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pv is a script used to share photo collectios over the Internet.
It is meant to be used where one has direct access to a web server and want an easy way to share photos.
I have been using this tool to manage my own photo collection for close to five years.
pv sports the following features:
The main idea of pv is that users will keep all their pictures in their file system, and pv will on-the-fly generate web friendly views of their collection. This is why pv does not feature any interface to upload photos.
The following components are required for pv to function:
Also the following Perl modules are used:
These are usually included in most installations.
Optionally, you may choose to install the [[http://search.cpan.org|CPAN]] module for [[http://search.cpan.org/dist/CGI-SpeedyCGI/|SpeedyCGI]].
Installation of pv should be straight forward.
The following settings must be customised/configured:
The following settings are customisable:
Using pv should be quite straight forward. Point your browser to the pv cgi-bin URL and it should show a folder navigation tree on the left frame and the contents of the currrent folder on the right frame.
Clicking on the links on the left frame will open the respective folders. At the bottom of the tree you will see a home icon (which should bring you to your home page) and if in one of the trusted IP address an Edit link. This should switch to editing mode.
On the right frame you should see either thumbnails or actual pictures. Clicking on a thumbnail should switch to a picture view. Clicking on the picture during picture view will allow you to download the full resolution (original) version of the picture.
Clicking on the Edit link on the left frame will turn-on edit mode. In this mode the left hand frame will show two or three more icons next to open folders. These icons will allow you to:
on the right frame, the thumbail view will allow you to:
Clicking on a picture will allow you to view it. In this mode you may:
pv is Copyright (C) 2003-2008 Alejandro Liu Ly
pv is released under the GNU General Public License.
pv is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
pv 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 the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/