mpp.py is a free python program that generates static web albums (HTML) based on Google Picasa's export to XML feature or from a directory of pictures. It's 100% template based and supports i18n, exif and other features common on software of this type.
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It was created due to a personal need: even on this flickr era, I like to keep my pictures on my personal website and it was a nightmare to sync my local repository with the web. I tried several approaches and different softwares for more than two years, but none worked well or scaled enough on my scenario:
The latest official release is v1.2. You may prefer to get the latest version from the git repository (it's usually in good shape). Your options are:
You may find it interesting to take a look at the albums.ini example as well.
Please contact the author if you have any questions, bug-reports or contributions.
Examples of albums
The look-and-feel of the albums is 100% dependent of the template used. I'm not a good web designer, but so far the best examples are my personal albums. Here are some of my favorites:
Some examples using the standard (default) template:
If you're using this software and would like to share your albums with the world, please let me know and I'll add a link here.
Using it is quite simple: all you have to do is create a .ini file with information about the albums (see below) and run mpp.py inside your albums root directory (no installation required).
Step by step guide (using Google Picasa)
You may be interested in a complete albums.ini example, including comments on each option, but a minimal yet full-featured .ini example is below:
[global] albums = dot, curitiba embedded_label = "http://www.mydomain.com/" [dot] title = "Pictures from dot, my little cat" title2 = Dot period = December 2006 - present day from_dir = /home/ademar/picasa-exports/album-dot [curitiba] extra_langs = pt_BR title = "Pictures from Curitiba - Paraná - Brazil" title2 = "Curitiba - Paraná - Brazil" title.pt_BR = "Fotos de Curitiba - Paraná" title2.pt_BR = "Curitiba - Paraná" from_dir = /home/ademar/pictures/album-curitiba
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