t be displayed. Well, I deployed Coppermine with a plug-in that allows some albums to be removed from the thumbnail lists so that more revealing photos would not show up on the front page. Well, the plug-in either had a bug, or my changes to provide a user interface introduced a bug that prevented images in those albums from being displayed at all.

All fixed now, I think. If you notice something, please comment to this post and I’ll try to address it. Or check the contact page for the email address.

thanks,
djd

Woops… Coppermine is fragile. See the comments.

Web Gallery – Choosing one

I’ve spent a couple of days studying various web gallery solutions.

Requirements
My requirements are:

  • Be suitable for a single person gallery. I’m not looking to build a photo portal, just my own galleries / albums.
  • Handle EXIF photo data.
  • Be easy to set up.
  • Be attractive, with the ability to change themes, or select themes. And to customize my own theme.
  • Be free, and open source.

I’ve spent a couple of days studying various web gallery solutions.

Requirements
My requirements are:

  • Be suitable for a single person gallery. I’m not looking to build a photo portal, just my own galleries / albums.
  • Handle EXIF photo data.
  • Be easy to set up.
  • Be attractive, with the ability to change themes, or select themes. And to customize my own theme.
  • Be free, and open source.

Candidates
I found the following candidates. I’m sure this is not an exhaustive list. But I trust google to find the most popular candidates in the first couple of pages of a search.
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Test the IImage Browser Plugin

Testing the IImage Browser plugin to create a link from a thumbnail to an image in another window. Click on the image below and get a full size image in another window:

Brittnay

Here’s what the IImage Browser Plugin interface looks like.
Again. Click on the image for a full size view. You’ll have to coax your browser to display the whole image since it’s over 3000 pixels high.

IImage Browser Plugin Interface

Site has been down

The site has been down for about a day. The hoster, when asked, said

The home partition usage became exceeded so that we had to add a new drive to fix it. Currently we are working on the server and all the issues will be fixed soon.

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The site has been down for about a day. The hoster, when asked, said

The home partition usage became exceeded so that we had to add a new drive to fix it. Currently we are working on the server and all the issues will be fixed soon.

Seems like they are real amateurs. The hosting is linux based. And it seems that they do not have proper monitoring and safeguards in place to provide reliable hosting. I may move to another hoster sooner than I had planned.

At this point I still can’t get in to maintain the site or backup the databases and FTP does not work.

gmax downloads and tutorials

gmax is a version of 3ds max that was intended for development of games. It is now out of support. And autodesk is no longer providing it for download.

You can find it here. Along with a few tutorials that I have captured.

gmax and tutorials

gmax is a version of 3ds max that was intended for development of games. It is now out of support. And autodesk is no longer providing it for download.

You can find it here. Along with a few tutorials that I have captured.

gmax and tutorials

Photography Management – IMatch

A few months ago I realized that I need a heavy duty tool to keep track of my photographs. I did a lot of research and finally came up with IMatch.

Here’s why…

A few months ago I realized that I need a heavy duty tool to keep track of my photographs. I did a lot of research and finally came up with IMatch.

I’m not going to go through all the research here. I found an informative list of tools and reviews in the forums over at DPReview and using google turned up a few other compendium pages that were helpful.
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