What freeware creates thumbnail photo html gallery WITH LINKS

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by barb, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. barb

    barb Guest

    What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with easily
    clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?

    This Windows photo-gallery freeware needs to do only two basic tasks:
    - Given a directory of large originals - create smaller thumbnails
    - Create a local index.html linking the thumbnails to the larger originals

    Here's what failed!

    IRFANVIEW:
    Googling, I find some advocated Irfanview. But, while Irfanview is a great
    fast photo viewer and while Irfanview easily creates thumbnails, I couldn't
    figure out how to force Irfanview to output a simple index.html of those
    thumbnails which points to the larger originals. http://www.irfanview.com

    JALBUM:
    Some suggested JAlbum in older threads, but that also failed me (YMMV).
    Apparently JAlbum requires Sun Java on WinXP. Unfortunately, the entire
    hellish Sun Java installation killed my system (the whole thing was a royal
    mess); so I had to delete the whole assemblage (wasting hours in that
    process). Obviously JAlbum isn't a recommended (by me anyway) alternative
    solution ever again. http://jalbum.net

    YoPoW:
    Newer googled threads suggested "Your Photos on the Web" as the best
    Windows photograph JPG web index.html generator. YoPoW has a nice & simple
    wizard so I had a local web page in minutes and, best of all, YoPoW gave
    you the third option of having a third set of photos linked to the
    thumbnails.
    a) Your huge originals
    b) Your 100 pixel thumbnails (settable to any desired size)
    c) And, an additional 800 pixel medium size
    I liked YoPoW, but, oh my gosh, was the index.html it created miserably
    difficult to navigate. It drove me crazy that the user interface of YoPoW
    was so absolutely easy to use but the resulting web page was torture for
    the user to navigate. http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/yopow/yopow.htm

    Given that this simple failed quest has now consumed a half day, I'd like
    to ask the following two questions of experts smarter than I am.

    QUESTION 1:
    Can Irfanview create HTML linking thumbnails to originals? If so, how?

    QUESTION 2:
    If not, what Windows freeware program does these three simple tasks:
    0. Given a directory of large originals ...
    1. It generates a directory of local thumbnails ...
    2. And then creates a reasonably easy to navigate local index.html ...
    3. Which points to the larger originals (or a medium sized copy).

    Thank you in advance for your advice,
    barb
     
    barb, Aug 5, 2006
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  2. barb wrote:

    >QUESTION 2:
    >If not, what Windows freeware program does these three simple tasks:
    >0. Given a directory of large originals ...
    >1. It generates a directory of local thumbnails ...
    >2. And then creates a reasonably easy to navigate local index.html ...
    >3. Which points to the larger originals (or a medium sized copy).


    Well, I'm not sure if it's good enough, but i use iwebalbum to create my
    gallery, I'm not sure because it only have 15 images on the main index.html

    iwebalbum http://www.eunq.com/index.html

    my gallery (my cat) http://klattrup.dk/sussi/index.html ;-)

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    Ivan V. Klattrup, Aug 5, 2006
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  3. barb

