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I really like iPhoto's indexing, book and slideshow features, but one has to admit that its web export features really lack. BetterHTMLExport slightly improved this by giving templates and better layout to the export capability.

Gallery is by far superior for people wanting to manage on-line pictures, captions, etc. What I was really out for is an "export to Gallery" feature from within iPhoto ... and yes, after a little bit of googling I found iPhotoToGallery. While still in its infancy, it could use some mileage, feedback and help from the macosxhints community. Check it out!

[robg adds: If you haven't used Gallery before, it's a very powerful and flexible PHP-based online image management system.]
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Interesting - does that mean the iPhoto 2 API is available ?
Authored by: minimal on Sep 10, '03 10:58:32AM

I seem to recall that in the BetterHTMLExport description it was mentioned that undocumented iPhoto API's were required to get the PlugIn to work. I just want to be able to dump the raw JPG, title and comment into separate files to let my own gallery creation script do its work, so does anyone have any info that might let me write such a PlugIn ?

My Mac programming isn't good enough to go and rip apart iPhoto and do it myself, but AppleScripting it isn't as nice as a simple exporter would be. Currently I use the built-in HTML exporter and wander around the tree that it generates, but that's more work than it needs to be.

Thanks in advance,
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ian.



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Exporting iPhoto data
Authored by: escowles on Sep 10, '03 11:22:12AM

Probably a better way is to process the iPhoto data and images directly. I wrote a small Java app that I use to do this for my own personal needs -- I just parse the AlbumData.xml file (using the Cocoa property list classes) and export the data I want. This lets you get most of the data. The notable exceptions are album comments and dates (these might be accessible by parsing the album plists, though), and the EXIF info that's in the image files.

You have to copy the images and make your own screen-resolution images separately.

-Esme



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: jctull on Sep 10, '03 12:56:26PM

Excellent! I have been looking for something that just works. Gallery Remote plain breaks on my setup, and I am tired of trying to make it work. I will try this app out.



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: kyrrigle on Sep 10, '03 01:02:58PM

Just wanted to report that I've tried it and it works as advertised. Simplifies my workflow significantly... very cool...



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Gallery v. Galerie
Authored by: mclbruce on Sep 10, '03 01:30:34PM

There is a similarly named program called Galerie that i use with iPhoto.

http://www.myriad-online.com/perso/photos/english/download.html

I think Galerie is great. It has excellent integration with iTunes.



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Gallery v. Galerie
Authored by: eduo on Sep 10, '03 04:24:06PM

Galerie is not the same as Gallery. Gallery is a fully dynamic, multi-user, multi-level tree picture album application which requires PHP. Galerie is a static application. Both have advantages and disadvantages (the former can't be used if the webserver does not give PHP access -at least- while the latter is not dynamic at all.

Eduo

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Eduo



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: pwharff on Sep 10, '03 05:59:46PM
I also prefer Galerie! I like being able to have different albums, each having it's own theme. I can create and customize as many Galerie templates as my hearts desires. If you would like to see my website and my Galerie examples, just visit:

http://www.wharff.net

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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: mkennard20 on Sep 10, '03 06:57:03PM

I use myPhoto, it is excellent. This uses php and talks directly with your iPhoto library. I use retrospect to duplicate my library to my server and then my photos are online. You can also decide which albums and photos to exclude.
http://agent0068.dyndns.org/~mike/projects/myPhoto/index.php



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: Fofer on Sep 10, '03 11:19:53PM

Gallery is pretty cool indeed, and has an active developer community. One great thing about Gallery is its integration with Shutterfly. Your viewers can order prints with a single click... no need for Aunt Martha to email you, asking you to send her a print of cousin Pete on the bicycle. She can order it herself. :-)

This new plug-in to assist Mac users is nice to see. I'll be giving it a whirl.



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: beckett on Sep 12, '03 04:49:05AM

FYI, the Gallery developers will be working with the author of <a href="http://zwily.com/iphoto/index.xsl">iPhotoToGallery</a> closely to improve its back-end over time, and to enhance its user features.



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: bluehz on Sep 12, '03 02:15:58PM

Yes - the Shutterfly integration is incredible. I as skeptical at first, but after using it a few time - I am sold!



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: kenbotwinick on Nov 03, '03 05:18:05PM

Anyone got any tips for doing this straight from iView Media Pro?



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: velkr0 on Nov 09, '03 02:14:18PM

iPhotoToGallery works wonderfully!!

I am using:
- iPhoto 2.0 on 10.3
- Gallery v1.4.1-RC2
- iPhotoToGallery 0.4

This combo was exactly what i was looking for!!



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: ELegault on Dec 04, '03 10:02:04AM

I used Windows Apache 2.0.48 because I don't want to epxose my OSX system to the net.
PHP latest stable release.
Gallery 1.4.1 with all the extras I could get a hold of and configure.

I then added the latest iPhototoGallery Plugin.

Gallery was an absolute pain in the ass to set up and configure with all components, took me an experienced IT person about 5 hours total to set up everything properly (including Apache, php etc..)

All that being said, it was worth every painstaking minute. I've made my homesite available to the web so now all my friends and family can now view and order photo prints from two different sites and even edit the photo's in advance. They also can sign up and upload their own galleries to my site. This application is freaking awesome.

The iPhototoGallery plugin works ALMOST flawlessly. I can just select a Libray, hit export and it autologins to the Gallery server over the net and uploads the photos which then get formatted automatically. Cool...

The almost by the way is that as admin, if when I publish a Gallery through iPhoto and select see website when done, I get an error saying that I can't access the site because it takes me to the /gallery link instead of the /gallery/index.php link.
I thought I'd get clever and make an alias to force it to go to the right link but then I could no longer sign in as Admin to publish photos...I can live with having to enter the gallery link...



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Export iPhoto images to Gallery photo collections
Authored by: zwily on Dec 15, '03 02:24:58AM

Is index.php set as a DirectoryIndex in your apache configuration?



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