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Steatite – Pictures archive for qualitative analysis

License: GNU Affero General Public License


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Steatite is a server software. There is no need to install it on your own computer to use it. The usual way is to be "hosted" by one's own institution (ask your system administrator). If your use cases meet our research interests, we can also host your data on our community server.

Installation requirements

  • Git client
  • Apache HTTP server with PHP and rewrite module
  • Netpbm (Linux, MacOS X, Mingw32)
  • ExifTool
  • SQLite 3

Installation procedure

  • In a Web folder:

      git clone
      cd Steatite
      mkdir -m 755 picture thumbnail attribute
      sqlite3 attribute/database <schema.sql
      chown -R www-data picture thumbnail attribute
  • If the last command threw an error, your system may use a different username for Apache-owned files. Change it accordingly.

  • Set Apache PATH environment to include mkdir, file and anytopnm (see wiki for OS-dependent procedures).

  • In /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini (or equivalent), set upload_max_filesize, max_file_uploads and post_max_size high enough for your mass uploading needs.