    ebro Guest

    barb wrote on zaterdag ,5-8-2006 :
    > What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with easily
    > clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?
    >
    > This Windows photo-gallery freeware needs to do only two basic tasks:
    > - Given a directory of large originals - create smaller thumbnails
    > - Create a local index.html linking the thumbnails to the larger originals
    >
    > Here's what failed!
    >
    > IRFANVIEW:
    > Googling, I find some advocated Irfanview. But, while Irfanview is a great
    > fast photo viewer and while Irfanview easily creates thumbnails, I couldn't
    > figure out how to force Irfanview to output a simple index.html of those
    > thumbnails which points to the larger originals. http://www.irfanview.com
    >
    > JALBUM:
    > Some suggested JAlbum in older threads, but that also failed me (YMMV).
    > Apparently JAlbum requires Sun Java on WinXP. Unfortunately, the entire
    > hellish Sun Java installation killed my system (the whole thing was a royal
    > mess); so I had to delete the whole assemblage (wasting hours in that
    > process). Obviously JAlbum isn't a recommended (by me anyway) alternative
    > solution ever again. http://jalbum.net
    >
    > YoPoW:
    > Newer googled threads suggested "Your Photos on the Web" as the best
    > Windows photograph JPG web index.html generator. YoPoW has a nice & simple
    > wizard so I had a local web page in minutes and, best of all, YoPoW gave
    > you the third option of having a third set of photos linked to the
    > thumbnails.
    > a) Your huge originals
    > b) Your 100 pixel thumbnails (settable to any desired size)
    > c) And, an additional 800 pixel medium size
    > I liked YoPoW, but, oh my gosh, was the index.html it created miserably
    > difficult to navigate. It drove me crazy that the user interface of YoPoW
    > was so absolutely easy to use but the resulting web page was torture for
    > the user to navigate. http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/yopow/yopow.htm
    >
    > Given that this simple failed quest has now consumed a half day, I'd like
    > to ask the following two questions of experts smarter than I am.
    >
    > QUESTION 1:
    > Can Irfanview create HTML linking thumbnails to originals? If so, how?
    >
    > QUESTION 2:
    > If not, what Windows freeware program does these three simple tasks:
    > 0. Given a directory of large originals ...
    > 1. It generates a directory of local thumbnails ...
    > 2. And then creates a reasonably easy to navigate local index.html ...
    > 3. Which points to the larger originals (or a medium sized copy).
    >
    > Thank you in advance for your advice,
    > barb


    http://www.stegmann.dk/mikkel/porta/

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    ebro, Aug 5, 2006
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  4. barb

    KatWoman Guest

    "barb" <> wrote in message
    news:sm8ltmw2pnuh$...
    > What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with easily
    > clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?
    >
    > This Windows photo-gallery freeware needs to do only two basic tasks:
    > - Given a directory of large originals - create smaller thumbnails
    > - Create a local index.html linking the thumbnails to the larger originals
    >
    > Here's what failed!
    >
    > IRFANVIEW:
    > Googling, I find some advocated Irfanview. But, while Irfanview is a great
    > fast photo viewer and while Irfanview easily creates thumbnails, I
    > couldn't
    > figure out how to force Irfanview to output a simple index.html of those
    > thumbnails which points to the larger originals. http://www.irfanview.com
    >
    > JALBUM:
    > Some suggested JAlbum in older threads, but that also failed me (YMMV).
    > Apparently JAlbum requires Sun Java on WinXP. Unfortunately, the entire
    > hellish Sun Java installation killed my system (the whole thing was a
    > royal
    > mess); so I had to delete the whole assemblage (wasting hours in that
    > process). Obviously JAlbum isn't a recommended (by me anyway) alternative
    > solution ever again. http://jalbum.net
    >
    > YoPoW:
    > Newer googled threads suggested "Your Photos on the Web" as the best
    > Windows photograph JPG web index.html generator. YoPoW has a nice & simple
    > wizard so I had a local web page in minutes and, best of all, YoPoW gave
    > you the third option of having a third set of photos linked to the
    > thumbnails.
    > a) Your huge originals
    > b) Your 100 pixel thumbnails (settable to any desired size)
    > c) And, an additional 800 pixel medium size
    > I liked YoPoW, but, oh my gosh, was the index.html it created miserably
    > difficult to navigate. It drove me crazy that the user interface of YoPoW
    > was so absolutely easy to use but the resulting web page was torture for
    > the user to navigate. http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/yopow/yopow.htm
    >
    > Given that this simple failed quest has now consumed a half day, I'd like
    > to ask the following two questions of experts smarter than I am.
    >
    > QUESTION 1:
    > Can Irfanview create HTML linking thumbnails to originals? If so, how?
    >
    > QUESTION 2:
    > If not, what Windows freeware program does these three simple tasks:
    > 0. Given a directory of large originals ...
    > 1. It generates a directory of local thumbnails ...
    > 2. And then creates a reasonably easy to navigate local index.html ...
    > 3. Which points to the larger originals (or a medium sized copy).
    >
    > Thank you in advance for your advice,
    > barb


    from MS it's not free:
    FRONTPAGE
    slideshow
    (all FP NG's diss this a lot and recommend JALBUM)
    I used it one webpage and it looks fine on IE some say it won't on other
    browsers

    do you have PHOTOSHOP??
    automate web album

    free:
    hand code in HTML using notepad or word
    there are like a million free scripts to d/l out there to show photos

