Album Shaper

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Album Shaper is a graphical application used to create, maintain, and share photo albums using open formats like HTML, XSLT, and JPG. Two-layer albums can be created in a drag-n-drop interface which allows quick and easy arrangement and catagorization of photos. Batch rotations make getting your photos ready a quick and easy task. You can also crop, enhance, and manipulate your photos using a powerful but intuitive editing interface. Photos, collections, and albums themselves can be labeled as needed and modified at a later time by saving and loading from a simple XML format. Albums are exported as HTML which can then be posted directly on the web or viewed straight from your hard drive.

While mainly a bugfix release, Album Shaper 2.1 adds complete
French and German translations, a new Radiant theme, and a
new Mosaic image manipulation. The compilation and installation
process for Linux/FreeBSD users has also seen significant
improvements.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

New Features / Feature Enhancements:

* New mosaic manipulation!
* Aspect ratio selection usability improvements (smarter
placement with regard to rotating selections, positioning, and
support for tall photos)
* Improved B/W and Sepia effects (weights now based on
modern display phosphor characteristics)
* Added French translation
* German translation brought up to date

Minor Improvements:

* Rewrote AlbumShaper.pro project file to support changing
install location on Unix systems
* Changed "Disable checking for..." checkbox to "Check for
photo modifications..." under settings
* Cut down window and dialog title text by removing "Album
Shaper: " prefix
* Fixed alert dialogs to handle long message translations
* Various spelling mistakes and other minor visible text improvements
* Fixed fonts in status area and various dialogs
* Cosmetic fixes regarding buttons and layout in Save as dialog
* Added missing red color to some button references in help system

Bug Fixes:

* Fixed a bug where dropping objects from the desktop / file
browsers on album / collection image caused Album Shaper to crash
* Fixed a bug where Album Shaper would crash when trying to
edit 8 bit grayscale and color images
* Fixed a bug where after removing photos in a collection the
edit tab and various buttons below were still enabled
* Fixed a threading bug in the file preview feature that could
cause the program to hang
* Fixed the rare 0kb bug! (reverting a photo sometimes caused
the photo to be corrupted)
* Disabled user input while loading albums
* Fixed a bug where loading recent albums using the keyboard
shortcuts could cause Album Shaper to crash
* Fixed a bugs where using save-as to copy an album from one
location to another did not copy over the original form of an image
* Fixed minor bug in Slick theme where carriage returns in photo
descriptions caused problems in slide show mode
* Fixed a bug in the Metallic theme where collections that had no
cover images could not be reached using the navigation bar
* Fixed various compiler warnings under Linux / FreeBSD

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wstokes

16 years ago

I like your ideas. I've been reading the recently published Qt book and the recent files (or in this case albums) feature under the file menu is something that struck me as kinda cool. Thanks for your input. :)
-Will

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vide

16 years ago

I haven't still tried it but it seems great! One thing: how did you make that rounded selection? it's something really cool and that KDE definitely need! Please propose a patch or something similiar for kdelibs! the actual KDE standard selection is so ugly!!

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wstokes

16 years ago

Collection icons are QIconViewItems contained by a QIconView. In order to obtain the rounded effect (and mouse over and different selection colors) I had to subclass QIconView and QIconViewItem. The rounded effect specificially was obtained with some careful painting in the QIconViewItem subclass I wrote. Album Shaper uses pure Qt code (no kde libs) in order to be easily cross platform compilable but this effect could be abstracted and put into the kdelibs I suppose. Right now the height of the selection is carefully calibrated so that 2 lines of text will fit on the right. If you change your default font size and restart Album SHaper you'll actually see these selection areas get bigger! Any port to kdelibs should probably be abstracted a bit more in order to allow a variable number of lines of text to be used. I have never had any direct contact with the kde community. I'm not sure where I should speak up in order to accomplish the task you propose...

