photon photo album 0.4.4 review

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License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 57K
Developer: Luc Saillard
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Photon project is a photo album with a clean design.

Here are some key features of "photon photo album":
static HTML pages (you can put all pages and images on a CD-ROM)
slideshow (use javascript optional)
can use gimp to resize picture for greater quality
navigation between the image can use the keyboard (use javascript optional)
work on any browser (Mozilla, Netscape Navigator 4.x, Konqueror, Opera)
Each image can have a comment (with HTML tags)
Information about the image (if taken from a digital picture) can be draw
thumbnail image size can be choosed by the user
output images can be scalled down
control the number of thumbnail in a page
movie support (new in 0.4.0)
w3c compliant

Python >=2.1
Python Imaging Library It's the library use to load image, resize (optional if you have gimp)
EXIF library (included in this package but optional)
Gimp for better quality (optional)
dcraw to decode RAW files (optional)
Some photos and free space disk

How to build a gallery:

The quick start:
# photon -o myoutputdir /photos

Use the gimp plugin
# photon --resize-plugin=gimp -v -o myoutputdir /photos

Change the size for all images and the thumbnail keeping the original photo (0)
# photon --sizelist=0,1600x1200,800x600 --thumbsize=320x240 -o myoutputdir /photos

My current command line:
# photon -a -m -z -s 640x480,800x600,1280x1024,1600x1200 -o /tmp/torcy /torcy

See photon --help for a list of switch

What's New in This Release:
This release has a template engine, MJPEG support in the AVI movie, and some fixes to be w3c compliant.

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