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PHP code for automatically creating a nice table of thumbnails and navigation system for browsing your pictures.
Download the PicsHandler ZIP file.
I created this PHP program after my hiking trip to the Camino
(a wonderful trail which goes
across Spain), where I came back with (no kidding) nearly 800 photographs. Naturally,
I didn't want visitors to my web site to have to wade through all of these to
get to the ones they really wanted to see, so I created this program.
"Pics Handler" comes in two parts. The first presents a table of thumbnails, each
with a caption.
The user can click on any thumbnail to see the picture full size. The second part
allows the user to easily navigate from picture to picture (with next, back, first and last buttons).
Once you have downloaded the zip file, decompress the contents. It contains a single
folder called "fellow_pilgrims". Move this folder to your web-site directory (you can rename it
if you wish).
If PHP is enabled on your website, you should now be able browse through the sample
pictures using a link such as: http://mywebsite.com/fellow_pilgrims . For an
actual working example, check out http://www.pnelsoncomposer.com/camino/fellow_pilgrims.
Experiment clicking on a picture and navigating through the full-sized photos.
How to modify for your own use
To modify the files for your own pictures, do the following:
- Remove all of the images in the "i" subdirectory (i.e. "fellow_pilgrims/i")
and replace them with your own images.
Note: All images should end in ".jpg".
- Remove all of the images in the "i_small" subdirectory and replace them
with thumbnails of your full-size images.
Note: Each thumbnail should have the same name as its corresponding full-sized
image in the "i" subdirectory.
- Edit the "data.php" file. Replace the image file names (first argument of
each "array()" command) with your own file names, and replace the captions
with your own captions.
- Edit the "index.php" file. Change the text and look-and-feel for your needs.
- Edit the "ph_nav.php" file. Change the text and look-and-feel for your needs.
- Test it!
This program should run on nearly any server which supports the PHP scripting
language. It has been tested with Apache 2.0.49 and
This program is freeware. It can be used by anyone for any purpose whatsoever.
I am, however, posting this software in the hopes that it will drive more traffic to my website.
So, if you want to help me out, then please link to http://www.pnelsoncomposer.com.
The link to the PicsHandler software can be found at: http://www.pnelsoncomposer.com/software/PicsHandler.html.