photon(1) generates photo albums

SYNOPSIS

photon [OPTIONS] [PATH]

DESCRIPTION

Photon generates clean, yet configurable, static HTML photo galleries. All of the work is done from the command line, and the resulting output can easily be configured by changing the template files found in /usr/share/photon/templates.

To create a new template (skin), first create a new directory:

mkdir -p ${HOME}/.photon/templates/my_theme/

Then copy the contents of /usr/share/photon/templates/photonv1/ to this new directory. Photon only needs three files to build pages:

index.html

used to display the content of a folder

image.html

used to display the page for an image

movie.html

used to display the page for a movie

If a file is missing, then photon will throw an error and will not run.

HOW TO BUILD A GALLERY

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 and keep the original photo

$ photon --sizelist=0,1600x1200,800x600 --thumbsize=320x240 -o myoutputdir /photos

Create a gallery from your custom template (skin)

$ photon -k my_theme -o myoutputdir /photos

See photon help

$ photon --help

OPTIONS

-a | --awstats

Insert Javascript for Awstats

--awstats-url=URL

Change default value for Awstats script url

-c NAME | --comment

Name of the comment file (default .comments)

-d NUM | --display-columns=NUM

Number of columns in index (default 3)

-E | --no-exif

Don't include EXIF information in HTML file

-f | --force

Overwrite non-image generated files (html, javascript, etc) (default no)

-ff | --force --force

Overwrite image files (default no)

-h | --help

Print this help

-I | --no-index

Do not generate the high level index.html

-J | --no-javascript

Do not use javascript (no shortcuts, ... )

-k | --skin=THEME

Skin selector (default photonv1)

--print-skins

Print out available skins (templates)

-l NUM | --display-lines=NUM

Number of lines in index (default 5)

-m | --movie

Movie mode, include link to movie (*.mov)

-o NAME | --output-directory=NAME

Name of the output directory

-s LIST | --sizelist=LIST

Image sizes (default 0,1024x768,800x600,640x480). Zero, which is the default, uses the original resolution. W x H specifies the width and height of the image in pixels.

-t SIZE | --thumbsize=SIZE

Size of thumbnails (default 160x120)

-v | --verbose

Verbosely print information

-V | --version

Print program version number

-z | --compress

Compress the original image if selected (default copy the image)

--exif-bordercolor=COLOR

Exif window border color (default #008000)

--exif-bgcolor=COLOR

Exif window background color (default #f0fff0)

--exif-fgcolor=COLOR

Exif window text color (default black)

--body-bgcolor=COLOR

Body background color (default #ccccff)

--img-bgcolor=COLOR

Image background color (default white)

--exclude=PATTERN

Exclude files matching PATTERN

--resize-plugin=PLUG

Where PLUG is the program used to create thumbnails internal: fastest method (default) gimp: use Gimp>1.x (better quality)

--resize-quality-low=NUM

Quality for small image. 0 (bad) and 100 (good)

--resize-quality-high=NUM

Quality for big image 0 (bad) and 100 (good)

--gimp-program=PROG

use PROG for gimp

SHORTCUTS WHILE VIEWING AN IMAGE

n/SPACE     Go to the next image (with the same resolution)
p/BACKSPACE Go to the previous image (with the same resolution)
s           Start/Stop the slideshow
+/-         Increase/Decrease by one second the slideshow's period
h           Show shortcut and help
i           Show Exif information
z           Change to the higher resolution [NOT YET IMPLEMENTED]

AUTHOR

Written by Luc Saillard, <luc@saillard.org>

Main web site: http://www.saillard.org/programs_and_patches/photon/

This manual page was written by Kevin Coyner <kcoyner@debian.org> for the Debian project but may be used by others.