Templated HTML galleries based on in-photo metadata
Photoweb creates HTML galleries based on in-photo metadata, from flexible templates. What’s different about it?
- It’s easy to add new photos; just drop them in the folder and re-run
- You don’t have to track metadata; it comes from the photos themselves, using standard embedded metadata
- It’s easy to modify the templates to make your photos look great.
See <http://www.mnot.net/photo/> for an example.
- Python 2.6 or greater; see <http://python.org/>
- The PIL and pystache libraries.
It’s easiest with PIP:
$ pip install photoweb
To generate the HTML for a gallery, call photoweb from the command line:
$ photoweb .
You can generate multiple galleries at once:
$ photoweb beach hawaii snow
When you first generate a gallery, you can specify the page title and description, which will be used in the template:
$ photoweb -p “At the Beach” -d “We went to the beach for a weekend. Fun!” .
The page metadata will be saved in a file (md.json) for use next time you run photoweb.
Creating and Using Templates
By default, the default template will be used (from ~/.photoweb/tpl/default; if it isn’t there, it’ll be automagically created). You can edit this, or create new templates, using them with the -t option:
$ photoweb -t “my template” .
Templates are directories with the following files in them:
- md.json - a configuration file
- gallery.html - the overview page
- detail.html - a single photo page
Take a look at the default template to get an idea of how to create your own.
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