- The idea of Kallery came up in my mind at the end of 2001 when I've started to redesign my homepage. I'm an amateur photographer, and have a lot of scanned photos. It is a pain to build a web gallery for them, even with a HTML editor, not talking about the generated code by such editors. So I tried some gallery generator programs, both for Linux and Windows, but none of them produced a gallery what I liked, and what I could use later on my homepage. I planned for a long time ago, that it's really the time to start learning something new, and to (permanently) change to the excellent Linux OS, and now that was the right moment for doing this. And I started to read and tried to understand the (not so difficult) API of the Qt and KDE.
- And here is the result, the Kallery - image gallery generator.
- Kallery is highly configurable. Between other things, you can do the following:
- load a set of images (from different directories)
- convert them to another format, resize them and insert copyright text on them
- create thumbnails for them
- add descriptions for the images
- create a gallery HTML file, which contains the thumbnails
- this gallery format can have different look and feel (by using templates)
- insert navigation buttons, text descriptions near the fullsize images
- save the project, so you can use later to regenerate the same or slightly different (eg. descriptions in other languages) image gallery
- Of course the majority of the above features are optional, and there are also some other things that you can use to customize your image gallery. The result is in the majority of the cases ready for publishing, altough it's always better to check the files, and make other customizations, if needed.