Re: Donkey Pics
- From: "pmj" <post@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 07:37:05 GMT
"Jeff Gaines" <jgaines_newsid@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On 02/08/2005 pmj wrote:
>> & to make it really useful, it offers "System Variables", which you
>> can put in to the HTML, to Automagically fill in things like the
>> Picture FileName, Size & various other bits of Info, such as the
>> stuff stored in the EXIF Data in the JPEG Files.
> Many thanks for all the recommendations for IrfanView,
> it's down-loaded and installed :-)
Have a good look through the Settings & Options in it (but in IrfanView
they are called "Properties", in the Options Menu cos the bloke that
wrote it is "Foreign"<g>)
It also has quite a few different sort of "Sections" ("Modes"?) to it,
each with a load more Options - the Default Settings are *sometimes* Ok,
but you can usually get better results by Setting the Options to suit
what your're doing.
There's a "Batch" Mode (which has 2 distinct Modes of Operation -
Converting & ReNaming (& also both of those!)
& also the "Thumbnails" View, which has yet more Options & is where you
get the Options to Create a Web type Picture Gallery.
> I've used the thumbnail utility to create 10 thumbnails with
> associated HTML files and imported them into Net Objects.
Those HTMl Files are all generated from the Template Files in the
Sub-Folder where it's Installed, called "Html".
>... For ease of maintenance I've called them Picture 1 to Picture 10
I wopuld strongly suggest that you use 01 to 10 - so that they Sort
Correctly in a Normal Alpha-Numeric File Listing, otherwise you may well
end up with File 10 showing up next to File 1!
>... but it would be really useful to use the EXIF data.
Yes, the "System Variables" that it uses (so you can include the stuff
*Automagically* in the Pages, without having to write (or Edit) each
are a really Handy thing, not just the EXIF Data is available but
various other stuff as well, such as the FileName & Date/Time etc...
Look for the bits in the Templates surrounded by "#" Symbols...
>... Before I get lost is that in the main IrfanView app or in the
> Thumbnail app?
Ummm - hang on - I'll go & have a look! - There are so many things it
can do, I can't remember exactly where they all are...
>... I've found an option to set IPTC data is that EXIF data?
Nope - IPTC Data (which some Cameras & Image Editing things use)
is actually (part of) the IIM (Information Interchange Model) developed
by the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council !) for
Storing "Meta Data" about Files, so they can be easily Identified.
For more Info about it, have a look at:
> A brief pointer as to where to find it would be useful and I'll go
> through the appropriate help etc. I'm not massively keen to learn
> HTML but perhaps I'll need to!
You only need to know the basics - HTML is (broadly) like many of the
other Programming Languages that you know about.
OK - The EXIF Data is actually available in IrfanView in *any* of the
parts of the Program that can make use of it!!!
The Thumbnails/HTML thingy & also in the Batch Rename thingy...
Look for the bits with "#" Symbols round them - there's a [Help] Button
near them - which goes straight to the part of the Help File that
explains what Variables are available (& not just the EXIF Data ones)...
& it Lists them all.
Use the HotKey "E" to Show the EXIF Data, for any JPEG File that
contains any EXIF Data, or Menu>Image>Information>[EXIF]
It really is one of those Utilities, that the more you use it,
the more you find what it can do!!!
& you keep on finding things that you never even knew could be done!!!
& the Batch/ReName thingy is actually quite useful for *any* sort of
Files, not just Picture Files1 - When you have a bundle of Files that
you want to sort out.
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