    Java is very simple to install, not sure your problem there
    most slideshows need this to work


    when you say LOCAL
    if you are in XP and just want to show images as slideshow??

    it is under the VIEW>customize folder options
    make sure to choose type of folder there are two picture types, the one I
    think you mean is Photo Album
    it will show a selected image large at top within the folder and the rest
    are thumbs
    Is that what you need??
    picture view
    > thumbnails

    double click it will preview in WIn Picture fax viewer unless you installed
    something that stole the file association for preview
     
    KatWoman, Aug 5, 2006
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  5. KatWoman wrote:
    > "barb" <> wrote in message
    > news:sm8ltmw2pnuh$...
    >> What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with
    >> easily clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?
    >>
    >> This Windows photo-gallery freeware needs to do only two basic tasks:
    >> - Given a directory of large originals - create smaller thumbnails
    >> - Create a local index.html linking the thumbnails to the larger
    >> originals
    >>
    >> Here's what failed!
    >>
    >> IRFANVIEW:
    >> Googling, I find some advocated Irfanview. But, while Irfanview is a
    >> great fast photo viewer and while Irfanview easily creates
    >> thumbnails, I couldn't
    >> figure out how to force Irfanview to output a simple index.html of
    >> those thumbnails which points to the larger originals.
    >> http://www.irfanview.com
    >>
    >> JALBUM:
    >> Some suggested JAlbum in older threads, but that also failed me
    >> (YMMV). Apparently JAlbum requires Sun Java on WinXP. Unfortunately,
    >> the entire hellish Sun Java installation killed my system (the whole
    >> thing was a royal
    >> mess); so I had to delete the whole assemblage (wasting hours in that
    >> process). Obviously JAlbum isn't a recommended (by me anyway)
    >> alternative solution ever again. http://jalbum.net
    >>
    >> YoPoW:
    >> Newer googled threads suggested "Your Photos on the Web" as the best
    >> Windows photograph JPG web index.html generator. YoPoW has a nice &
    >> simple wizard so I had a local web page in minutes and, best of all,
    >> YoPoW gave you the third option of having a third set of photos
    >> linked to the thumbnails.
    >> a) Your huge originals
    >> b) Your 100 pixel thumbnails (settable to any desired size)
    >> c) And, an additional 800 pixel medium size
    >> I liked YoPoW, but, oh my gosh, was the index.html it created
    >> miserably difficult to navigate. It drove me crazy that the user
    >> interface of YoPoW was so absolutely easy to use but the resulting
    >> web page was torture for the user to navigate.
    >> http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/yopow/yopow.htm
    >>
    >> Given that this simple failed quest has now consumed a half day, I'd
    >> like to ask the following two questions of experts smarter than I am.
    >>
    >> QUESTION 1:
    >> Can Irfanview create HTML linking thumbnails to originals? If so,
    >> how?
    >>
    >> QUESTION 2:
    >> If not, what Windows freeware program does these three simple tasks:
    >> 0. Given a directory of large originals ...
    >> 1. It generates a directory of local thumbnails ...
    >> 2. And then creates a reasonably easy to navigate local index.html
    >> ...
    >> 3. Which points to the larger originals (or a medium sized copy).
    >>
    >> Thank you in advance for your advice,
    >> barb

    >
    > from MS it's not free:
    > FRONTPAGE
    > slideshow
    > (all FP NG's diss this a lot and recommend JALBUM)
    > I used it one webpage and it looks fine on IE some say it won't on
    > other browsers
    >
    > do you have PHOTOSHOP??
    > automate web album
    >
    > free:
    > hand code in HTML using notepad or word
    > there are like a million free scripts to d/l out there to show photos
    >
    > Java is very simple to install, not sure your problem there
    > most slideshows need this to work
    >
    >
    > when you say LOCAL
    > if you are in XP and just want to show images as slideshow??
    >
    > it is under the VIEW>customize folder options
    > make sure to choose type of folder there are two picture types, the
    > one I think you mean is Photo Album
    > it will show a selected image large at top within the folder and the
    > rest are thumbs
    > Is that what you need??
    > picture view
    >> thumbnails

    > double click it will preview in WIn Picture fax viewer unless you
    > installed something that stole the file association for preview


    What the guy means is that if you say exactly what you want to do, we may be
    able to help you.
     
