Apache::Gallery - mod_perl handler to create an image gallery
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Latest commit f29e303 Jan 23, 2017 @MattBlissett HiDPI for picture view


    Apache::Gallery - mod_perl handler to create an image gallery

    See the INSTALL file in the distribution for installation instructions.

    Apache::Gallery creates an thumbnail index of each directory and allows
    viewing pictures in different resolutions. Pictures are resized on the
    fly and cached. The gallery can be configured and customized in many
    ways and a custom copyright image can be added to all the images without
    modifying the original.

    The gallery will also show videos and allow downloading of other files.

    In your httpd.conf you set the global options for the gallery. You can
    also override each of the options in .htaccess files in your gallery

    The options are set in the httpd.conf/.htaccess file using the syntax:
    PerlSetVar OptionName 'value'

    Example: PerlSetVar GalleryCacheDir '/var/cache/www/'

        Directory where Apache::Gallery should create its cache with scaled
        pictures. The default is /var/cache/www/ . Here, a directory for
        each virtualhost or location will be created automatically. Make
        sure your webserver has write access to the CacheDir.

        Full path to the directory where you placed the templates. This
        option can be used both in your global configuration and in
        .htaccess files, this way you can have different layouts in
        different parts of your gallery.

        No default value, this option is required.

        With this option you can define which EXIF information you would
        like to present from the image. The format is: '<MyName =>
        KeyInEXIF, MyOtherName => OtherKeyInEXIF'

        Examples of keys: ShutterSpeedValue, ApertureValue, SubjectDistance,
        and Camera

        You can view all the keys from the EXIF header using this

        perl "-e" 'use Data::Dumper; use Image::Info qw(image_info); print
        Dumper(image_info(shift));' filename.jpg

        Default is: 'Picture Taken => DateTimeOriginal, Flash => Flash'

        Defines which widths images can be scaled to. Images cannot be
        scaled to other widths than the ones you define with this option.

        The default is '640 800 1024 1600'

        Defines the width and height of the thumbnail images.

        Defaults to '100x75'

        If set to '1', GalleryThumbnailSize is the long and the short side
        of the thumbnail image instead of the width and height.

        Defaults to '0'.

        Image you want to blend into your images in the lower right corner.
        This could be a transparent png saying "copyright my name 2001".


        Make the navigation in the picture view wrap around (So Next at the
        end displays the first picture, etc.)

        Set to 1 or 0, default is 0

        Allow the user to download the Original picture without resizing or
        putting the CopyrightImage on it.

        Set to 1 or 0, default is 0

        With this option you can configure which intervals can be selected
        for a slideshow. The default is '3 5 10 15 30'

        Instead of the default filename ordering you can sort by any stat
        attribute. For example size, atime, mtime, ctime.

        Cache EXIF data using Memoize - this will make Apache::Gallery
        faster when many people access the same images, but it will also
        cache EXIF data until the current Apache child dies.

        You can choose how Apache::Gallery should display EXIF info from
        your images.

        The default setting is 'namevalue'. This setting will make
        Apache::Gallery print out the names and values of the EXIF values
        you configure with GalleryInfo. The information will be parsed into
        $INFO in pictureinfo.tpl.

        You can also set it to 'values' which will make A::G parse the
        configured values into the var $EXIFVALUES as 'value | value |

        If you set this option to 'variables' the items you configure in
        GalleryInfo will be available to your templates as $EXIF_<KEYNAME>
        (in all uppercase). That means that with the default setting
        "Picture Taken => DateTimeOriginal, Flash => Flash" you will have
        the variables $EXIF_DATETIMEORIGINAL and $EXIF_FLASH available to
        your templates. You can place them anywhere you want.

        Change the location of gallery root. The default is ""

        Change the name that appears as the root element in the menu. The
        default is "root:"

        This options controls how many thumbnails should be displayed in a
        page. It requires $BROWSELINKS to be in the index.tpl template file.

        Pattern matching the files you want Apache::Gallery to view in the
        index as thumbnails.

        The default is '\.(jpe?g|png|tiff?|ppm)$'

        Pattern matching the files you want Apache::Gallery to view in the
        index as videos.

