what is thumbs?
thumbs is (yet another) script to generate photo albuns. there are a lot of
options available and it's easy to use. thumbs is written in bash script and
uses imagemagick (check requirements section). thumbs currently only run in
Linux (well, we actually didn't tested in other platform).
and here comes alpha 2!
(bd3d36c6b81c2becb32e07aa8ae848c7). download, test it and grab a coffee.
0.70 turned into 1.0 and here is thumbs 1.0-alpha1.
please test and send feedback to thumbs (at) cathedrallabs.org. please note it's
not finished yet, so there're many missing features
check here for thumbs 1.0 plans! (portuguese only)
thumbs 0.65 released!
you may also checkout the new features on this
example of use
If you're brave, you can try deal with the mayhem of thumbs development: svn repository
thumbs currently can:
do automatic resize for pictures bigger than normal and
keep the big pics so you may get it if you want
support mpeg, avi and mov files
easy way of keeping edited pics (just save as and thumbs will
recognize it as original pic and keep it in page
support for EXIF info (most digital cameras write files with that)
use your stylesheet
tell the story of the pictures using diary feature
make you waste space in your disk :)
to run thumbs (the lastest version) you'll need:
example here is an example of thumbs in action here is a sample 'comments' file.
thumbs! is now distributed under GNU
GPL license. previous versions
still have the same license: none :)
great! there's a lot of things to do! you may help making traduction of thumbs or this page to your language, make thumbs more beautiful, adding features, etc. just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!
if you want to make a cd to distribute a set of pictures, here's a tip:
copy entire directory to cd
create an "autorun.inf" like (where dir is the directory where the
burn it :)
this will make windozes directly open the browser in index.html file avoiding
phone calls from those relatives that doesn't know anything about computers and
just want to see the pictures :)
if you have a sony cybershot camera you may want try to use cyber. as sony
has two "marks" in camera that is totaly useless for me (locked that makes
photo read-only and "printer mark" that probably makes windows software
print photos automatically) i decided to make it useful in some way: you
may have 3 different "collections" of pictures. example of use: you're
taking pictures in your trip. some of those pictures you will make public
but some you won't for any reason. so you mark the "private" pictures
read-only or with printer mark and cyber will separate those pics in two
different collections and later run thumbs for each one.
download cyber here (0.99)