Bash Script to generate static web galleries. No server-side programs (i.e. PHP, MySQL) required.
gallery.sh is simple bash shell script which generates static html thumbnail (image, photo) galleries using the
jhead command-line utilities.
It requires no special server-side script to run to view image galleries because everything is pre-rendered.
It offers several features:
- Responsive layout
- Thumbnails which fill the browser efficiently
- Download the original image file
- Nice and simple Bootstrap CSS layout
- Locally previewable galleries by accessing images locally (e.g.
- JPEG header EXIF data extraction
- Auto-rotation of vertical images
This combination of features makes a better user experience than pretty much all the big online photo hosts. All you need is a place to host your plain html and jpeg files. This can also be Amazon S3.
Download Bash script
curl -O "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Cyclenerd/gallery_shell/master/gallery.sh"
On a debian-based system (Ubuntu), just run:
sudo apt install imagemagick jhead
Under macOS you can install it with...
sudo port install imagemagick jhead
brew install imagemagick jhead
gallery.sh [-t <title>] [-d <thumbdir>] [-h]: [-t <title>] sets the title (default: Gallery) [-d <thumbdir>] sets the thumbdir (default: __thumbs) [-h] displays help (this message)
gallery.sh -t "My Photos" -d "thumbs"
gallery.sh works in the current directory.
Just load the
index.html in a browser see the output.
The directory should contain a bunch of JPEG (.jpg or .JPG) files. It does not work recursively. ZIP files (.zip or .ZIP) and movies (.mov, .MOV, .mp4 or .MP4) are also considered. They appear as a download button in the gallery.
Create a Bash alias for
~/.bash_aliases in your text editor:
Add your alias:
GNU Public License version 3. Please feel free to fork and modify this on GitHub (https://github.com/Cyclenerd/gallery_shell).