    Dennis Pogson, Aug 5, 2006
    #5
  6. barb

    dadiOH Guest

    barb wrote:
    > What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with
    > easily clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?
    >
    > This Windows photo-gallery freeware needs to do only two basic
    > tasks:
    > - Given a directory of large originals - create smaller thumbnails
    > - Create a local index.html linking the thumbnails to the larger
    > originals
    >
    > Here's what failed!
    >
    > IRFANVIEW:
    > Googling, I find some advocated Irfanview. But, while Irfanview is
    > a great fast photo viewer and while Irfanview easily creates
    > thumbnails, I couldn't figure out how to force Irfanview to output
    > a simple index.html of those thumbnails which points to the larger
    > originals.


    Thumbnail window
    Select thumbnails
    File
    Save selected thumbs as HTML file
    Link images to original files on local disc

    That will get you an HTML file that displays the thumbs which link to
    the original files wherever they are. Naturally, it also saves the
    thumbs wherever you tell it to put the html file...has to in order for
    the HTML file to show the thumbs.

    Basic info in the <GASP> Irfanview help file. Look under "HTMLexport"
    or "thumbnails" in the index.


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    dadiOH, Aug 5, 2006
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  7. barb

    dadiOH Guest

    Re: What freeware creates thumbnail photo html gallery WITH LINKS - also...

    dadiOH wrote:
    > barb wrote:
    >> What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with
    >> easily clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?
    >>
    >> This Windows photo-gallery freeware needs to do only two basic
    >> tasks:
    >> - Given a directory of large originals - create smaller thumbnails
    >> - Create a local index.html linking the thumbnails to the larger
    >> originals
    >>
    >> Here's what failed!


    BTW, JAlbum doesn't need WinXP. Does need Java, don't know what your
    problem was there, Sun's is a simple install.

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    dadiOH, Aug 5, 2006
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  8. barb

    Monkee Guest

    Monkee, Aug 5, 2006
    #8
  9. barb

    Carputers Guest

    barb wrote:

    > QUESTION 2:
    > If not, what Windows freeware program does these three simple tasks:
    > 0. Given a directory of large originals ...
    > 1. It generates a directory of local thumbnails ...
    > 2. And then creates a reasonably easy to navigate local index.html ...
    > 3. Which points to the larger originals (or a medium sized copy).
    >
    > Thank you in advance for your advice,
    > barb


    xnview: http://perso.orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/enfeatures.html
     
    Carputers, Aug 5, 2006
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  10. barb

    Paul Guest

    "barb" <> wrote in message
    news:sm8ltmw2pnuh$...
    : What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with easily
    : clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?
    :
    : This Windows photo-gallery freeware needs to do only two basic tasks:
    : - Given a directory of large originals - create smaller thumbnails
    : - Create a local index.html linking the thumbnails to the larger originals
    :
    : Here's what failed!
    :
    : IRFANVIEW:
    : Googling, I find some advocated Irfanview. But, while Irfanview is a great
    : fast photo viewer and while Irfanview easily creates thumbnails, I
    couldn't
    : figure out how to force Irfanview to output a simple index.html of those
    : thumbnails which points to the larger originals. http://www.irfanview.com
    :

    Irfanview will sure enough do this. Here's an example:

    http://paulmueller.home.mindspring.com/forweb3/index.html

    Paul
     
    Paul, Aug 5, 2006
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  11. barb

