Photo Blog Ability? (31 posts)

  1. scooter
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Photo Blog Ability?

  2. scooter
    Posted 13 years ago #

    umm, thats odd. I tried to post a topic, and it came out like that. Bug?
    Anyway, I'm wondering if there will be any photoblog ability avaliable within WP releases in the future? Or will previous hacks work?

  3. Geronimo
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Yes that would be nice.

  4. Matt Mullenweg
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Sorry about the topic thing, I had made some changes and I didn't notice that problem since I generally reply to threads rather than start them. It should work now.
    Photoblog features are definitely going to be a priority in the future, particularly to me as a photographer. I would recommend posting some specific feature requests now and we'll look at them down the road when we're building the photolog stuff.

  5. seriocomic
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Look at possibly porting into existing photo gallery scripts. I have searched far and wide for good ones and the best I found and use is http://www.chezgreg.net/coppermine/, which has already been ported to pMachine.
    This would alleviate having to worry about all the configuration and other misc files needed for SQL handling, thumbnailing etc.
    However, from what I have seen you guys do with this script I wouldn't be surprised if you came up with something better. :)

  6. flashpunk
    Posted 13 years ago #

    as long as it has some type of thumbnailing feature, i'd be happy

  7. southerngal
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Coppermine is wonderful, I have used it in the past. It's a great starting point.

  8. TigerDE2
    Posted 13 years ago #

    what do you mean by photo blog abiliy?
    and what about http://gallery.menalto.com/ ?

  9. southerngal
    Posted 13 years ago #

    A photo blog is a blog with pictures on it. Some people like having thumbnails as well.
    I have used gallery in the past and it's a really difficult program to customize. It's great and all, but, I won't be using that again.

  10. pixilated
    Posted 13 years ago #

    More like http://www.photosbylynda.com/pencam/ (uses pmachine) or http://www.sensitivelight.com/blog/ (uses mt). Of course, Matt has one too but I'm not sure what he uses.

  11. Oakie
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I am a fan and user of coppermine as well.

  12. Matt Mullenweg
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I just took a look at coppermine and it seems quite nice.

  13. Geronimo
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I use Coopermine for my galleries. It seems very flexible. I know they have intergrated it into forum software per users requests alreadly. Dont know how much work it would take to intergrate it into wordpress though.

  14. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    not to sound posh or anything but I find this:
    to be the slickest photoblog I have seen on the net so far. hands down.
    coppermine is a POS, sorry folks, look at the code, zillions of errors, sloppy coding etc ect. besides it's total overkill for a photoblog.
    menalto, ditto.
    hipoxia hits the nail. right there.
    too lazy to register so there!

  15. Laughinglizard
    Posted 12 years ago #

    hipoxia uses MT.
    However, the CSS and the design/photographic capabilities of Brian are what make his photoblog such a pleasure to visit, not the tool he uses!
    I run a very simple moblog (WordPress) at http://dinki.mine.nu/moblog/
    Every picture in there is emailed to the blog through my phone. I never, ever log into the admin. (though mine is NOT as aesthetically pleasing as Brian's)

  16. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    toolazytoregister might have to register after all at some point!
    2 Qs (having no experience with neither of the 2 )
    1) hipoxia could be run with WP also?
    2) MT is perl, yet the files are php?
    your moblog is mobile friendly for sure :D
    I doubt hipoxia is as mobile friendly.
    but then again that might be beside the point.
    Still trying to decide which script to use or maybe I should be bothered to write my own, huh.

  17. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Brian from photo.hipoxia.com here.
    First thanks for all the kind words. I reall appreciate that.
    For you who doesn't quite know Movable Type, it's based on templates, and perl generates flatfiles. It keeps the data in a MySQL database and creates single files from that. Only the comments are extracted from the database on the fly. You can give the flatfiles any extension you like. I put it to .php to be able to use random small PHP hacks in my code. A good example of this, is the Exif data which is pulled out of the images through PHP.
    Hope that answers some of your questions.

  18. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    ahh yes. Thanks Brian.
    I take it you use Exifer by Jake Olefsky
    for EXIF data pull?
    Again, it's still the slickest photoblog I have seen so far.
    the only possible thing missing is a sort of slideshow option but then again that would mean javascript and me no like that and maybe a break down of the archive view into months in order to reduce load time.
    darn i need to decide on a script :D

  19. Laughinglizard
    Posted 12 years ago #

    My opinion: Just choose one.
    Frankly, WP and MT are both so nice that you will forget (in either case) about the trials of making the decision as soon as you make it. You will be too caught up with the blogging experience.
    And register already! :-)

  20. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Nope I didn't use Exifer. I wrote my own php hack, using the PHP function exif_read_data.

  21. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    even niftier ;-)
    maybe this hack could be implemented in wp and wp-photo?

