Team 25 has amassed, since 2000, over 3500 pictures. I intend to put a good bit of these on the team website in an organized fashion because, well, pictures are fun. Is there any way to quickly make a gallery that would show xx numbers of pictures per page in a thumbnail format with a small title beneath or something to that effect. Essentially, how can I save myself hours and hours of photoshop time?
Can anyone reccommend a program that can do this for me? Or another means of doing so? Please help! Thank you!
I am definitely not advertizing this program, but in the past have used Mihov gallery creator, a simple and tiny little freeware application to do just that.
Good luck! http://www.mihov.com/eng/gc.html
Don’t know if this is *exactly *what you want, but:
On our site I wrote some PHP scripts that let me caption and sort the pictures. I wrote another script to view the gallery P images at a time. The scripts are at: http://nrg.chaosnet.org/uploads/gallery
I’ll upload the gallery scripts to the repository:
Probably one of the most popular image galleries out there is the aptly-named Gallery available at http://gallery.sf.net I personally have no experience with it, but I’ve heard people say it’s quick and easy to set up.
I’m sorry, I should’ve clarified. I’m looking for a program that will do this for me. My webserver won’t support PhP, to my knowledge, and I have little to no experience with it, and thus would not feel comfortably using it. I’ve looked at gallery and its features, but it seems a tad bit advanced for what I intend to create.
If you have access to Photoshop, that’ll do it for you. It’ll even make a web site - all you have to do is upload it to your web server and you’re done! Once in photoshop, go to File > Automation. I don’t have the program infront of me, so I can’t go deeper than that by memory, but once you get there - it is pretty easy. It will make thumbnails for you and arrange them in a grid on a web site for you. It creates a folder for the thumbnails and the website HTML for you automatically.
If you ever get PHP on your server, writing a gallery should NOT take you 18 days. I wrote a recursive one with comments, 4 levels of thumbnails, random pictures for the front page (the works) in roughly 3 hours. I may be able to give you a copy of it if you want.
“Oh Daaaaadd…I’m goona need a G5 for robotix. Yeah, that’s great. Thanks!”…
I can try it? ::gulps in fear::
No, much to my dismay, I don’t have access to a Mac. C’mon there’s got to be some program out there:
(1) Simple, easy to use
(2) Thumbnail Index
(3) Fully customizable in terms of color and page design
(4) Automatic image resize or width/height cap would be nice, but not necessary…
(5) Not PhP/MySQL (Yahoo webhosting package cannot handle it)
Dreamweaver and fireworks can do exactly what you are looking for. This is how I genereated last years gallery on firstrobotics.net You can have it resize every picture to a specific size, and set the color, etc of the background. Pretty soon, all the past year’s galleries should be updated, and there will be galleries going back to 1992! (finally)