A simple but powerful photo gallery application for the web
PhotoLyzer is a web application for viewing and writing captions for photos. It is simple to use and install, has support for multi-language text. The philosophy behind the development of PhotoLyzer is to make it as easy as possible to publish images on the internet.
PhotoLyzer works through the use of 3 web pages. The Thumbnails Page, the View Image Page, and the Edit Page. Descriptions and screenshots of these pages are presented below.
View an actual on-line gallery of pictures taken on a recent scuba diving trip
|This is the what you see when you first view a PhotoLyzer online gallery. All the images are presented as small thumbnails with text captions. At the top of the page is a description of the gallery, and at the bottom is a place where you can enter your password to edit the page. Clicking on a thumbnail brings up the View Image page.|
|View Image Page|
|A full size image is displayed when you click on a thumbnail. The top of the page shows the gallery description, and the caption for this image. The thumbnails of the next and previous images are displayed, clicking on either allows you to navigate through the images from the View Image page.|
|This is the configuration page, which you access by entering your administration password into the Thumbnails Page. From here you can configure the size and quality of both the thumbnails and full size images, amongst many other options. Lower in the page (not shown in the screenshot) is the equivalent of the Edit Text page shown in the screenshot below.|
|Edit Text Page|
|Similar to the Edit Page, but only allows you to change the image caption text and the page description. To access this page, enter the Edit Text password from the Thumbnails page. This page is intended to be used by 'regular people' (as opposed to you) who simply want to have fun annotating their online image gallery. The page shown in this screenshot has been configured to support 2 languages.|
You must install a number of software packages in order to use PhotoLyzer. All of the prerequisites necessary to use PhotoLyzer are available with any modern Linux distribution (and probably any of the *BSDs as well). You will need to setup a web server that allows for CGI script execution, and you will need to install a small list of perl modules.