Photo Albums in one shell command!

Managing photo albums with programs or flat files can be time consuming and tedious. However, there is an alternative. Through the use of Imagemagick and album, two fantastic programs, you can build your own photoalbum and even design your own skins utilizing CSS (cascading style sheets). I gave this tutorial a try and I had a sharp looking photo gallery in a matter of minutes. The great thing for me is that it was all command line so I didn’t have to have an Xsession to have it build an album on my server. I just SFTP in, drop the photos, open up a telnet session, executed the command, and viola! A sharp and clean photo album in the directory I executed the code.

Give it a try and you’ll agree…this software is very nice and very handy in case you need to add a photo album to your site.

Tutorial: http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/5681/2/

Imagemagick: http://www.imagemagick.org/

Album: http://marginalhacks.com/Hacks/album/

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  • http://www.mcarthurweb.com Misanthropyst

    Telnet? Danger Will Robinson! ssh, please.

  • devnet

    hehe…ssh. Yeah, I should have changed that in the article.