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As you (may) know, Image Capture is a great iApp. At least I consider it one. One of its quick and great features is its "no frills" quick and easy webpage generation output option. However, Image Capture does not allow you to take sources other then capture devices and generate galleries with them. This has always been something that I'd like to have easy access to, in order to use the web page output option with my existing photos.

I recently noticed that Image Capture runs an AppleScript to generate the web page. The script (called "Build Web Page") is located in /Library -> Image Capture -> Scripts. Just double click the script, and it will ask for files or folder to process. Voila! For bonus points, put it into your AppleScripts directory (~/Library -> Scripts) and enable the AppleScript menu from the menu bar for quick and easy access!

You will also notice the other output options made available to Image Capture are in Image Capture's Scripts folder. I'd bet it uses any scripts placed in this directory for output options, so you could likely modify or make your own output options for image capture. Brillant!

Panther update: In 10.3, this script is located here: /System -> Library -> Image Capture -> Automatic Tasks -> Build Web Page.app
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Use Image Capture to build image galleries with any folder
Authored by: skipwiley on Jun 03, '03 01:05:10PM

I have used this feature extensively with my on-site photography, Image capture does not require an Applescript you can also assign it an application for the post download action.

I created a Photoshop 7 action droplet that resizes, color corrects, sharpens and prints an image. I then tell Image Capture to utilize that droplet (it does not need to be in the scripts folder, choose other from the menu) I also set Image capture to automatically download all images and delete all images from the camera or media.

So now when I connect a camera or insert a flash card all the images are automatically downloaded, deleted from the media, opened iin Photoshop and manipulated, and then printed to a Photo Printer. This all takes place without any user intervention!



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Use Image Capture to build image galleries with any folder
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 03, '03 04:12:32PM

This is a very nice tip! I have never used Image Capture because I own no devices yet that would connect to it. I'd never have dreamed it could be useful to me, esp. in this way: making a web page gallery of images in a folder.

I tried it on my generic "Images" folder, where I put any and all images that I have no category for. I ran this script, and it quickly made a web gallery of some 89 images [but not folders], in the background.

It failed to handle some image formats, and it didn't do a thing for subfolders within my Images folder, but for such a quick and easy gallery, I'm grateful enough!

The script places one new folder in whichever folder you've chosen to create a gallery for, called "index" ... inside that folder is one web page, "index.html", and one folder, "indexfiles", that has all the thumbnails, image pages, and images within. It appears to copy the images; my originals remain in their original folder and this new "index" folder is ready to be put on a web server or zipped up and emailed.

Thanks much!

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Use Image Capture to build image galleries with any folder
Authored by: macubergeek on Jun 04, '03 05:27:47AM

What a tremendous tip!!! Awesome!!
I gotta try this.



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Use Image Capture to build image galleries with any folder
Authored by: dave@mmu on Jun 04, '03 07:24:19AM

I must say that Image Capture does indeed rock now that i've used it..
I do like these KISS apps..
(Keep It Simple Stupid)

Dave

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For all those who want that script grown up ...
Authored by: Tice2 on Jun 11, '03 04:33:54PM
... it actually was the basis for my WebAlbum. I found that script in spring this year and made it more useful.

After nights of work now you can go the easy way and just drop a folder with pictures on it and get a one-button-pushed-webalbum or choose out of many options like font, backgroundcolor, etc.

You are also be able to create your own "themes" where you can make designs for different albumsites.

Greetings Tice (the joinPDF_GUI guy ; )

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Use Image Capture to build image galleries with any folder
Authored by: ludde3 on Feb 05, '04 01:17:01PM

It doesn't work for me! When opening Build Web Page it doesn't ask for any folders and when I try command-N the reply I get is:

"NEW
Can't create new document."

Any clues?..

Ludde



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Use Image Capture to build image galleries with any folder
Authored by: peewit on Feb 05, '04 02:16:22PM

Find and open Image Capture as previously noted.

Drag a folder of images onto the icon of the open application in the dock.



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Use Image Capture to build image galleries with any folder
Authored by: peewit on Feb 05, '04 02:19:21PM

Sorry that's not Image Capture itself but the 'Build Web Page' which can be found in System/Library/Image Capture/Automatic Tasks/



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