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Feedback on PhotoarchivePlugin

-- MarkusKolb - 29 Sep 2004

Thanks for sharing this Plugin!

I added the link to this feedback topic to the "Feedback" table row. You can take this into your next release. People are used to give feedback on the Dev topic. This has also the advantage that you will get more feedback (on feedback...)

Suggestion to consider for a simple UI: All a user needs to is adding a %PHOTOARCHIVE% somewhere on a page, and attaching all photos with comments to the topic. The slideshow would be in sequence of uploading the photos.

As an enhancement you could support a simple table or bullet syntax to specify the sequence of photos, with optional description, e.g.

  • 1082.jpg: Snorkling in the sea
  • 1034.jpg: Chasing a shark
  • 1411.jpg: Scared by a jelly fish
This bullet would not be shown when photo archive is active.

Yet another idea: Support a zip file upload containing images, which gets extracted at time of upload. (see BatchUploadPlugin for this functionality -- tc)

-- PeterThoeny - 30 Sep 2004

I'd venture that supporting zip uploads is a function that should be in twiki, or a generic plugin, not in a application-focussed plugin.

-- MartinCleaver - 30 Sep 2004

Just seen the update, which works with IE. Very nice!

Definitely competition for the other photo gallery plugin...

-- MartinCleaver - 30 Sep 2004

checked into CVS

-- WillNorris - 14 Feb 2005

I've been experimenting with PeterThoeny's "simple UI" requirement. The trick is that the %PHOTOARCHIVE% tag not only expands to a list/table of thumbnails, but also creates new topics for each of the photos - with a larger image, a link to the full-sized (printable) image, and a link to the EXIF data.

Unfortunately, my plugin has accumulated quite a lot of dependencies, including http://www.hugsan.com/EXIFutils/, because http://www.scss.com.au/family/andrew/camera/exif/ can't seem to pull IPTC comments (eg. from Picasa2 "captions" or Photoshop "description").

Extracting the comments directly from the JPEG IPTC data is definitely the Right Way, especially if the photos are uploaded as a batch.

-- WarwickAllison - 30 Mar 2005

Is there a way to create all the thumbnails and description pictures at once and not during the first time the page is visited ?

-- MarkusBajones - 01 Aug 2006

Hello. I've tried long and hard to get this plugin to work on my twiki site which runs inside of a CHROOT jail. To my knowledge all of the necessary binaries and libraries from netpbm were copied down into the jail. When used, the plugin would just do nothing. And when run in debug mode, no errors or useful information was given in the debug.txt. It was as if nothing was wrong (but the plugin didn't work, either).

I'm not certain how you could help. But just thought I would mention it. I know it's asking a lot, but perhaps it would be possible to get a listing of all binaries and libraries that would be necessary in the chroot structure to run this plugin ? I really would like to use it.

-- KeithHelfrich - 14 Dec 2006

I have synced the topic zip to SVN.

-- SteffenPoulsen - 10 Apr 2007

I moved MarkusKolb's patch from the PhotoarchivePlugin topic to here.

-- PeterThoeny - 16 May 2007

I'm using TWiki version TWiki-4.2.0, Tue, 22 Jan 2008, build 16278, Plugin API version 1.2 Attempting to install PhotoarchivePlugin via bin/configure results in this error:

Subroutine install redefined at /home/twiki/PhotoarchivePlugin_installer line 890.
Running the installer from the command line says:
perl PhotoarchivePlugin_installer.pl install
Install data/TWiki/PhotoarchivePlugin.txt, permissions 0774
Install pub/TWiki/PhotoarchivePluginPhotoarchive/testimage.jpg, permissions 0774
Can't locate object method "findUser" via package "TWiki::Users" at PhotoarchivePlugin_installer.pl line 713,  line 1.

It looks like this is broken for 4.2 and unfortunately, I'm not quite sure how to fix it. I did try to change the findUser() call to findUserByWikiName(), but it then failed shortly thereafter attempting to add a topic.

Perhaps someone has some further suggestions...

-- AidanWilliams - 08 Feb 2008

Re: both 'Subroutine install redefined' and 'Can't locate object method "findUser" ', I have the identical problems on WinXP and virgin Twiki 4.2 & Perl install when installing/upgrading extensions via perl or TWiki's FindMoreExtensions (Kuipu / TinyMCE / Wysiwyg )

It seems its a generic Release 4.2 issue when updating/installing extensions...

-- JoeGyorkos - 25 May 2008

Can this plugin be installed on a hosted server? I'm having issues with the dependencies (netpbm, jpeg libraries) since they don't seem stock out-of-the-box and my server won't let me configure and compile random modules.

More specifically, I get the following error: TWiki::Plugins::PhotoarchivePlugin::initPlugin did not return true (0)

Which is fairly cryptic until I lookedinto the initPlugin function and found the likely culprit was lack of the netpbm module.

-- RedByer - 14 Jun 2008

I changed the ModificationPolicy of this extension from ContactAuthorFirst to PleaseFeelFreeToModify due to inactivity. Anyone please feel free to work on this extension.

-- PeterThoeny - 2012-12-03

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Unknown file formatpatch v1004_1006.patch r1 manage 6.2 K 2007-05-04 - 10:16 MarkusKolb Bugfix patch from version 1.004 to 1.006
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