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Album - Create and maintain browser based photo albums


A photo album consists of a number of (large) pictures, small thumbnail images, and index pages. Optionally, medium sized images can be generated as well. Also, it is possible to embed other albums.

The album will be organised as follows:

  index/           index pages and thumbnails
  icons/           directory with navigation icons
  large/           original (large) images, with HTML pages
  medium/          optional medium sized images, with HTML pages

Each image can be labeled with a description, a tag (applies to a group of images, e.g. a date), the image name, and some characteristics (size and dimensions).

Images can be handled 'in situ', or imported from e.g. a CD-ROM or digital camera. Optionally, EXIF information from digital camera files can be taken into account.

The photo albums are the digital equivalents of paper albums, but easier to create and maintain. Although you can publish a photo album on the Web, this tool is not specifically targeted at creating Web shows.


For a description how to use the program, see Album::Tutorial.


Album requires the following Perl modules, all available on CPAN:

The following tools / packages will be used if available:


Some versions of Perl may exhibit Data::Dumper problems with non-ASCII data. Perl 5.6.x and 5.8.3 and later should be fine.


Johan Vromans ( wrote this module.

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This program is Copyright 2007,2004 by Squirrel Consultancy. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option) any later version, or b) the "Artistic License" which comes with Perl.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License for more details.

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