PyGallery is a program used to generate static html-based picture galleries
for the web.  A gallery consists of an index page containing thumbnail images
of the pictures.  Clicking on a thumbnail jumps to that image. 

Gallery is distributed as Python source code (GPL), at

To run it, you will need:

The basic Python installation:
The Python Imaging Library:

To run gallery, double-click on the file or type:


On Mac OS X type pythonw instead of python. 

To run gallery in console mode (without the GUI), just cd to a
directory with some images and run:
        python bla/bla/ --Gui=0

A directory gallery-out will be created in the parent dir.

The general command line is

        python [OPTIONS] [InputDir] [OutputDir]

You have the option of controlling the output by the graphical user 
interface, by command line options of the form --Key=value, or by 
creating a text file named 'gallery.cfg' containing lines of the 
following form:


The possible keys are:
Style = The style of the thumbnail page. Choose:
        JavaScript - The index is placed in a frame on the left and a 
                     single thumbnail displays a preview of the image 
                     the mouse is over (default).
        ThumbFrame - The index is placed in a frame on the left and all
                     the thumbnails are displayed in a column.
        Gallery - A normal thumbnail page.
Exhibit = Turn on to display the pictures in a html page with navigation
          buttons and off to display simply the picture. Default: 0 
InputDir = Directory of the pictures you want to make a gallery of.
           Defaults to the current directory, or in the case that. 
OutputDir = Directory in which to store generated html.
            Defaults to the current directory.
Gui = Show or don't show the Graphical User Interface for these options.
      Nearly all options can be configured in the GUI. Default: 1

ThumbRelDir = Directory (relative to OutputDir) in which to store
              thumbnails. Default: g_thumbs/
PictureRelDir = Directory (relative to OutputDir) in which to copy
                the original pictures if the option 
                CopyOriginalPictures is on. Default: g_pictures/
LowResPictureRelDir = Directory (relative to OutputDir) in which to 
                      store the lower resolution pictures, if the 
                      option GenerateLowResPictures is on. 
                      Default: g_lowres/
Title = Gallery title, defaults to "Gallery " + directory name.
        In recursive mode, this configuration property is reset to
        the default for each directory (no inheritance to subdirs)
Captions = Gallery captions, in the form "author	caption" where 
           the (optional) author is separated by a tab from the caption.
		   White space around the author or caption term is removed.
           Caption is pasted verbatim in the HTML code. Defaults to nothing.

CreateLowResPictureIndex = Generates a picture of smaller size, e.g.
                           optimized for viewing without scrolling on a
                           1024x768 screen. Default: 1
CreateNormalPictureIndex = Whether or not to generate an index with
                           the normal picture size. Disable this if you 
                           need only the low resolution gallery. Default: 1
DefaultIndex = Which index is displyed as default (as index.html). The
               other indices (and the corresponding pictures and exhibits)
               will get a suffix (for example "_small" for low resolution or
               "_big" for full resolution). If you use different default 
               indices in a multidirectory gallery you will get some broken
               links. It can be either "Normal" or "LowRes".
               Default is "LowRes" 
CopyOriginalPictures = Whether to link to and display the pictures in
                       InputDir or copy them to OutputDir/PictureRelDir
                       Default: 1
RebuildAll = By default, thumbnail and low resolution images are not 
             recalculated if already are available. Turn on this option if
             you want to recalculate all from zero. Default: 0
ReUploadAll = By default, only new or changed files are uploaded to the FTP
              server. Turn on this option if you want to upload whole gallery
              from scratch. Default: 0
ExcudeList = A comma delimited list of directories or pictures you don't
             want to include in the gallery. Accepts glob wildcards.
             Defaults to nothing. Default: nothing
FtpTo = URL of the type [ftp://][username:password@]host[:port][/directory] 
        indicating where to automatically upload the gallery. 
        Defaults to nothing. 
RecursiveProcessInputDir = Turn on this option if you have pictures in
                           some subdirs of InputDir and want to make
                           galleries of them. Default: 0
InheritThisConfigToSubDirs = Tells if the configuration overrides given
                            in a gallery.cfg file apply only to that
                            directory or also to all its subdirectories.
                            Applies only to gallery.cfg files, the 
                            default, command line or GUI configurations
                            always apply to all directories.
                            Default: 1
MergeWithSubdirs = If on, the generated gallery contains also the pictures
                   of all subdirectories, if off only the pictures of
                   InputDir. Default: 0

