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(Message started by: willyman on Aug 30th, 2012, 5:42pm)

Title: Galerie 5.4.0 incompatible with Mountain Lion?
Post by willyman on Aug 30th, 2012, 5:42pm
Hi Ronald,

I tried after a longer while to generate a new picture show. All
preferences of my last use are still hooked but I cannot choose a specific template. Template shown in the box was a test and removed in the meantime

My Mac is a iMac 2.92 Intel Core Duo with 4 GB DDR3 memory and OS X 10.8.1

Title: Re: Galerie 5.4.0 incompatible with Mountain Lion?
Post by Ronald P. Regensburg on Aug 31st, 2012, 1:20pm
Galerie development stopped five year ago. The latest release version was intended to work with MacOSX 10.4 (Tiger). There was one beta that was intended to solve an issue with MacOSX 10.5 (Leopard). You can expect Galerie to stop working at some point with newer versions of OSX and/or iPhoto and other image browsers.

If you want to use Galerie in  OSX 10.7 and later you will need to replace in Galerie application bundle the PPC version of jhead with an Intel version:
http://www.myriad-online.com/cgi-bin/bbs/YaBB.pl?board=galerie;action=display;num=1311428344

In OSX 10.8 it appears that, indeed, you cannot choose templates from the popup menu in the main window. You can, however, still choose templates from the Templates window (Window menu > Templates, or command-T).

Title: Re: Galerie 5.4.0 incompatible with Mountain Lion?
Post by johnsky on Oct 18th, 2012, 6:33am
Hi,

I'm running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) with iPhoto (9.4.1) on my Mac Mini (early 2009 model), and I have no problem Using Galerie 5.4.0.

I've just used it to create three somewhat large albums at:
http://johnpix.com

I have all the templates installed (collections 1-8 and Seasons and events) and used the "Grey minimal" template.

At first I also thought that I could not choose a template, but then I realized that you have to click on the drop-down menu, and then wait something like at least 20-30 seconds, and THEN you get to see the menu items.

Title: Re: Galerie 5.4.0 incompatible with Mountain Lion?
Post by davidmorr on Jun 15th, 2013, 3:27pm

on 08/31/12 at 13:20:13, Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:
If you want to use Galerie in OSX 10.7 and later you will need to replace in Galerie application bundle the PPC version of jhead with an Intel version:
http://www.myriad-online.com/cgi-bin/bbs/YaBB.pl?board=galerie;action=display;num=1311428344

Since development has stopped, is there any chance you could make it open-source so someone else might take up development? Or so the curious can see how it was done?

I have found that 5.4.0 works fine on OS X 10.8.3, except that the images it produces are very blurry. Are they the originals from iPhoto, or are they generated from the thumbnails I have selected in iPhoto?

Title: Re: Galerie 5.4.0 incompatible with Mountain Lion?
Post by Ronald P. Regensburg on Jun 16th, 2013, 2:07pm
If someone is interested in developing Galerie further, he or she can contact Didier Guillion. However, I doubt that anyone is interested in devoting time and effort to this project because the very basic concept of this application is very much outdated. It is an AppleScript Studio project, now obsolete, and it is is not the way web developers will want to have image galleries displayed in web pages nowadays.

When you want to use Galerie in OSX 10.8, best use the beta created for OSX 10.5 and replace the ppc version of jhead with the intel version as described above.

I am not sure what you mean with "blurry". The images are not the originals, they are created from the originals (not from the thumbnails) in the resolution you set in Galerie main window. Some variables for the image creation (quality/compression, antialiasing) can be set in the Export tab in Galerie preferences.

If you create several different (versions of) galleries in the same location, make sure you reload the pages in your browser or empty your browser's cache when viewing the new gallery. When the browser uses cached images rather than newly created images, you may get unexpected results.

If you want to add the originals to the Galerie, you can check "Add full-size original images" in the "Pictures" column in Galerie main window. A link to show the original image will be added to the image page. Zipping the original will not make the file smaller, but it will create a download link rather than a link to show the image.

Title: Re: Galerie 5.4.0 incompatible with Mountain Lion?
Post by davidmorr on Jun 16th, 2013, 3:35pm
Yes, of course you are right about people wanting more advanced image display than Galerie. I had also suspected it was mostly AppleScript.

As for the blurriness, it occurs if I make the full-size images bigger than the default, eg, 1024x768. But as you say, it is a dead end so I will not worry about it any more.

Title: Re: Galerie 5.4.0 incompatible with Mountain Lion?
Post by Bottacco on Oct 11th, 2013, 11:58am

on 06/16/13 at 14:07:22, Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:
If someone is interested in developing Galerie further, he or she can contact Didier Guillion. However, I doubt that anyone is interested in devoting time and effort to this project because the very basic concept of this application is very much outdated. It is an AppleScript Studio project, now obsolete, and it is is not the way web developers will want to have image galleries displayed in web pages nowadays.


Ok, you may be right about more advanced features, but right now I can't find any other utility that works directly from iPhoto and generates galleries with the Title AND the Comments from iPhoto in an automated way.

I have been doing some work for an antics auction company and I have to generate a gallerie of more than 900 items every time and Gallerie is the only software I have found that lets me do that directly from iPhoto and with all the Comments and Title. I have searched all over and there is no alternative. If anybody knows of such an alternative I will be glad to try it and buy it if it works.

By the way, how can I contact Didier Guillion?

Title: Re: Galerie 5.4.0 incompatible with Mountain Lion?
Post by Ronald P. Regensburg on Oct 12th, 2013, 11:25am

on 10/11/13 at 11:58:14, Bottacco wrote:
Ok, you may be right about more advanced features,

It is not about features. The basic concept and coding of the application is outdated as is the html code that is generated by Galerie.


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By the way, how can I contact Didier Guillion?

Here: Didier Guillion (http://www.myriad-online.com/cgi-bin/bbs/YaBB.pl?action=viewprofile;username=Didier_Guillion)



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