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Geo Tagging

October 21st, 2009 Comments off

phTagr supports now (simple) geo tagging of the media. Input fields where added to the meta data form and the latitude and longitude values could be entered directly. Additional, the google map shows the current location of the center which could be used through copy’n’paste for the geo input.

So select an image with geo location, open the map and center the map to the location for the new media. Copy the location below the map and insert it into the geo input form.

Happy Geo Tagging!

Update 2009-11-03: A context menu was added to help to navigate through the map, which is opened by the right mouse click. It adds following actions: Zoom in, Zoom out, Zoom in here, and Center here. Especially the last action is helpful to find the correct position!

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Welcome page redesigned

August 14th, 2009 Comments off

Recently the welcome page of phtagr was redesigned and is now more responsive.

The tag and category clouds are moved down whereas a random picture and a couple new media are shown on the top.  These changes are more informative for new and old visitors who want to know whats going on.

Go have a look!

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First plugin released: DupFinder

August 11th, 2009 Comments off

As by today the first phTagr plugin is released: The DupFinder plugin finds media duplicates and merges the copies to one master media.

This plugin is very helpful if first lower quality media are uploaded to phTagr and the original data are uploaded on a later stage.

Example Scenario: Bob is traveling and want to upload his new vacation images as quick as possible. However, the Internet connection at the NetCafe is slow and upload of all original media is time consuming. Bob selects the best images and creates preview of it, which he uploads to phTagr. While Bob continue to travel his friends can tag the image and write comments.

When Bob arrives at home he uploads the original media and merges the tags and comments of the previews to the original.

See the wiki page of DupFinder for more details.

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User registration

August 4th, 2009 Comments off

A new awesome option was finally added to phTagr: the anonymous user registration. With this option enabled users can register by themselves and get a initial upload quota. The initial upload quota is set by the site admin in the registration settings.

After the user submits initial data like username, password and email the user must confirm the account creation by a key which is sent to his email address.

This new feature will now gain thousands and thousands of new user *harhar*.

See all the screenshots of the user registration.

Merged branch phtagr-media-schema

April 25th, 2009 Comments off

The branch phtagr-media-schema was merged to the trunk successfully. The new database schema fits more the database relation between files and media and changes the model Image to the model Media.

Upgrade your phTagr instance

The database must be upgraded to the new schema. However, the new merged trunk comes with a handy shell script upgradeMediaSchema which handles the database upgrade and data migration. Update your phtagr code of trunk via svn and change to your phtagr directory and execute the shell script by ‘../cake/console/cake -app phtagr upgradeMediaSchema upgrade

phtagr$ svn up
phtagr$ ../cake/console/cake -app phtagr upgradeMediaSchema
Schema Upgrade Shell Script for Media Schema
Help screen
    Upgrade schema to media schema
phtagr$ ../cake/console/cake -app phtagr upgradeMediaSchema upgrade
Schema Upgrade Shell Script for Media Schema
Prepare upgrade...
Upgrade schema...
Migrate 132 media...
Finalizing upgrade...
All done. Enjoy!

Reasons for a new Schema

The old schema uses only one table for a image/media which includes also the file information. Since a media is not only restricted to one file, this schema does not model the reality well. E.g. a media could be a video and the video thumb file or an image with a sound memo attached to it. Since now, phTagr uses also the term media instead of image.

The new schema splits the old table images to the table media and table files while the model Media gets a HasMany relation to the model File.

Other changes

The merge comes also with an improved import functionality. phTagr has now a Filter Manger which handles the import and export of a media and/or metadata. Currently there are three different filters:

  • Image Filter (JPEG)
  • Video Filter (AVI, MOV, MPEG, THM)
  • GPS Filter (LOG)

New filters could be implemented more convenient (e.g. a Sound Filter which attaches a sound memo to a media). The Filter Manager supports a priority based import that a video thumbnail is read after the video file.

New HTML Upload

January 28th, 2009 Comments off

A new HTML upload functionality was recently committed. Users can now upload files easily via the web browser in the ‘My Files’ section (while the more advanced functionality over the webdav interface still remains).

The new upload functionality is basic, but has some nifty features: Users can create folders to keep an order and upload files to the new created folder. Also files of a ZIP archives could be extracted automatically.

See the new screenshots at the demo page and happy uploading!

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New GPS input filter

December 3rd, 2008 Comments off

Recently a new input filter for GPS data was added to phTagr. Now, NMEA files from GPS logger such as Sony’s GPSCS1 can be imported directly and adds the GPS coordinates of the images. Combined with Google Maps it adds a nice feature to the gallery to locate your image inside the map.

The GPS coordinates are exported to the EXIF header as GPSLatitude, GPSLatitudeRef, GPSLongitude, GPSLongitudeRef values on the next meta data sync.

While the GPS data are saved in UCT, your timezone of your image might be a different one. The current implementation has a static time offset of two hours (UCT+2), but a special option should be implemented soon. Also an import filter for KML files would be a nice option.

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Database Schema Changed

October 30th, 2008 Comments off

By revision 386 the database schema of phtagr changed and must be changed manually! Please update your phtagr source to the latest version and rename the table ‘configs’ to ‘options’. Execute following mySQL command for your phtagr database. Please consider your table prefixes if you have it.

mysql> RENAME TABLE 'configs' TO 'options';
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Authenticated RSS and Links

September 1st, 2008 1 comment

phTagr supports now authenticated RSS and direct link for guest’s images through a special key parameter.

The new feature is helpful for your RSS feed reader to fetch all recent images or comments. In the past only the public images where gathered for the RSS feed. Now you can use the special authenticated RSS link from Preferences -> RSS to get all the updates for your account including non public images and comments.

Such authenticated RSS links are also available for guest accounts via Preferences -> Guest Accounts -> Guest -> Links. The media RSS could be used to embed special images of a guest account, eg. through the WordPress Plugin gSlideShow.

Further a single direct link of a Guest’s images could be sent to friends via Preferences -> Guest Accounts -> Guest -> Links. Our friends dont have to remember the login username or password anymore: The page My Images of the guest is directly shown.

The key parameter authenticates the user for the current (and temporary) session only. For permanent authentication the user has to be log in via username and password. Since the authenticated RSS or direct link should be used carefully, the key could be renewed easily in the corresponding menu.

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Support of Comments

August 12th, 2008 Comments off

phTagr supports now user comments and visitors and users could comment on images or videos. The home side shows the recent comments and a comment RSS is also availiable via URL comments/rss, e.g. from the demo page: See the screenshots or try it out.

Recent Comment

Recent comments on home side

New Comment

Add a new comment (for visitors with captcha)

New Comment (for users)

Add a new comment (for users)

Visitors (anonymous users) have to enter a captcha which should prevent spam entries. The captcha is realized due the great Kcaptcha project.
The image owner will receive a notification email on new comments:
Dear admin

A new comment of image PICT7375.JPG was submitted.

View image:
Delete comment:

From: Jon Doe
Date: 2008-08-10 12:46:09

If you are anonymous you have to enter your name, email and a captcha to your comment.

You are notified about new comments via email if you select "Notify me on new comments".


Your phTagr Agent

Also other comment writers are able to receive new comment notification mails on their commented images, if they select the notification options.