PicsPerGallery = You can split large galleries into many galleries with 
                 no more than this number of pics. Default is 40.
AutoAdjustPicsPerGallery = Turn on to let the script automatically adjust
                           PicsPerGallery by a few units if this enhances
                           the appearence of the gallery index. Default: 1
NumColumns = Number of thumbnail columns in the index page in the
             Gallery style. Set to 0 or auto for automatic choice. Default: 0
ThumbMaxWidth = Upper limit to the width of the thumbnail (in pixels).
                Defaults to 130.
ThumbMaxHeight = Upper limit to the height of the thumbnail (in pixels).
                 Defaults to 100.
WriteCaptions = Display the captions. This option controls the exhibit
                captions, the gallery captions and the captions in the index
                style 'Javascript'. Default: 1
WritePictureName = Display the picture file name below the thumbnail.
                   Default: 0
WritePictureSize = Display the picture dimensions (in pixels x pixels)
                   below the thumbnail. Default: 0
WritePictureFileSize = Display the picture filesize in KB below the 
                   thumbnail. Default: 1
ThumbTableBorder = Thickness of the border of the table with the
                   thumbnails (in pixels). Default: 0
ThumbTableCellPad = Minimal thickness of the cell pad of the table 
                    with the thumbnails or the picture names (in 
                    pixels). Default: 6
IndexBGColor = Background color of the index. Defaults to '#EEEEEE'. 
               (light grey)
NavigationArrowsPosition = Chooses where to display the navigation arrows
                          in the exhibit, i.e the buttons linking
                          to the next and to the previous picture. 
                          1: above the picture, 2: below the picture, 
                          3: both, 0: none. Default: 1
NavigationArrowsStyle = Chooses between different styles for the navigation
                        arrows. Look at the source code, the test gallery
                        or the html manual for more precise info. If equal
                        0, style 1 is used for framed pages and style 2
                        for non-framed pages. Default: 0
ExhibitBGColor = Background color of the exhibit. Defaults to '#EEEEEE' 
                (light grey)
CaptionColor = HTML color '#xxxxxx' code for picture captions. Defaults
               to '#000000' (black)
IndexFileName = Complete file name of generated gallery index. 
                Default: index.html
IndexBGImage = File name of background image to use for the thumbnail page.
               You may want to have IndexBGColor similar to the color of
               IndexBGImage, since the text color is choosen to be in high
               contrast to IndexBGColor. Defaults to nothing, which means
               that the uniform color IndexBGColor is used.
ExhibitBGImage = File name of background image to use for the individual
                 exhibit pages. Defaults to nothing
IndexLinkBack = Chunk of text placed above and below the table of 
                thumbnails on the index page.  This is usually a html tag
                linking back to a main page. Defaults to nothing
LeftArrowImage = Url or file name of graphic to use as left navigation 
                 arrow. Default: leftArrow_TN.gif
RightArrowImage = Url or file name of graphic to use as right arrow.
                  Default: rightArrow_TN.gif
ParentGalleryImage = Thumbnail that is used to indicate the parent 
                 directory. Default: back_TN.jpg
OnlyGalleriesImage = Thumbnail that is used when galleries have no 
                 pictures (only subgalleries). Default:
PythonLogoImage = Url or file name of graphic to use as python logo. 
                  Defaults to nothing. If you want it: use
GalleryLogoImage = Url or file name of graphic to use as the Gallery logo.
                  Defaults to nothing. If you want it: use gallery_TN.gif

Finally, you can add captions to the exhibits by creating text
files in the same directory as the pictures, with the same file name
as the picture and the extension ".txt".  The text file should
contain lines of the form:

[<author1>]	<caption1>
[<author2>]	<caption2>

where the (optional) author is separated by a tab from the caption. 
To add multiple captions to a given picture, just add extra lines of this
format to the text file. PyGallery also parses the descript.ion files
of the picture viewing program AcdSee.

You can also add sound to your exhibits by adding a caption of the form:
<bgsounds src=xxxx.wav><embed src=xxxx.wav autostart=true hidden=true>

Where xxxx.wav is the sound file and is located in the same directory
as the exhibit page.

There is a test directory located in pyGallery/test with some pictures,
captions and configuration settings. To run it, change to that dir and

        python ../

It will create the gallery in PyGallery/gallery-out        

We hope you enjoy it.

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