Simple scripts or html to make clickable thumbnails
February 13, 2005 1:42 PM   Subscribe

I seem to remember in the last month or so there was a question about simple scripts or html that could be used to set up a simple picture gallery with clickable thumbnails? I thought I bookmarked it , but I gues not, and I can't seem to find the thread by searching.
posted by alball to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
posted by AlexReynolds at 1:47 PM on February 13, 2005

No, what I remember was much simpler...I think it was a javascript that I could put right in my webpage.

Gallery and Coppermine are great, but toal overkill for what I need right now.
posted by alball at 1:50 PM on February 13, 2005

I use PictureFrame, a little freeware Perl script that doesn't seem to be available anymore. I can send it to you if you like.
posted by greatgefilte at 2:23 PM on February 13, 2005

Here's the README that comes with it...
posted by greatgefilte at 2:24 PM on February 13, 2005

folderblog (self-link). Far simpler than gallery, but might still be too complicated for what you are looking for. PHP. Much improved version 3.0 coming soon.
posted by rafter at 3:03 PM on February 13, 2005

I just set up site using Web Album Generater. Very spare and clean. Email me and I'll send you a link to the site if desired.
posted by JohnR at 3:08 PM on February 13, 2005

Alball, I wrote one in perl for my own use. It's not dynamic, it requires three directories (thumbs, small, large), but it will generate all necessary html links and can accommodate dates and captions. If you're interested, drop me a line at spamsux9999 at yahoo dot com.
posted by aberrant at 4:19 PM on February 13, 2005

If you have PHP with the GD library and/or ImageMagick available it's hard to beat PhotoStack for simplicity. Make a directory on the server, throw your images in it and view a lovely thumbnailed album with links to the full size pictures. Menus, thumbnails and navigation are auto-magical and configuration is a few lines in a .php file.
posted by cedar at 4:20 PM on February 13, 2005

Original AskMe thread
posted by jewishbuddha at 5:11 PM on February 13, 2005

I wrote one of those once, it used JSPs so it probably wouldn't do many people much good...
posted by delmoi at 5:29 PM on February 13, 2005

How timely. I wrote a Gimp script to do something similar to this just the other day. You run it in a directory containing the files you want to process and it will scale all matching files to thumbnails (prefixed by T_) and create a barebones HTML file that contains links to the originals and image references to the thumbnails. The script can be found here. Just drop that file in your Gimp scripts directory and then from the command line:

gimp -i -b '(batch-scale "*.JPG" .1 "index.html")' '(gimp-quit 0)'

The first parameter is the filename pattern to process, the second is the scaling factor while the third is the output HTML file.
posted by pookzilla at 5:02 AM on February 14, 2005

I recommend pb's snapgallery.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:43 AM on February 14, 2005

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