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Re: kphotoalbum tips?



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
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