homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.225.1.70
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Webmaster General
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: phranque & physics

Webmaster General Forum

    
creating thumbnails and links to the original pictures
keevill




msg:4172598
 3:18 am on Jul 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

I am looking for a quick way to automate the generation of web pages of thumbnails of pictures with links to download the high resolution picture.
I want to point the application to a folder of high resolution pictures on my local hard machine and automate this job.
Then I just have to upload the entire folder containing pictures and html pages to my server.
I do not need to charge for the downloads of high resolution pictures
-keevill-

 

creeking




msg:4172649
 7:52 am on Jul 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

sounds like basic gallery-making software will do that.

look for simpler stuff, since you want to do a folder upload. I use "web album generator" for this purpose. [ornj.net...]



you probably already know to make a backup of the high res pictures before messing with them.

keevill




msg:4172693
 11:21 am on Jul 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks but that Web Album Generator resizes the original images. I need the originals full sized.
-keevill-

tangor




msg:4172700
 11:38 am on Jul 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

I use Thumbs Plus for that... even builds the pages and links... (not free) Cerious Software. Bing it.

keevill




msg:4172717
 12:17 pm on Jul 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Does Thumbs Plus resize the original file ?
-keevill-

creeking




msg:4173028
 9:13 pm on Jul 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

I thought resizing was optional. I have not checked out the latest version.

work-around is to copy the full-sized pics over the re-sized pics. (using same file names)

tangor




msg:4173129
 12:40 am on Jul 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

ThumbsPlus? Not unless you want it to... will write the thumbnail in a variety of formats (gif, jpg, progressive, etc), uniquely name the thumbnail based on original filename, create the links and can even develop separate folders, create the thumbs html page, skin it to your template or any of several dozen default layout styles, choose the number per page, etc. Very complete. I also use it to manage over a half-million images of all kinds... that said, I do believe there are a number of open source and free image programs (command line or gui) that will do what you seek... and do it on the fly.

keevill




msg:4173181
 4:28 am on Jul 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

ThumbsPlus does the job perfectly.
Many thanks !
-keevill-

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Webmaster General
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved