Create searchable thumbnail galleries with previous and next links with this PHP script. Thumbnails can be automatically generated and all it needs to add a new gallery is to upload the images. Generated galleries are searchable, hits are tracked and users can add comments
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EasyImageCatalogue (EIC)is a thumbnail gallery script. Various galleries get linked from one main page and the thumbnails and descriptions generated. EIC does not need a database. It's an easy two step setup process and adding any new gallery takes 5 self explaining steps. Once set up, each gallery has a hitcounter,a thumbnail table and previous and next links. The user can search over all galleries, navigate each gallery via thumbnails and the previous and next links and add comments to each image.
EIC is an image catalogue system. It lists all the galleries in the folder, allows the owner to generate the thumbnails and descriptions for each image in the gallery, tracks how often a gallery was clicked and allows users to search for images in all galleries.
Galleries are added by creating new folders and uploading the images in these folders. After describing the images and generating the thumbnails the gallery is immediately visible on the main page.
EIC displays the galleries as thumbnails. Clicking on a thumbnail will take the user to the image display page. This page shows the big image with links to the next and previous image. Users can also add comments to each image.
Unzip EIC to an own folder on the server (or the root folder, if the gallery is all you want to have on the server).
Set the file permissions for the counterdata folder to 777.
Step 1: Generate a new folder for each gallery, the folder name will be the name of the gallery, unless you define another name in its description.
Step 2: Set the file permissions for these folders to 777.
Step 3: Upload your images to these folders.
Step 4: call "thumber.php". This script shows you a list of all the available galleries. Clicking on a gallery name will generate the thumbnails. This can take some time, depending how fast the computer is. The thumbnail size is fixed to a hundred pixels either in width or height. Once the thumbnails are generated, all of them get displayed. Click on the thumbnail that you want to become the preview image of the gallery.
Step 5: call "describe.php". This script shows you all the thumbnails with a textarea to add a description for each image. On top you can define the name of the gallery, and the description of the gallery. Click the describe button to store the data.
Once the thumbnails of a gallery are generated and the description is added, it will be available on the main page.
EIC is template driven. All the files (name)_template.html can be modified by you. All the functionality in these files is achieved through HTML comments. These comments are described in each of these files.
thumber_template.html is the look and feel of the thumbnail generation script.
easyimagecatalogue_template.html is the main page
describe_template.html is the form to describe the gallery
comments_template.html is the comment display look and feel
addcomment_template.html is the comment entry form
It is not allowed to change ANY of the PHP scripts in this free version. If you try that, EIC might not work anymore.
RENAME thumber.php and describe.php before you use EIC! Otherwise people will be able to rename the galleries and descriptions and generate thumbnails on your server and skyrocket your traffic!