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PhotoGen - Creates a photo gallery from GIFs and JPEGs

PhotoGen is a bash shell script that creates photo galleries from a directory of JPEG and GIF images. The script generates thumbnails from the large images, and lets you choose a background color for the gallery add captions to each thumbnail image. Images can be resized without distortion. A home page URL can be added to each page, and you can optionally archive the original images in your working directory.


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Version 1.9b (stable) released on 2003-06-30
Licensed under a simple permissive license (no non-warranty claus.
This is not a GNU package.

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Interfacescommand line
Source languagesShell script
Use requirementsbash, ImageMagick
Weak prerequisitesX (to display an image and give it a caption)
Related programsPicBook, Gphoto, BINS,, Developer's Image Library, Picview, Jpg2html,, iGal, Pharch, MiG

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License verified byJanet Casey <> on 2002-07-18
Entry compiled byJanet Casey <>


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