Gallery templates that work with the original IMatch Photo Gallery Creator
script should work unchanged with the modified script. All files of the original
Photo Gallery Creator were duplicated with different names and coexist with the
New generator type CatTree uses expandable/collapsible tree structure to
navigate the categories of generated pages. This new generator also has all
the relevant features of the CatNavPage generator.
Many extensions to the CatNavPage generator: selection of images
determines the set of categories that are in the category navigation pages,
categories can be included or excluded from the navigation pages, empty category branches
can be skipped, new variables were added to access properties of parent and
child categories and many more new features.
Image files and generated HTML files can be written to subfolders of the
target folder for all generator types.
Images can be manipulated.
Special sizing of panorama images.
IPTC information can be copied to the generated output image files.
Text can be added to the output images.
Added special string manipulation functions to enhance the power of KVPs
and IMatch variables.
Light table sorts work for all categories, not just the top category.
The documentation was enhanced substantially.
Many defects in the original script were fixed.
Refer to the list of changes in the following sections for details.
Hi, my name is Jürgen Failenschmid. I'm the original
author of the extended photo gallery creator script. The extensions are based on the good script that is part of IMatch. I
also picked up a few extensions posted to the
I'd like to thank all individuals who contributed their time to test the
script and everyone for providing valuable suggestions for improvements. Special
thanks go to David J. Bookbinder, Markus Hässig,
Ferdinand Paris, and
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Summary of Changes in
Revision 39 (1.4.2 Release)
(JF) Fixed: discovered further scripting API changes that manifest
themselves only if IMatch 3.6 is installed from scratch.
Summary of Changes in
Revision 38 (1.4.1 Release)
(JF) Fixed: compatible with the API changes in IMatch version 3.6.
Summary of Changes in
Revision 37 (1.4 Release)
(FP) Added new variable "NextImage" which is the filename of the image on
preload the next image, e.g., for faster transitions.
(FP) Main dialog window: all options of the initial dialog box are now
saved as new defaults, instead of just the output folder value. The settings
are recalled when the script is run again.
(FP) Added KVP IncludeCategories. As an alternative to KVP
ExcludeCategories, you can specify which categories to include, and only
these categories will appear. It is possible to include a category and exclude
some of its subcategories.
(FP, JF) Added panorama image sizing for all image lists and for selected
image lists. You con define what is
considered a "panorama" using the width-to-height aspect ratio.
Panorama images are sized by height rather than width. Additionally, panorama
images can be separately scaled.
(JF) Image lists now support the copying of the original JPEG image files
without any processing.
(JF) Added option to always use the full resolution image even if an
embedded preview image could be used.
(JF) Improved the sizing of text added to images. In previous versions,
text placed on the image was sized in proportion to the image width, which
made the text size unpredictable. The text size is now fixed and can be
specified in addition to the font name. The default text size is 12 points. If
the text with the specified size does not fit, the text size is reduced to a
minimum of 7 points, as in previous versions.
(JF) Fixed: if the original image dimension were requested by specifying
size "*", the script erroneously used the embedded preview image for certain
(JF) Fixed: checking and creating of the output folder in certain cases.
(JF) Fixed: minor issues during processing of uncached, offline
Summary of Changes in
Revision 31 (1.3 Release)
(JF) Fixed: compatible with the API changes in IMatch version 184.108.40.206.
(JF) Included gallery presets feature up to 4 sizes per image, drop
shadows, and avoid popup windows.
(JF) Fixed presets that caused a problem in the Firefox browser.
Summary of Changes in
Revision 30 (1.2 Release)
(JF) Added keyword SortCategories that controls sorting of sibling
categories. Sibling categories can be sorted alphabetically by name or sorted
like in the category view.
(JF) Fixed: the script is compatible with the type name changes in IMatch
(JF) Fixed: the script execution can be cancelled when a sort
preset-related error occurs.
(JF) Added examples of most features in sample preset files.