    Junefly Guest

    "barb" <> wrote in message
    news:sm8ltmw2pnuh$...
    > What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with easily
    > clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?
    >
    > This Windows photo-gallery freeware needs to do only two basic tasks:
    > - Given a directory of large originals - create smaller thumbnails
    > - Create a local index.html linking the thumbnails to the larger originals
    >
    > Here's what failed!
    >
    > IRFANVIEW:
    > Googling, I find some advocated Irfanview. But, while Irfanview is a great
    > fast photo viewer and while Irfanview easily creates thumbnails, I

    couldn't
    > figure out how to force Irfanview to output a simple index.html of those
    > thumbnails which points to the larger originals. http://www.irfanview.com
    >
    > JALBUM:
    > Some suggested JAlbum in older threads, but that also failed me (YMMV).
    > Apparently JAlbum requires Sun Java on WinXP. Unfortunately, the entire
    > hellish Sun Java installation killed my system (the whole thing was a

    royal
    > mess); so I had to delete the whole assemblage (wasting hours in that
    > process). Obviously JAlbum isn't a recommended (by me anyway) alternative
    > solution ever again. http://jalbum.net
    >
    > YoPoW:
    > Newer googled threads suggested "Your Photos on the Web" as the best
    > Windows photograph JPG web index.html generator. YoPoW has a nice & simple
    > wizard so I had a local web page in minutes and, best of all, YoPoW gave
    > you the third option of having a third set of photos linked to the
    > thumbnails.
    > a) Your huge originals
    > b) Your 100 pixel thumbnails (settable to any desired size)
    > c) And, an additional 800 pixel medium size
    > I liked YoPoW, but, oh my gosh, was the index.html it created miserably
    > difficult to navigate. It drove me crazy that the user interface of YoPoW
    > was so absolutely easy to use but the resulting web page was torture for
    > the user to navigate. http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/yopow/yopow.htm
    >
    > Given that this simple failed quest has now consumed a half day, I'd like
    > to ask the following two questions of experts smarter than I am.
    >
    > QUESTION 1:
    > Can Irfanview create HTML linking thumbnails to originals? If so, how?
    >
    > QUESTION 2:
    > If not, what Windows freeware program does these three simple tasks:
    > 0. Given a directory of large originals ...
    > 1. It generates a directory of local thumbnails ...
    > 2. And then creates a reasonably easy to navigate local index.html ...
    > 3. Which points to the larger originals (or a medium sized copy).
    >
    > Thank you in advance for your advice,
    > barb


    You might try ETumb1_2.exe
    http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ethumbe.htm I use it to make the
    thumb nails for my album but do not use the links part.. it works very well.
    I am in the process of trying changing albums so not sure if I will still
    need it or not, but I will sure keep it.

    Good Luck
    Faded_Glory
     
    Junefly, Aug 6, 2006
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  12. Gazing into my crystal ball I observed barb <> writing in
    news:sm8ltmw2pnuh$:

    > What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with
    > easily clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?
    >
    >


    I have used something called FreshView, it's free and does a decent job.

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    Adrienne Boswell, Aug 6, 2006
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  13. "dadiOH" <> wrote in message
    news:c76Bg.341$l95.325@trnddc08...
    > barb wrote:


    > Thumbnail window
    > Select thumbnails
    > File
    > Save selected thumbs as HTML file
    > Link images to original files on local disc


    Exactly. Pretty easy to do -- you have to start the process in 'thumbnail'
    view. Once Irfanview is open, press 't'. Then follow the above instructions.
    Too easy.

    Xnview follows a similar process, however, it gives you the option to view
    the image "directly", i.e. not in an HTML wrapper the way Irfanview does.

    M
     
    Michael Laplante, Aug 6, 2006
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  14. barb

    Rob-L Guest

    I'm not sure why Java didn't load on your machine. I've loaded it on
    several XP machines and never had a problem. Plus, other programs may
    require it, so sooner or later you may want to have that looked at.

    Anyway, if you can't get JAlbum going (which is my favorite) try my second
    favorite.
    Look at XnView - it has the ability to do what you are looking for and I
    don't think it requires Java. It is very easy to use.

    Rob-L in L.V.

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    Rob-L, Aug 6, 2006
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    barb Guest

    On Sat, 05 Aug 2006 19:15:20 GMT, dadiOH wrote:
    > Thumbnail window
    > Select thumbnails
    > File
    > Save selected thumbs as HTML file
    > Link images to original files on local disc
    > That will get you an HTML file that displays the thumbs which link to
    > the original files wherever they are. Naturally, it also saves the
    > thumbs wherever you tell it to put the html file...has to in order for
    > the HTML file to show the thumbs.


    I'll test it out. I didn't see how the link images option could possibly
    work when I put the HTML on the local lan because it uses a "file://" link
    instead of the "./" kind of link. But, maybe you knew something that I
    didn't.

