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November 30, 2004, by Léon Krijnen

Batching up, batching down   

batchmod.gifI'm still working on my new version of ImageFolio. After having been running one instance on my own domain, and having installed eleven licensed copies on one of our newspaper servers, I was very familiair with the 2.1 version that I've been working with since january 2000, when I started working with ImageFolio. Too familiar, is seems; working with IPTC, the batch upload mod and the multi user mod requires a totally different approach, a different way of thinking in some areas.
The batch upload and resizer works flawless; so good that when I have to make a new photoalbum for the newspaper, I batch upload the original pictures to my 3.1 version and when it's done, I download (and delete) the server side resized mages and thubmnails, and upload them again to photoalbum server, where we're still running 2.1. Beats thumbnailing in Fireworks or Paint Shop Pro for sure, cause all you have to do is upload and that's it.
Still looking for a server side script - or a local running application - that can read and import the captions from the old flat file database and write them as PTC tags. Next place to go: the ImageFolio message board.

Not today I'm afraid; our network is a total disaster today. We haven't been able to do anything since noon, and one of the spare sites I can reach is this one. Don't ask me why; I haven't got a clue. This domain is hosted on a machine somewhere in Virginia, but while I can't get to Google (and my mail) or any other American website, and while my machine cannot reach Verio, I arrive here one way or another and the user interface works. Now how the ...? I supposed our DNS was down, and that my websites IP number was in my hosts file, but its not. I haven't got the faintest idea what's wrong, but while IT is working on it I count my blessings and call it a day now.

Posted: November 30, 2004 01:16 AM (333 words).   

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