(JF) Simplified installation of sample preset files. Made generated galleries
Summary of Changes in Revision 27 (1.1 Release)
(MW) Added special variables for the dimensions of output images. Allows
custom formatting of the numbers. For example, these variables can be used to
properly specify width= and height= arguments for images referenced in
(JF) Added new optional ImageList argument "Quality" that overrides the
global setting in keyword "ImageQuality"
(JF) Added new global keyword "ImageFormat" and new optional ImageList
argument "Format" to override the global setting. The value specifies the
desired format for the generated JPEG output files.
(JF) Added new global keywords "ImagePreResize" and "ImagePostResize" and
new optional ImageList arguments "PreResize" and "PostResize" to override the
corresponding global settings. The value specifies a series of image
manipulation commands. The "pre"-commands are applied prior to image resizing
and the "post-commands are applied after image resizing. Supported image
manipulation commands: unsharp, sharpen, intensity, gamma, contrast,
histogramEqualize, histogramStretch, hue, saturation, average, removeNoise,
(JF) ImageList arguments: all white space characters are now ignored and
capitalization of arguments is irrelevant.
(JF) Fixed: checking the dimensions of a low-resolution
snapshot of a raw format image.
(JF) Fixed: the warning dialog about an offline image
displays only if there is also no offline cache image. Also implemented
workaround for defect in GetOfflineCacheImage.
(JF) Fixed: the value "On" for a Boolean settings turns the setting on, as
was stated in the documentation.
(JF) Tested with IMatch version 220.127.116.11.
Summary of Changes in Revision 25 (1.0 Release)
(JF) Extended Photo Gallery Creator 1.0 release.
Summary of Changes in Revision 24
(JF) Added new generator type CatTree: navigation of the category
structure is accomplished with expandable/collapsible sub lists. This new
generator has all the relevant features of the CatNavPage generator.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: added link to the top of the category
navigation structure for categories that are at least two levels below the top
category. The top link can be placed in the same row as the back link, or in
its own row. Added trtop and
tdtop arguments. Added special variables for
the name and description of the top category.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: fixed the CSS class for subcategories from none
(JF) CatNavPage generator: the value of @All.Name is now correctly used
instead of "@All" when all generator arguments are defaults.
(JF) GridPage generator: fixed so that it can be used without the td
(JF) Fixed: in certain cases if there was an error during image processing
the image file name was not included in the error message.
(JF) Fixed: provide more information in case of errors during reading and
writing of HTML files.
(JF) Fixed: Light table sort is used correctly if category is selected but
preset doesn't use CatNavPage, CatTree or IPTCIndex generators.
(JF) Fixed: main page is no longer opened in certain cases if there was an
unrecoverable error or user cancelled the generation of pages.
Summary of Changes in Revision 20
(JF) Tested with IMatch version 18.104.22.168.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: can exclude categories from navigation in image
selection mode and specify a category for any orphaned images.
(JF) IPTCIndex generator: generated HTML files can be written to
(JF) IPTCIndex generator: the name of the navigation pages can be
specified in the ProcessFile statement - it's no longer hard coded as
(JF) Can use variables in the name argument of the ProcessFile statement.
(JF) Can specify the name for the web's main page in the preset file, e.g.
Summary of Changes in Revision 18
(JF,HN) New option of ImageList allows copying of IPTC information to
(JF) CatNavPage generator: given a selection of images instead of a
category, it generates a sub tree of the categories in the database that
includes all nearest common ancestors of all categories assigned to the
(JF) CatNavPage generator: capitalization of Light Table sort preset is
(JF) CatNavPage generator: fixed the implementation of the rootCategory
argument. Light table sort works correctly now.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: fixed syntax errors if special variables like
<#CurCatName#> or <#ParentCatName#> were used inside of special function
expressions and the relevant category is @All.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: added special variables for category
descriptions (e.g. <#CurCatDesc@#>) that automatically insert backslash
characters in front of any @-character.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: when replacing special variables for parent
category properties, such as <#ParentCatName#>, @All is now correctly used as
the parent of level-1 categories.
(JF) Added keywords @All.FullName, @All.Name, @All.Description to be able
to change the replacement values of special variables for category
properties, such as <#CurCatName#>. IMatch does not allow changing of
properties of the @All category.
(JF) Added a default mapping for the @-character to the
Escape special function.
(JF) Fixed endless loop that could occur in case of syntax errors
involving nested special functions.