    Here's what I'll try and report back to you:
    - I'll put about 500 photos in a directory on my local machine
    - I'll run the suggested Irfanview steps above
    - I'll then test it out on my local machine
    - If it works, I'll move the entire folder over to the networked machine
    - It should still work if relative paths are used for all the links

    The reason I didn't think the otherwise wonderful Irfanview would do this
    basic job was because the documentation said it uses a "file://c/pic" style
    URL (which isn't portable across machines) instead of a local URL of
    "./pic/" (which is 100% portable across machines on the local network).

    I'll let you know how it goes!
    barb
     
    barb, Aug 6, 2006
    #15
  16. barb

    barb Guest

    On Sat, 05 Aug 2006 19:15:20 GMT, dadiOH wrote:
    > Thumbnail window
    > Select thumbnails
    > File
    > Save selected thumbs as HTML file
    > Link images to original files on local disc


    IrfanView (unfortunately) failed to create the desired web page.

    Can someone tell me what settings to use in IrfanView thumbnail view
    such that the saved HTML file actually shows the thumbnails?

    Here's EXACTLY what I did so you can reproduce it exactly to
    help me and others (yes I read the Irfanview help but there is
    more "help" here in this one thread than in the thumbnail section
    in IrfanView 3.98).

    0. I started with an empty directory:
    mkdir c:\pic
    And then I put a folder of 500 original photographs there.
    c:\pic\original

    Each original JPEG is approximately 3008 x 2000 pixels.
    No other files or directories existed in c:\pic at this time.

    1. I double-clicked on the first photo, which brought up Irfanview
    Irfanview version 3.98

    2. In Irfanview, I selected "File" and then "Thumbnails".
    This opened a second window with 500 thumbnails showing.

    3. In the thumbnail view, I selected "Options" & then "Select All".
    This selected all 500 thumbnails.

    4. I pressed "File" & then "Save selected thumbs as HTML file".
    The options chosen were:
    Main result HTML file name: index.html
    Destination folder: c:\pic
    Thumbnails sub-folder: c:\pic\thumbs
    Thumbnail file prefix: th_
    Thumbnail flie suffix: _th
    Images sub-folder: c:\pic\images
    Filder with HTML templates: c:\programs\viewers\irfanview\html\
    [x]Copy original images to destination folder (recommended)
    [x]Create one HTML file for each thumbnail (HTML browsing)
    HTML Options Page title: My Pictures
    Columns: 12
    [x]Link images to original files on local disk ("file://")
    [x]Write file info/text [$F = file name] [$S = file size]
    Text alignment ( )Left (x)Center ( )Right
    Link/Image display ( )Display links in original browser window
    (x)Display links in the second browser window
    [Export]

    5. There was no confirmation that the job finished, but, soon enough
    there were 501 HTML files in my c:\pic directory:
    c:\pic\index.html
    c:\pic\Picture 001.html
    c:\pic\Picture 002.html
    ...
    c:\pic\Picture 500.html

    6. Unfortunately, when I double-clicked on the index.html, the
    web page contained blank thumbs (i.e., there were no thumbnails).
    Hmmmmmm.... At least the links worked but they were to the originals
    which are basically too large to view fully in a single web page.

    7. Looking at the index.html page, I see that it was my folly to assume
    the c:\pic\thumbs directory was going to be created and populated by
    Irfanview automatically. OK. Fair enough. This is the HTML:
    <A HREF="Picture 001.html" target="" style="text-decoration:none">
    <IMG SRC="./c:/pic/thumbs/th_Picture 001_th.jpg"
    width="80" height="80" BORDER="0" ALT="Picture 001.jpg">
    So it looks like I'll have to create my own thumbs first

    8. In Irfanview Thumbnails, I pressed "Options" & then "Select All".
    Then I pressed "File" & then "Save selected thumbs as single images".

    9. Unfortunately, the dialog that popped up didn't give the option
    to create the directory (just the files), so I quit out of Irfanview
    and manually created the directory to put the thumbnails into:
    c:\pic\thumbs

    10. I repeated step 8 but was dismayed to find that Irfanview didn't
    give me a dialog with options to rename the thumbs. So I had to look
    to see what name they were given and what size they were created at.

