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Q: Looking for program to upload pictures and text to template webpages not a FTP ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Looking for program to upload pictures and text to template webpages not a FTP
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: jefftappan-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 05 Mar 2003 09:38 PST
Expires: 04 Apr 2003 09:38 PST
Question ID: 172175

Looking for a very specific off the shelf program that does the

Need to have customer go to my webpage, browes their hardrive to a
specific location where they keep their pictures on their hardrive and
push button to upload it to my server and put those pictures in
specific locations on a preformatted web page.  In addition, they need
to be able to type in text in a box, click send and it automatically
puts it on that same page in specific locations.

This is simular to what ebay does when selling items, and uploading
pictures and text to a html webpage.  Or what does for
uploading pictures.  It needs to be easy on the end user to just
direct to the location on their hard drive and push send, no FTP or
programs for them to download.

I looked at sites such as but that does it, but
only in classified format.

I am sure there is a plugin or off the shelf that does this. 
Hopefully this program or plugin has the ability to keep databases,
memberships etc.... and be flexible enough to have different levels of one level of service would allow them to upload one
low res picture and only one text box of text... other levels would
allow them to upload more pictures and text and allow them to review
and update this page via same webpage.

Appreciate any help you can give.


Jeff Tappan
Subject: Re: Looking for program to upload pictures and text to template webpages not a FTP
Answered By: snapanswer-ga on 05 Mar 2003 10:19 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Gallery is a very mature, well-supported open source PHP script that
is well maintained, and consistently develped with great features.

It allows a user to upload an image, as you describe, or to upload
multiple images or a zip file.  It allows users to add text for these
images.  It also has a permissions system to help you control which
users are allowed to do which functions.  It can run on its own, or
"wrapped" in your web site, or as a plug-in using many of the popular
PHP portal scripts.  If you choose, it can automatically create
thumbnails to your specifications for uploaded images.  If you like,
you can also enable a commenting system that allows visitors to the
site to make comments about the various images.

Gallery Project Page

Based upon your description, I believe this is what you are looking
for.  For image gallery scripts, this is probably the most widely
used.  However, if I misunderstood what you are looking for, I am
happy to look further.

Search Strategy:  Use to find the URL for Gallery.

Search Terms:  Gallery

I hope that this information is useful and easy to understand.  If you
have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to
post a clarification request before rating the answer.

Request for Answer Clarification by jefftappan-ga on 05 Mar 2003 19:48 PST

Thanks for the response.  This is close but not what I need.  Deep in
their web pages it states that right now under the current version it
cant be uploaded to custom HTML pages.  I have found a service that
uses the exact programing or program code I need.  It is

Although not the same idea, if I could find a program that had all
these features, I would be set and ready to move on my project.  Can
you take a look and see if you can either figure out what the program
is, or if there is one just like it on the market now?



Clarification of Answer by snapanswer-ga on 05 Mar 2003 20:12 PST
So far, all I have been able to determine is that it appears the site
you referred to is using a custom ASP application created using Visual
Interdev 6.0 and FrontPage, Microsoft's web development platform.

However, I will look for other gallery scripts with the feature you

Just so that I have a clear understanding, the feature missing from
Gallery is that images are not allowed to be uploaded if the site
creator embeds the gallery within his web site?  Or, is the missing
feature that it does not allow an individual user to have custom HTML
in the album that they create.  I'm sorry that Gallery did not have a
feature you needed.

There are so many scripts out there, I suspect I can find the feature
if I am certain what I am searching for.

Request for Answer Clarification by jefftappan-ga on 05 Mar 2003 20:32 PST

Yes, it is missing the ability to create custom templates in the form
of custom HTML pages, just like the site link I posted.  Like I said,
if I could find something close to what that site uses
I would be all set.  It has everything, custome pages, ability to
control number of uploaded pictures, and text placed in specific
locations of customer designed HTML pages, and has all the membership
and database for signups etc... I am sure there is an off the shelf
program to do this.  Many are found in the customer web page design
websites, where you pick from templates, fonts, colors, pictures etc,
all uploaded easily push a button and a custom made webpage is created
and stored on their server.

I will keep looking myself.



Clarification of Answer by snapanswer-ga on 05 Mar 2003 22:26 PST
It is too bad that Gallery won't meet your needs, it is such a
wonderful script.  Based upon your requirement to allow users to
control the layout of their pages, I suggest that you consider some of
the "Virtual Community" scripts that allow you to offer users the
ability to build their own pages.

Here were some that I found:
Jade (PHP, Unix) Free/GPL (This was written for use at

WebUMake Web (Perl, Unix and Windows) $199


HTMPL (Perl, Unix) Free/GPL (Rough interface, but, core features

WebMaker Plus(Perl) $100 (Rough interface, but, you may be able to

I think Jade may work for you out of the box, as I note, it too was
used for a memorial web site.  WebUMake Web looks good, though, it may
have more features than you are looking to manage.  SiteGalore looks
interesting, and, it is completely hosted, though I was unable to
determine the price.  The other two, I include for completeness, but I
think they would require a lot of front-end work to get them to
improve their ease of use enough for the average user.

I hope that helps.  Searching for "Virtual Communities" in your
scripting language of choice will yield many additional results at
jefftappan-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
I think Jade is the answer to what I need. Nice find for scripts.

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