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General Server Information

Server 0perating System: Linux
PHP version: 5.3.3
MySQL version: 5.1.73
Document Root: 

  This utility was designed to ease the conversion of raw directories of images into dynamic, content-rich PHP-parseable galleries. It uses a MySQL database to catalog image directories on your webserver; all you need to do is follow the link to the description builder to add individual descriptions to your image entries (this is optional). Included is an assortment of templates to display your galleries.

Some warnings are in order:

  • To take advantage of this utility, you must have access to a server with PHP > 4.0 installed, as well as MySQL support. To check the requirements, click the "view your setup" button below.
  • Due to the complex nature of this utility, full customization of its output requires a decent understanding of PHP as well as HTML and CSS. Templates are available that will work well with no editing, but individualization requires a little tweaking.
  • Some of the templates are 100% CSSP -- to wit, Table Free and are essentially experimental in nature. Wherever possible, templates have been created in both XHTML 1.0 compliant layout and HTML 4.01, though both versions rely heavily on CSS.
  • This utility automatically judges whether or not your browser is capable of displaying the included DHTML help feature. To turn it off, use the toggle in the bottom-left corner of the page. If for some reason the utility is off and you know your system is DHTML capable, you can always turn it on. All of the information available in the icon tabs is also included in the long-form documentation.
  • For explanations of the form elements, mouse-over the  icon to the left of each field.

The type of image files to be sorted. Please note: ALL FILES in the directory not corresponding to the named format will be ignored by the generator.
The name of the database you want to create.
The directory on your server that you would like to use.
MySQL requires a host name to be specified, such as "".  
MySQL requires a user name be specified.  
Depending on the server setup MySQL may require a password for each database it creates. Consult your control panel's MySQL section or your system administrator if you have trouble with this section.  
MySQL databases use what is called a primary key to sequentially order entries. For the purposes of this database, it can either be numeric (1, 2, 3,...) or alphabetical (a-z, aa, bb...). Default is numeric.
This option is available to users with Windows-based servers only. Windows creates a "file created" string within the image file's metadata, which is used here to assign a permanent creation date in a unique database field. Linux based file systems (the majority of web servers) use the Unix timestamp, which provides only for a last modified date. Though Windows servers running PHP/MYSQL are rare, many web designers maintain a local "testing" server for development. It is this setup in which the Win32 file created feature can be utilized to build a database, which can then be transferred to the remote host for implementation.  
  •   Section 1.  Accessing MySQL
MySQL Host:    
MySQL User Name:    
MySQL Password (if applicable):   
  •   Section 2.  Paths and Names
Enter directory / path to image files:  
Type of image file:    jpeg    gif    png    tiff 
Enter desired name of database:  
  •   Section 3.  Customize the Database
Index by:   number    letter 
Define the Database Fields: build 'em for me!   * image title:
  * image uri:
  * image width:
  * image height:
  * image description:
  * image last modified:
  * image created: (Win32 Only)   
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