    11. The thumbnails seem to have been created with specifications of:
    c:\pic\thumbs\Picture 001_t.jpg (80 x 80 pixels)
    c:\pic\thumbs\Picture 002_t.jpg (80 x 80 pixels)
    ...
    c:\pic\thumbs\Picture 500_t.jpg (80 x 80 pixels)

    12. Going back to step 4, I modified the thumbnail-name setting:
    Thumbnail file prefix: <I made this blank>
    Thumbnail flie suffix: _t

    13. At this point, after deleting all the HTML files that were creatd,
    I repeated step 4 above and step 5 & 6 unfortunately came up with
    the same result. There were no thumbs visible in the resulting
    index.html web page when viewed in Firefox.

    14. Again hand editing the index.html, I saw the error was in Irfanview
    putting the full path in the image-source HTML tag so I changed it
    FROM:
    <A HREF="Picture 001.html"><IMG SRC="./c:/pic/thumbs/Picture 001_t.jpg"
    TO:
    <A HREF="Picture 001.html"><IMG SRC="./thumbs/Picture 001_t.jpg"

    15. This minor edit to make the paths relative solved that problem;
    but nobody wants to be editing HTML text files when they don't have to.

    16. So, I went back to IrvanView and, after deleting all the HTML files
    that were created, I again repeated step 4 changing:
    FROM:
    [x]Link images to original files on local disk ("file://")
    TO:
    [ ]Link images to original files on local disk ("file://")
    But, this failed to solve the problem of blank thumbnail images
    in the index.html due to a path of "./c:/pic/thumbs/".

    17. So, I went back to IrfanView and, after deleting the HTML files,
    I again looked at the options in step 4. I noticed there was no
    "c:\pic\images" directory, so I changed the setting in step 4:
    FROM:
    Images sub-folder: c:\pic\images
    TO:
    Images sub-folder: c:\pic\original

    18. But, this didn't solve the problem of blank thumbnail images.
    The resulting c:\pic\index.html web page still pointed to an
    IMG SRC of: "./c:/pic/thumbs/Picture 001_t.jpg".

    19. Getting desperate, I looked at the settings in step 4 again when
    I noticed no images were copied to the destination folder despite
    the recommended setting in Irfanview (what does that setting do)?

    So, I changed that setting in step 4:
    FROM
    [x]Copy original images to destination folder (recommended)
    TO:
    [ ]Copy original images to destination folder (recommended)

    20. Alas. The result was no better than before. No thumbnails showed up
    in the resulting web page due to the incorrect link being added to
    the IMG SRC HTML directive.

    Can someone tell me what settings to use in IrfanView thumbnail view
    such that the saved HTML file actually shows the thumbnails?

    Thanks in advance,
    barb
     
    barb, Aug 6, 2006
    #16
  17. barb

    barb Guest

    On Sat, 05 Aug 2006 22:55:52 GMT, Paul wrote:
    > Irfanview will sure enough do this.
    > Here's an example:
    > http://paulmueller.home.mindspring.com/forweb3/index.html


    Hi Paul Mueller,

    My problem with the otherwise venerable IrfanView at the moment hinges
    on the image source HTML tag being incorrectly written to the
    index.html file by IrfanView 3.98 as:
    <IMG SRC="./c:/pic/thumbs/Picture 001_t.JPG">

    When I do a "View" and then "Source" on your suggested web page:
    http://paulmueller.home.mindspring.com/forweb3/index.html
    I see your image source HTML tag is using a relative link:
    <IMG SRC="P1010021a_t.jpg">

    What magical setting are we supposed to use in IrfanView to get
    IrfanView to NOT write out "./c:/P1010021a_t.jpg" as the
    image source path but to write out "P1010021a_t.jpg" instead?

    Thanks in advance,
    barb
     
    barb, Aug 6, 2006
    #17
  18. barb

    barb Guest

    On Sun, 06 Aug 2006 01:13:35 GMT, Adrienne Boswell wrote:
    >> What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with
    >> easily clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?

    > I have used something called FreshView, it's free and does a decent job.