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vide

16 years ago

Please write at kde-core-devel(AT)kde(DOT)org

Actually I'm not a developer at all nor I follow that ML, but I think it could start a nice discussion from that! :)

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lucher

16 years ago

I don't know if this is really a clean solution. Just imagine: Pure Qt apps would look again different from KDE apps. The same among KDE apps: Some developers know of the subclassed widget, some don't. Just take the toolbar issue of Koffice vs. Konqueror. Both use different toolbars and look different.

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asparks

17 years ago

Compiles fine, but won't install.

It stops with this error message:

cp -f "bin/AlbumShaper" "/usr/local/bin"
strip "/usr/local/bin/AlbumShaper"
strip: /usr/local/bin/AlbumShaper: File format not recognized
make: [install_target] Error 1 (ignored)
cp -f "bin/AlbumShaper.bin" "/usr/local/bin"
strip "/usr/local/bin/AlbumShaper.bin"

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wstokes

16 years ago

Using Album Shaper 1.0 this problem is fixed by running qmake a second time before running make install.
-Will

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wstokes

17 years ago

I' ve run into that and Ican't recally why it happens. You can safely do a "cp bin/AlbumShaper* /usr/local/bin/." to copy the two files (AlbumShaper and AlbumShaper.bin) into /usr/local/bin. After that you should be able to run it just fine. You can also run it from the directory in which you compiled it by typing bin/AlbumShaper.
-Will

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wstokes

16 years ago

I've finally gotten to the bottom of this problem. Try grabbing the latest AlbumShaper.pro file from cvs or cutting and pasting it from here:

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/*checkout*/albumshaper/albumshaper/AlbumShaper.pro?content-type=text%2Fplain&rev=1.32

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tarelax

17 years ago

This is a very nice program. I liked it a lot. But I have one question: How can I choose the size of slideshow/thumbnail images? Could you add an option for this?

Thanks,
tarelax

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wstokes

17 years ago

Right now that is hard coded. If you open /src/config.h and edit the #defines you can change the sizes of these images. I don't suggest this but you can do it. :) In the future I plan to add the ability for the user to set his own defaults. This most likely will come after 1.0 since it is a slightly larger change.

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LMCBoy

17 years ago

Exactly what I have been looking for. Album Shaper rocks.

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15 years ago

New Features / Feature Enhancements:

* New mosaic manipulation!
* Aspect ratio selection usability improvements (smarter
placement with regard to rotating selections, positioning, and
support for tall photos)
* Improved B/W and Sepia effects (weights now based on
modern display phosphor characteristics)
* Added French translation
* German translation brought up to date

Minor Improvements:

* Rewrote AlbumShaper.pro project file to support changing
install location on Unix systems
* Changed "Disable checking for..." checkbox to "Check for
photo modifications..." under settings
* Cut down window and dialog title text by removing "Album
Shaper: " prefix
* Fixed alert dialogs to handle long message translations
* Various spelling mistakes and other minor visible text improvements
* Fixed fonts in status area and various dialogs
* Cosmetic fixes regarding buttons and layout in Save as dialog
* Added missing red color to some button references in help system

Bug Fixes:

* Fixed a bug where dropping objects from the desktop / file
browsers on album / collection image caused Album Shaper to crash
* Fixed a bug where Album Shaper would crash when trying to
edit 8 bit grayscale and color images
* Fixed a bug where after removing photos in a collection the
edit tab and various buttons below were still enabled
* Fixed a threading bug in the file preview feature that could
cause the program to hang
* Fixed the rare 0kb bug! (reverting a photo sometimes caused
the photo to be corrupted)
* Disabled user input while loading albums
* Fixed a bug where loading recent albums using the keyboard
shortcuts could cause Album Shaper to crash
* Fixed a bugs where using save-as to copy an album from one
location to another did not copy over the original form of an image
* Fixed minor bug in Slick theme where carriage returns in photo
descriptions caused problems in slide show mode
* Fixed a bug in the Metallic theme where collections that had no
cover images could not be reached using the navigation bar
* Fixed various compiler warnings under Linux / FreeBSD

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