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Author:  cjm51213 [ 7. Jan 2014, 02:26 ]
Post subject:  Questions arrising from new deployment

Hi Folks,

I just installed TWG, and it is beautiful in its simplicity. I have a few easy questions:

How do I set the storage location on the webserver for the images? I want to change the path from "pictures" to "media". This is not as simple as you might suspect...

Is webserver storage just a flat directory, or do new albums create a new directory? Conversely, will webserver directories translate into the equivalent of albums?

I have lots of hardcopy pictures that I will scan. How do I add the properties that are normally added by the camera? Can a specific photo be a member of more than one album?

Thanks for the help,

Chris.

Author:  TinyWebGallery [ 7. Jan 2014, 13:02 ]
Post subject:  Re: Questions arrising from new deployment

Hi,

you can simply set media as new picture directory in the config.

The structure in the pictures directory is the structure of your albums.
Also by default the directory name is the album name.

If you have exif/IPTC data you should read the howtos about this.
They all can be extracted and used for e.g. the picture name.

Best, Michael

Author:  cjm51213 [ 7. Jan 2014, 19:03 ]
Post subject:  Re: Questions arrising from new deployment

Hi Michael,

Thanks. How do I change and where do I find "config", so I can change "pictures" to "media". I grep'd around and I found no instances of the string "pictures" in any of the text files in the installation directory. I see a directory in the user preference, but how will a random browser know that I have changed "pictures" to "media"?

My "exif/IPTC" problem is the converse. I will scan pictures from hard-copy, so I don't have this, but I would like to create it. How do I do that?

Thanks very much for your help,

Chris.

Author:  cjm51213 [ 7. Jan 2014, 19:37 ]
Post subject:  Re: Questions arrising from new deployment

Chris wrote:
Thanks. How do I change and where do I find "config", so I can change "pictures" to "media". I grep'd around and I found no instances of the string "pictures" in any of the text files in the installation directory. I see a directory in the user preference, but how will a random browser know that I have changed "pictures" to "media"?

... found it. xargs apparently has a problem with the apostrophe in the file name of one of the sample pictures.

So, now I think I understand everything you've told me. And I have a new question. My NAS includes a folder as a trashcan for accidental deletion recovery. I don't want it visible. Is there a way to exclude certain folders for the album list?

Thanks for the help,

Chris.

Author:  TinyWebGallery [ 7. Jan 2014, 19:54 ]
Post subject:  Re: Questions arrising from new deployment

Sure. Add it to the exclude folder list.

$exclude_directories[] = 'trashcan';

Search in config.php is your friend ;).

You should save the config like described here:
http://www.tinywebgallery.com/en/configuration.php 3.

Best, Michael

Author:  cjm51213 [ 8. Jan 2014, 18:37 ]
Post subject:  Re: Questions arrising from new deployment

Hi Michael,

Is "exclude_directories" global or specific to a given directory? Suppose, I did a study of urban environments and I spent a lot of time taking pictures of trash cans... (-: As you can tell, I already know that anything in config.php is going to be global and there is a need for global configuration as well as more focused mechanisms. What I am really asking is to learn if there is a more surgical mechanism, like being able to exclude certain files from a particular directory with one of the many customization mechanisms that are already available.

Thanks for the help,

Chris.

Author:  TinyWebGallery [ 8. Jan 2014, 19:39 ]
Post subject:  Re: Questions arrising from new deployment

All settings in the administration are global.

Folder specific settings can be made by placing a config.php into this folder.
Reading the summary howto does explain a lot ;).

Best, Michael

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