Can Gallery do this?
|Posted: Sun, 2009-11-01 15:59|
I've been looking for a way to accomplish my wishes, but I haven't been able to find anything - please excuse me, if I have missed it. Here is what I want to accomplish:
I have an online (web)server that I use to backup my pictures (and there's a lot) (using rsync by the way). I have the pictures organized in folders (=albums) and I would like to be able to watch these using Gallery to get all the nice features of this product. I have installed Gallery successfully, and I saw that I can create albums with pictures using symbolic links to the "real" images located elsewhere on the webserver (the backup folder). That's nice! But I want Gallery to "automatically" see the structure and images in my backup folder and replicate this to an album structure with the images within (as symbolic links). It would just take too long to do this job manually and I want to be able to update when new pictures are added to the webserver, removed from the webserver or updated on the web server.
Can I perform this automation somehow? Here's the options I might find could be the solution:
I have created an image UI application which do the job for me (see http://img.ozo.dk), but I would like all Gallery's benefits in my image UI).
Any comments/suggestions are highly appreciated