	Only types supported by HTML 5 should be included.

        The default is '\.(ogv|ogx|m4v|mp4|webm)$'

        Pattern matching the files you want Apache::Gallery to view in the
        index as normal files. All other filetypes will still be served by
        Apache::Gallery but are not visible in the index.

        The default is

        To use the GalleryCopyrightText feature you must set this option to
        the directory where your True Type fonts are stored. No default is


                PerlSetVar      GalleryTTFDir '/usr/share/fonts/'

        To use the GalleryCopyrightText feature this option must be set to
        the name of the True Type font you wish to use. Example:

                PerlSetVar      GalleryTTFFile 'verdanab.ttf'

        Configure the size of the CopyrightText that will be inserted as
        copyright notice in the corner of your pictures.


                PerlSetVar      GalleryTTFSize '10'

        The text that will be inserted as copyright notice.


                PerlSetVar      GalleryCopyrightText '(c) Michael Legart'

        The text color of your copyright notice.


        White: PerlSetVar GalleryCopyrightColor '255,255,255,255'

        Black: PerlSetVar GalleryCopyrightColor '0,0,0,255'

        Red: PerlSetVar GalleryCopyrightColor '255,0,0,255'

        Green: PerlSetVar GalleryCopyrightColor '0,255,0,255'

        Blue: PerlSetVar GalleryCopyrightColor '0,0,255,255'

        Transparent orange: PerlSetVar GalleryCopyrightColor '255,127,0,127'

        The background-color of a GalleryCopyrightText

        r,g,b,a - for examples, see GalleryCopyrightColor

        The quality (1-100) of scaled images

        This setting affects the quality of the scaled images. Set this to a
        low number to reduce the size of the scaled images. Remember to
        clear out your cache if you change this setting. Quality seems to
        default to 75, at least in the jpeg and png loader code in Imlib2


        Quality at 50: PerlSetVar GalleryQuality '50'

        Set this option to 1 to convert underscores to spaces in the listing
        of directory and file names, as well as in the alt attribute for
        HTML <img> tags.

        Set this option to e.g. ImageDescription to use this field as
        comments for images.

        Set this option to 1 to enable generation of a media RSS feed. This
        can be used e.g. together with the PicLens plugin from

    Ignore directories/files
        To ignore a directory or a file (of any kind, not only images) you
        create a <directory|file>.ignore file.

        To hide a directory or a file from finding it by browsing, whilst
        still allowing direct access if the name is known, create a
        <directory|file>.noindex file.

        To include comments for a directory you create a <directory>.comment
        file where the first line can contain "TITLE: New title" which will
        be the title of the page, and a comment on the following lines. To
        include comments for each picture you create files called
        picture.jpg.comment where the first line can contain "TITLE: New
        title" which will be the title of the page, and a comment on the
        following lines.


                TITLE: This is the new title of the page
                And this is the comment.<br />
                And this is line two of the comment.

        The visible name of the folder is by default identical to the name
        of the folder, but can be changed by creating a file
        <directory>.folder with the visible name of the folder.

        It is also possible to set GalleryCommentExifKey to the name of an
        EXIF field containing the comment, e.g. ImageDescription. The EXIF
        comment is overridden by the .comment file if it exists.

    Perl 5
    Apache with mod_perl
    Imlib2 Remember the -dev package when using rpm, deb or other package

    Michael Legart <michael@legart.dk>

    Modifications by Matthew Blissett <matt@blissett.me.uk>.  See source
    code on GitHub for details: <https://github.com/MattBlissett/Apache-Gallery>

    Copyright © 2001-2011 Michael Legart <michael@legart.dk>

    'default' template designed by Thomas Kjaer <tk@lnx.dk>
    'modern' template designed by Matthew Blissett.

    Apache::Gallery is free software and is released under the Artistic
    License. See http://www.perl.com/language/misc/Artistic.html for

    The video icons are from the GNOME project. http://www.gnome.org/

    Thanks to Thomas Kjaer for templates and design of
    http://apachegallery.dk Thanks to Thomas Eibner and other for patches.
    (See the Changes file)

    perl, mod_perl, Image::Imlib2, CGI::FastTemplate, Image::Info, and