Archive for January, 2011

Release 2.1.3

January 14th, 2011 1 comment

I’m proud to announce the release of phtagr version 2.1.3

You can download the new version from sourceforge  at Sourceforge. Read How To Migrate for migration help.

Here are the improvements since 2.1.2

  • Bread Crumb Search The search term is splitted into single search bread crumbs. The search crumbs simplifies the customization of the search
  • Fast preview file responder Now the images are loaded faster and are fast as hell. It by-passes the MVC CakePHP framework stack based on the HTTP session
  • Translations Added Estonian (Craig), Polish (Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo), Italian (Francesco Piraneo G) translation
  • Mobile Device Support If your are open the gallery with your mobile device a new customized mobile theme is loaded automatically.
  • Email Notification Add email notification for new media which could be triggered by cron job. The notification interval could be set from half an hour to once a month
  • Improved Group Handing The creation and managing of groups is simplified which makes the gallery more social. Try it!
  • SMTP Configuration You can now configure your own SMTP configuration in app/config/core.php to enable email functionality to your web gallery
  • Improved the preview manager. Now a preview might depend on the next larger preview and a preview is not always calculated by the original file which saves a lot of time for smaller previews.
  • Add interval search in the explorer. If you already set a time limit of your search you can easily add another time bound for an interval search.
  • View media based on upload path
  • Add sync shell task to sync all media at once (console based)
  • Add fallback of image size. In rare cases the image size could not extracted correcly. Now getimagesize() should fix this gap.
  • Auto completion for tag, category, and location – also in bread crumbs.
  • And lots of bug fixes…

The next release should get a face lift with a backend and easy customizable frontend – besides tagging, sharing and searching improvements 🙂

Stay tuned!

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Success story: Migration from Zen Photos to phTagr

January 8th, 2011 Comments off

My quest for an open source photo gallery started when my flickr pro account needed renewal, I already had a domain and website, and I thought to myself: “I don’t need to pay flickr, I can do it myself“. So I downloaded all of my flickr photos (about 2 gigs worth) to my local computer and they were organized in directories as they were on flickr. Then I started the search for an open source solution that would be easy to migrate all of my photos to, and what I settled on
was zen photo because I could basically just upload everything with FTP and it would be organized as it was on flickr. It was quick and easy to get setup, however over time what I found was that managing the photos in zen photo was a real pain. The user interface is very cumbersome, and clunky, often times I would make some sort of change only to find later that the change never took because I didn’t scroll waaaay down and hit the “save” button. I also found zenphoto visually
unappealing, even though I could potentially create my own theme, I am not a web designer or an artist so any theme I come up with would be even uglier.

After about a year with zen photo, I decided to start looking around again and that is when I found phtagr, it is a very attractive solution, mass editing and mass  uploads are easy, the user interface is intuitive, and is much more flickr like. The best part is that when I first started using it, I couldn’t get it to work on my webhost, so I e-mailed the phtagr mailing list and Xemle responded quickly and was able to fix my problem. Now it works flawlessly…

Thanks for the hard work.

— by Chris Desjardins

phtagr risponde in italiano

January 3rd, 2011 Comments off

Happy New Year to All!

By today phTagr has now an Italian translation – thanks to Francesco Piraneo G. for his great contribution. The newly updated zip file could be downloaded from SourceForge.

If your language is missing, see How To Translate in the wiki.


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