I am searching for a simple command line tool that takes a bunch of jpg files as input, copies them to some destination and generates some browsable html for it (including index page, preview thumbnails etc.), such that I can upload the results to some static webserver and people can conveniently browse them.
andcoz's answer provided me with a good search term, i.e. just using
$ apt-cache search gallery
results in some packages matching the above criteria, e.g.
- igal2 - Nice looking film reel effect in gallery by default, scaling of original images is not the default (see
--bigy), homepage and man page are missing some usage examples
- lazygal - Themes are easy to change/adjust, instead of next/previous links small thumbnails (at the left/right), small/medium scaled views by default,
--originalcreates links to the original files
(Under Ubuntu 10.04)
Once upon a time, I used BB Gallery. It is very simple and easy to customize (if you know a little of perl).
You can hack a solution together with Dropbox.
Install Dropbox CLI.
Optionally, you could use this bash upload script.
DropboxCLI has an option to copy the gallery URL
copygallery - Copies the gallery url to the clipboard
so that you can then share that link...
For creating thumbnails from a bunch of JPGs, my first thought is to use Netpbm. Netpbm is a toolkit for converting images from one format to the other. Once you've banged together a script using Netpbm, you'd have to pull in some other scripting for the creation of the HTML gallery, and the copying and uploading process. Good luck!