LinuxPlanet: Building Attractive Web Photo Galleries

“The good news is all kinds of non-geek computer users have
discovered digital cameras, and how to share their pictures on Web
sites. This is a great way to share stuff: post once for many
people to look at. The bad news is many of them have not discovered
selectivity or image editing. They simply pour the entire contents
of their cameras onto a Web page, creating multi-megabyte monsters
with no thumbnails, no indexing, no captions, nor nuthin’- just a
big mess that no one wants to spend half a day downloading, let
alone look at.

“If you really want visitors to come to your Web photo gallery
and look at your pics, make it well-organized, attractive, and
fast-loading. You don’t have to spend wads of money on fancy
software for creating nice user-friendly photo galleries, or wads
of time either; the Linux world offers a multitude of excellent
image-editing and gallery-creation programs. Today we’ll look at
ImageMagick and Album. ImageMagick resizes photos to a manageable
size, and Album creates attractive photo albums with a minimum of
fuss. Installation should be easy, odds are you can glom them with
your fave dependency-resolving installer, such as apt-get, apt-rpm,
Yum, urpmi, or Yast. And of course sources are available as


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