  22. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Brian from photo.hipoxia.com here again.
    For those interested in how I pull the exif data, here's the PHP code. It was written quite fast and sloppy and could probably have been done a lot smarter and prettier, but it works :) :
    // Picture
    print "<img src=\"".$img."\"><br>";
    // List exif data
    $exif = read_exif_data ($img);
    while(list($k,$v)=each($exif)) {
    $picture[$k] = $v;
    if($picture["ExposureTime"]) {
    // Focal length
    $focal = $picture["FocalLength"];
    $focal2 = str_replace("/", " ", $focal);
    $mm = explode(" ", $focal2);
    // print focal length
    print "Focal length: ".$mm[0]/$mm[1]."mm\n<br>";
    $aperture = $picture["ApertureValue"];
    $aperture2 = str_replace("/", " ", $aperture);
    $aperture3 = explode(" ", $aperture2);
    $aperturefinal = $aperture3[0]/$aperture3[1];
    print "Aperture: f/".round($aperturefinal,1)."<br>";
    // Exposure
    $et = $picture["ExposureTime"];
    $et2 = str_replace("/", " ", $et);
    $ss = explode(" ", $et2);
    if ($ss[1] > 1) {
    print $picture["ExposureTime"]. " sec<br>";
    print $ss[0]. " sec<br>";
    print "ISO: <b>".$picture["ISOSpeedRatings"]."</b>";
    else {
    print "No Exif data";
    Maybe I should register a user too? ;)

  23. markvm
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I made this site this morning http://www.capturedtime.com using Greymatter 1.3. Very simple process. The links on the right take you to my galleries @ http://www.pbase.com/markvm. pbase is very inexpensive and reads exif, multple size viewing, and for 23 bucks a year it wins over anything I would ever install and keep up. I paid for the 300mb version which is 60 bucks. Very simple process to use also. No coding, just clicking buttons mostly. You can try it free for 30 days.
    i installed wordpress last night and would love to see some kind of photoblog. wordpress is clearly above all the other blogging software I have tried.

  24. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Hey There,
    I have a photoblog (www.photos.void-music.com) done entirely by HTML and as you might tell, doing updates can be a pretty good chore - not entirely, but the load could be lightened (Using Dreamweaver MX makes the job much easier).
    Anyways, I was intrigued by having two features - comments under the photos and having the index page point directly towards the latest post.
    I was suggested by a plethora of other photobloggers to use Movable Type, but, alas, after consulting with the tech support of my hosting, they wouldn't allow it.
    "Resource hogging and Spam issues" they claimed.
    So, after seeing Ryan Flynn's photography page (www.ryanflynnphoto.com/blog/) (although it doesn't contain comments, I'm sure it could, possibly) I was intrigued to use Word Press.
    I installed it, and it got up and running quicker than movable type - congrats - however, There is a concern I have. It all seemed based on one single page, whereas I was looking to have it generate new pages (each publish makes a new page independant to the picture, persay)
    I want to make the move over so that the site looks almost entirely the same and the posts look exactly as the 'posts' I have now do (the same previous and next button, as well as the four hyperlinks on the upper right of the bar up top)
    Although Ryan's is much more cleaner, I have noticed that, as I assume, all he has to do is go through the general process of publishing and then, thus, having it generate a new page.
    Is it possbile to do what I'm asking? To retain the layout and look of my site while attaining an easier to update ability/comments/index redirection without having to be sneaky with my hosting and use Movable Type?
    Thanks in advance,
    P.S. (Sorry for the long ramble)

  25. jxn
    Posted 12 years ago #

    yes it is certainly possible to do.
    Wordpress uses CSS to do the layout, so you could definately get your old layout back. as for the page structures, that's doable too.
    you can set the number of posts shown on each page to 1, and the index page would default to show the latest entry.
    the next and previous links are doable too, using these tags:
    <?php next_post() ?> and <?php previous_post() ?>
    taken from: http://wordpress.org/docs/template/#post_content
    edit the CSS and the index.php and you're golden. a seperate archives.php is probably needed too, but it wont be hard to do. :) good luck!

  26. lstelie
    Posted 12 years ago #

    What I' love to have in WP is something like

    I'm not sure a gallery would fit. A gallery is to styore a lot of picturs, a photoblog purpose is to post on a regular basis some photo (or picture) with the ability to have comment, this is not exactly the same thing

  27. ihad
    Posted 12 years ago #

    quite right, photoblog != gallery
    adding coppermine or menalto gallery or any other gallery script to WP is a bad idea imho and raises all kinds of problems, (xhtml) standard and security wise, let alone theme and usability wise.
    photoblog is just one more step to the real goal: mediablog.
    why differentiate between "content"? anything can be content! audio, video/streaming, photos, ascii art, you name it, "text" can be anything. offering/designing a comfortable interface to publish "text" is challenging and a continuously evolving process.
    intertextually yours

  28. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    To me, using something like WordPress is more powerful than a normal gallery, just for the cross catagorization that can happen. I'm working on making a gallery and a photolog out of a base install 1.2 version of WordPress (using a couple of plugins like wpPaginate). So when I post a photo, I put it into catagories like People, Black and White, etc.
    Right now, I'm trying to figure out the sizes of the photos I'm going to use and how the layout will work best. I'm contemplating putting the main photo in the excerpt field so it doesn't interfere with my copy area. Also trying to read on the custom key to see if I can use that for thumbnails to display thumbs in archives...

  29. Laughinglizard
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Has everyone checked out Pictorialis and Pictorialis II??
    Pictorialis example:
    Pictorialis download and announcement:
    Pictorialis II example:
    Pictorialis II download and announcement:
    These are all built out of WordPress.

  30. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    While on the topic of pictoralis - does anyone have a clue why the left part of "frame" of the thumbnails is missing on the main page? It looks okay in Firefox but in IE 6.0 it looks like cut off on the left. ANy idea how to fix that? I guess its probably some kind of problem with padding/margin as I've usually seen happening with IE and firefox but I'm at a total loss how to fix it in this case.

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