ETOOBUSY 🚀 minimal blogging for the impatient
Where I rediscover an old piece of software
Some time ago I found iGal, a Perl program to produce galleries of photos.
Briefly after that, I decided to re-implement it. Mostly for fun and for
exploring the challenges that this would pose. The result was
which was available from my web site… at that time.
I guess these kind of softwares have been overseded by something different today. Or maybe not. Anyway, I found it useful again to build my previous post Some CC0 images, which gave me the prompt to…
- … renovate the code a bit (e.g. by using Path::Tiny instead of a lot of other modules), and…
- … package the software as a Docker image based on Alpine Linux.
So there you have it: pgal, the gallery generator!
To use the pre-packaged Docker image:
- ensure you can get images from GitHub’s registry (this, I guess, requires you to have an account)
- use the image!
PGAL='docker.pkg.github.com/polettix/pgal/pgal:latest' ROOT='/path/to/album/root' docker run --rm -itv "$ROOT:/mnt" "$PGAL" -c -r
UPDATE the driver script above has been updated to… work. See also A wrapper/driver shell program for pgal for a better alternative.
This will get you started. At this point:
- edit file/files
.captionsto provide a title to the album (or sub-albums too), as well as captions for each individual image (you can also reorder them and/or exclude some);
.index_template(in the album or in a sub-album) to change the appearance of the page indexing all photos;
.page_template(in the album or in a sub-album) to change the appearance of the page dedicated to a single photo;
- re-run the command above to update the generated pages.
I guess this is it!