    Since Irfanview keeps writing the full path (including the "./c:") into the
    index.html IMG SRC tag, I'm going to have to give up on the otherwise
    fantastic IrfanView and find something else that works to create a simple
    web page of thumbnails pointing to the larger originals.

    Googling, I found FreshView for Windows freeware at:
    http://www.freshdevices.com/freshview.html

    The download page required an email account (which is surprising for
    freeware). Having been spammed to death already, I created a new yahoo
    account but the FreshDevices web page won't accept Yahoo email (huh?).

    A warning on the FreshDevices web page ominously says:
    Do not use free email accounts. Our system is not compatible with
    some ISP. You may report to your ISP about it, mostly related
    with their e-mail filtering/blocking/anti-spam settings.

    Hmmm... sounds like a potential spam house or spyware threat to me.

    Can anyone else vouch for this "Fresh Devices" outfit as a fitting
    replacement for the otherwise venerable IrfanView for creating a web page
    of thumbnail images linked to the originals?

    barb
     
    barb, Aug 6, 2006
    #18
  19. Gazing into my crystal ball I observed barb <> writing in
    news:1rf1f4odbfp2j$.1pzyxtbwssryx$:

    > On Sun, 06 Aug 2006 01:13:35 GMT, Adrienne Boswell wrote:
    >>> What WinXP freeware do you use to create local HTML galleries (with
    >>> easily clickable web links to the larger local photographs)?

    >> I have used something called FreshView, it's free and does a decent
    >> job.

    >
    > Since Irfanview keeps writing the full path (including the "./c:")
    > into the index.html IMG SRC tag, I'm going to have to give up on the
    > otherwise fantastic IrfanView and find something else that works to
    > create a simple web page of thumbnails pointing to the larger
    > originals.
    >
    > Googling, I found FreshView for Windows freeware at:
    > http://www.freshdevices.com/freshview.html
    >
    > The download page required an email account (which is surprising for
    > freeware). Having been spammed to death already, I created a new yahoo
    > account but the FreshDevices web page won't accept Yahoo email (huh?).
    >
    > A warning on the FreshDevices web page ominously says:
    > Do not use free email accounts. Our system is not compatible with
    > some ISP. You may report to your ISP about it, mostly related
    > with their e-mail filtering/blocking/anti-spam settings.
    >
    > Hmmm... sounds like a potential spam house or spyware threat to me.
    >
    > Can anyone else vouch for this "Fresh Devices" outfit as a fitting
    > replacement for the otherwise venerable IrfanView for creating a web
    > page of thumbnail images linked to the originals?
    >
    > barb
    >


    I'm sure the reason Fresh Devices wants a valid email address is so that
    they can send you mail about their other products. I haven't gotten any
    increase in spam from giving out my address, although they do seem to
    want to send you newsletters frequently. AFAIK, they are not spyware,
    and they actually have a few good tools.


    --
    Adrienne Boswell at Home
    Arbpen Web Site Design Services
    http://www.cavalcade-of-coding.info
    Please respond to the group so others can share
     
    Adrienne Boswell, Aug 6, 2006
    #19
  20. barb

    Harry Limey Guest

    "barb" <> wrote in message
    >
    > What magical setting are we supposed to use in IrfanView to get
    > IrfanView to NOT write out "./c:/P1010021a_t.jpg" as the
    > image source path but to write out "P1010021a_t.jpg" instead?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > barb


    Hi Barb

    Never used Irfanview for this myself! (Use it for most other batch type
    things though) so I set about doing what you asked with a folder of about 50
    images (included some .psd files in there by mistake)
    Now what I did (never having tried before, you understand!!) is having
    selected the images I wanted to use (If I were doing this for real - I would
    batch process them all to the right size for display first - say 800 px
    wide?) and having created and selected a new output folder, I left all the
    settings at default and pressed 'GO'
    No problem at all - 50+ html pages - clicked on the Thumbnails.html and the
    ten or so I tried all worked - the thumbnails all showed too, although the
    html pages with .psd files just showed a placeholder, not surprisingly!

    So I suggest leaving things on their default settings!! unless that is now
    too late!! If so I don't mind sending you the defaults I used?

    Harry
     
    Harry Limey, Aug 6, 2006
    #20
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