AuctionGallery 0.9.4 review

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AuctionGallery is a terminal script that creates picture galleries for the purpose of putting them into auctions like eBay, Yahoo Auc

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Stan Vasilyev
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AuctionGallery is a terminal script that creates picture galleries for the purpose of putting them into auctions like eBay, Yahoo Auctions, etc. It can also be used automatically generate HTML templates for auction description.

It is aimed at powersellers who have hundreds of products listed every day and need an efficient way of generating galleries and organizing pictures in a coherent directory structure.

I created AuctionGallery because I needed simple software to quickly create picture galleries for the purpose of putting them into auctions. There are many other similar programs available but none did the job.

Here are some key features of "AuctionGallery":
Automatically organize picture galleries into an easy-to navigate directory structure.
Upload pictures to an FTP site
Resize images and create thumbnails
Support for flexible templates


Just extract the tar file into your home directory. Add the path to gallery executable to PATH.
export PATH=foobar:$PATH
Edit gallery.conf and create templates. 3 sample templates are included.


Navigate to the directory where pictures are located. Type "gallery" in terminal. You can also specify a template to speed things up, like so: "gallery foobar". Hopefully gallery executable will be in your path. It will list available templates and their descriptions.

Type the name of template to use. Type the name of the folder that will contain the pictures. Give meaningfull names so that later the pictures will be easy to find. For example if the item being sold is a Rolex Date Just Watch, give this name: RolexDateJustWatch. Try not to put numbers at the end as it will look confusing.

If everything is OK, pictures will be copied to the images_root directory, renamed, resized, thumbnailed, uploaded to an FTP site and gallery.html will be created in the current directory. All pictures in current directory will be moved to a directory "backup".

Please keep in mind that this program is written in Bash script so it is error prone. I did extensive error checking but it's impossible to check everything and if something goes wrong the program may spit out something bogus.

What's New in This Release:
A new command-line option -n item name was added.
A links directory containing useful symlinks was added.
The delete_originals option was added.
A bug in which files get overwritten and duplicated during rename was fixed.
Error checking of configuration options was improved.
All convert and rename work is done in a temporary directory to avoid possible conflicts.
Permission problems in the install script were fixed.
The user config file permissions were made chmod 600 to hide passwords.
Config file searching when using the -c option was improved.
The sample configuration file was revised.

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