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Offline molitar

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The templates I have tried are designed awefully for image viewing.. a single folder with several hundred images brings computer to a halt because it's too many images at once!  Doesn't ANYONE have a template that shows smaller numbers like up to 25 images or so at a time?  I was looking at hfs as an alternative to net2go but from my testing here it doesn't seem to be doing the job.  All images are in a row but I wish to see images done in something like 4 columns 4 rows.  I wish to see a slideshow feature.  Currently I don't see anything that handles images well in hfs at all.

The image handling is alot better in net2go but the stupid thing uses apache for it's server which is a TOTAL CRAP server which I always hated with all it's rotatelogs.exe bugs and multiple instances running for the server

But it seems that hfs won't be able to handle my needs either because it doesn't seem to handle image viewing at all without jumping through a ton of hoops and than it wants to show ALL the images at once.. a single folder with several hundred images this doesn't work at all in real life applications. Which leaves me completely stuck with Net2Go unless I can find some other software or someone has a template that works here.


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what you are asking is possible but I do not think a template for an image gallery has been created yet.

I dont think it would be too hard to look up a tutorial for creating an image gallery and then adapt the finished product for hfs.

you can use these address operators to create pages and inly show so many items.
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offset=nn
    List files from the offset nn(0 being the first file)
limit=nn
    Limit the listing with nn items
page=mm,nn 
    List files from the page mm with nn items


Offline rejetto

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I think a good solution is to use a flash applet inside HFS.
Like www.monoslideshow.com
Once created an adequate filelist.tpl, HFS will provide the XML monoslideshow needs.
This one is free, instead.


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I think a good solution is to use a flash applet inside HFS.

Last link demo looks really cool - if anyone works on it ... please let us know  ;)

Otherwise, I don't like either thumbnails generator with "ready to use" HFS Templates, thus I'm using Irfanview Thumbnail Plugin  + external call to XTML template for frame/slideshow and thumbnails  (attach.)

Fell free if U want details Molitar.
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« Last Edit: January 14, 2008, 06:55:02 AM by TCube »
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Terayon has a slideshow, but we have been waiting for something like macro to make a gallery view for images, we'll probably work on it once the new template is complete.


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This one is free, instead.

SimpleViewer : tried it with HFS  - the look is really impressive but loads both thumbs & images at the same time.
Nice but either for some small galleries or good bandwidth.
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http://Http://jalbum.net/

Very good photo album creator, like  "Arles", but free.

Interface easy to understand. ;)
The EXIF informations are displayed.
The main image formats are supported.
The types character encoding are numerous.
Options comments.
Multilingual software.
You can set the number of columns, images displayed at the same time, the size of thumbnails, slide show. And other things, depending on the chosen album.

Many design gallery exist.

____________________________
Gallery test on my hfs:

http://silentpliz.serveftp.com

ID:  test
Pass:  test
____________________________


« Last Edit: January 29, 2008, 07:01:34 PM by SilentPliz »


Offline TCube

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Rejetto,
Just a quick reminder on the image gallery [no offense] but we need this feature :
[NEW] option to display counter for folders as number of accesses instead of total access to files in it
Photoworkshop is getting "popularity" by the thousands  ;D
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i have a idea to make image to show in HFS. but it need jalbum to create miniature.

for example

your photo folder name "PHOTO"
use jalbum to create miniature, and folder name "min"

now we got two folder
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D:\WEB\PHOTO\           <<< this one is the real picture
D:\WEB\PHOTO\min\      <<< this one is miniature

then add these folder on HFS and make the "real folder"

like this
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http://localhost/PHOTO/
http://localhost/min/

and we need to make a "new empty folder" before the "min" and name "min"
this one is the fake "min" folder.
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http://localhost/PHOTO/
http://localhost/min/min/

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http://localhost/min/is empty folder

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http://localhost/min/min/is D:\WEB\PHOTO\min\



then change name of the real "min" folder to "PHOTO" (the real picture folder name)
now like this
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http://localhost/PHOTO/
http://localhost/min/PHOTO/

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http://localhost/min/is empty folder

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http://localhost/min/PHOTO/is D:\WEB\PHOTO\min\


at last add some code in the fileTPL

change code in [file.jpg]
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<img src='/~img_lock'>to
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<img src="http://%host%/min%encoded-folder%thumbs/%item-url%" onerror="if(!this.times){this.times=1;};if(this.times<=10){document.title=this.times;src='%item-icon%';this.times++;}else{}" border="0"/>
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http://%host%/min%encoded-folder%thumbs/%item-url%the "min" is the "empty folder" , "thumbs" is create by jalbum program.

now file *.jpg icon will try to get file under http://localhost/min/PHOTO/thumbs/
if nothing there then get the default icon "item-icon".


this one is for beta version, ex:
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[file.jpg]
  <tr><td>
  {.if|{.get|is new.}|<span class=flag>&nbsp;NEW&nbsp;</span>.}
  {.if not|{.get|can access.}|<img src='/~img_lock'>.}
  <a href="%item-url%"><img src="http://%host%/min%encoded-folder%thumbs/%item-url%" onerror="if(!this.times){this.times=1;};if(this.times<=10){document.title=this.times;src='%item-icon%';this.times++;}else{}" border="0"/> %item-name%</a>
  {.if| {.?search.} |{:<div class=item-folder>{.!item folder.} <a href="%item-folder%">%item-folder%</div>:} .}</div>
<td align=right>%item-size%<td align=right>%item-modified%<td align=right>%item-dl-count%{.$item end.}
« Last Edit: March 30, 2008, 09:48:08 AM by ifchen2 »


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just use a gallery creator and link the resulting HTML file to a Gallery folder .. telling ht folder that the file mask is ?.htm or ?.html

that is basic for hfs and one of the things I learned at the very start.


Picasa can make a gallery for you and its free .. has several layouts.. it creates a separate galllery folder from the source images.... just link the Gallery Folder tothe index.htm/.html file in the gallery folder.

then follow the instructions for setting up the template folder for TOG or Terayon so that your log isnt spammed with file requests etc ... "clean log config".