On Friday 03 April 2009 12:08:47 Ian Malone wrote: > 2009/4/1 Anne Wilson <annew kde org>: > > On Wednesday 01 April 2009 00:08:48 Ian Malone wrote: > >> 2009/3/27 Anne Wilson <annew kde org>: > >> > On Friday 27 March 2009 15:18:04 Ian Malone wrote: > >> >> Does anyone use kphotoalbum? It seems to do /almost/ exactly what I > >> >> want in terms of flexible tagging, but the html albums it exports > >> >> don't look great (both its file|html export and the html export > >> >> plugin), has anyone had any success customizing it? Thought I'd ask > >> >> here before disappearing across to their mailing list. > >> > > >> > If you get information from them, please report back. I'd like to see > >> > it included in UserBase. There is some information already at > >> > http://userbase.kde.org/KPhotoAlbum > >> > >> Nearly forgot to reply: thanks for this, I didn't know about UserBase > >> at all. The Image::Kimdaba perl module sounds like it might be worth a > >> look and there's mention on that page of a possible export to JAlbum > >> (which is what I used to use and looks fantastic, but just doesn't do > >> photo management). > > > > I don't use it myself, but if you tell me exactly what you want to do but > > can't, I may be able to find out for you the best way to achieve it. > > Well, I want to do two things. One is manage a photo collection, > KPhotoAlbum doesn't look as nice as f-spot, but its tagging abilities > are far closer to what I actually want (people, location, custom > categories). The other is be able to export web albums and I have a > slight preference for static html to LAMP for that because then I can > put them on CDs and they are simpler to transfer between webhosts. I > currently use JAlbum for that, but it's quite heavily based on putting > albums into folders whereas a better solution for me would be to > create albums based on tags. JAlbum can create beautiful albums > http://jalbum.net/browse/featured/album/94706/ so if I can get them > talking to each other that would be great. It also does a few useful > things like allow picture metadata to be included in the page. > > KPhotoAlbum's built-in HTML generation is coded into the application, > so I'd have to patch it and run my own build to make changes. > Alternatively the kibiplugins for HTML generation are done with XSLT > and CSS, so there's a degree of flexibility there, though they don't > seem to get much information passed from KPhotoAlbum itself. Both > currently produce very plain albums, the kibiplugins exports produce > albums called 'unnamed collection' or something along those lines. The > Perl module sounds interesting, I write quite a lot of Perl so I can > probably do something with that. > > If anyone has photo management software they use that generates good > html albums I'd like to give it a try, otherwise I'm happy to have a > bit more of a play with KPA myself to see if it can be persuaded to do > what I want. > That's too advanced for me :-) Why not take a temporary subscription to the kphotoalbum mailing list? http://userbase.kde.org/Mailing_Lists has a link to the subscribe page and also to the archives. Anne -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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