(JF) The message box for errors during sorting is only displayed once per
(JF) Fixed: the main dialog is no longer obscured by the IMatch window
after closing the target folder selection dialog.
(JF) Fixed: the target folder text box is not emptied if the target folder
selection dialog is cancelled.
Summary of Changes in Revision 12
(JF) Preset file allows continuation lines.
(JF) Extended gallery script is now listed in the same submenu as the
original script of IMatch.
(JF) Template selection dialog displays version information of the script
(JF) ImageList allows text to be added to an image in up to nine
locations, optionally each text in a different font. The default location is
right-aligned at the bottom of the image.
Summary of Changes in Revision 10
(JF) Extended script is based on IMatch version 22.214.171.124.
(DJB) target folder creation delayed until after the script main dialog
(DJB) Image list allows folder name.
(DJB) Added special variables <#PrevImageNo#> and <#NextImageNo#> for
ImagePage generator. This can be used for navigation of images in a popup
(KS) Light table sort method is used for all categories, not just the root
(JF) Subfolders are only created once.
(JF) Subfolders are removed if the user selects to clean the target
(JF) Read-only files are removed if the user selects to clean the target
(JF) Generated HTML files can be written to subfolders, except for the
(JF) Can use <@...@> to call various functions to manipulate substituted
variables and strings. Functions include IfEmpty, IfNotEmpty, IfEqual,
IfNotEqual, Format, Escape, Trim.
(JF) Fixed inconsistencies of values indicating that a keyword is "on".
(JF) Added special variable for the size of output image files. Allows
custom formatting of the number.
(JF) Image list allows text to be added to images using a specified font
face. Several text arguments are evaluated until one is found that is not
(JF) ImagePage generator: fixed the processing of linkto: argument. This
allows navigation of image pages (e.g. in popup windows) using the special
variables <#FirstPage#>, <#PrevPage#>, <#NextPage#>, <#LastPage#> without the
need for a separate frame.
(JF) GridPage generator can also use linkto: argument and the special
variables to navigate the pages as with the ImagePage generator.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: fixed incorrect values for <#CurCatID#> and
variables related to current category.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: fixed missing category cells if no td: argument
(JF) CatNavPage generator: fixed missing </td> end tags.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: fixed omitted substitution of nested special
variables in certain cases.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: fixed the class used for the tdcur: argument to
CellCur instead of CellBack.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: if keyword CalculateCategories has the value
"formula", then only direct images are processed for categories without any
formula. Calculated images are processed for categories with a formula.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: added keyword IncludeEmptyCategoryBranches. If
this is set to "on", then the generator includes category branches that don't
have any direct or indirect images. The default is "off".
(JF) CatNavPage generator: added special variable for the number of
selected images per category.
(JF) CatNavPage generator: added arguments tdbranch: and tdleaf:. These
override the td: argument for custom control of table cell layouts.
I'd be glad to coordinate changes to the web gallery script. If
you would like to contribute to the Extended Photo Gallery Creator script,
please follow these steps.
Use the latest revision of the Extended Photo Gallery archive as
Inform me by e-mail about the intended changes and the timeline.
Please request the unit test script source and I'll e-mail it to you. The unit
test script is a stand-alone script written just for the
purpose of unit-testing all subroutines and functions used in the gallery
script. Also, if the project is large, we can discuss splitting it up.
the changed and tested files to me. See details below.
I'll integrate all changes by comparing with the baseline,
prepare new release notes and create a new release archive.
If the changes are sweeping, we invite a few volunteers for
beta-testing during an appropriate time period.
The new revision is posted by me to the forum files area in
folder "Extended Photo Gallery Creator".
If a new IMatch version/update is released, I coordinate
regression testing of the Extended Photo Gallery Creator script, as needed.
One of the main design centers of the Extended Photo Gallery
script is that IMatch users can simply install it coexisting with the IMatch
gallery script and use existing presets/templates for the IMatch photo gallery
script without modifications. I put a lot of effort into documenting the added
features with appropriate examples. Examples for most features are also provided
as sample gallery presets/templates. Anticipating future updates to IMatch, all
changes to the script files were documented, facilitating future merging.
Regarding your changes, please e-mail these new and/or changed files: