jigl - Generates a static html photo gallery from one or more
directories of images
jigl [ options ] [ directory ] [ directory ... ]
jigl (pronounced jiggle) is a perl script that generates a static html
photo gallery from one or more directories of gif/jpg/png images. It
supports themes and is very customizable. It includes the ability to
display comments and EXIF info for each image in a simple clean layout.
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (‘-’). A summary of options is
included below. For further details, see the documentation in
Show summary of options.
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Create a gallery.dat file and exit
Use the comment field in the exif header (if it exists) as the
slide comment. This will overwrite the description that is
written in a gallery.dat file. If used in conjunction with the
-cg option, the comment field will be saved in the gallery.dat
file. Default is DISABLED. (can be negated).
-rs --replace-spaces <a|y|n>
Replaces spaces with underscores "_" in filenames.
a -- (default) Ask the user if they want to
y -- replace and do no ask
n -- do not replace and do no ask
-it --index-title <string>
Sets the title and title-bar of the index.html page to string.
This is meant to be used when you are not using a gallery.dat
-iw --index-width <1-255>
How many thumbnails per line you want on the index page.
Default is 5
-ir --index-row <0-255>
The number of thumbnail rows you want on the index page before a
new index page is generated. If 0, there is no limit and only
one index page will be generated. Default is 0
Remove the template files from the local directory and the
global default theme directory. This will cause new default
template files to be generated in the global default theme
directory. Default is DISABLED. (can be negated).
Force thumbnail regeneration (can be negated)
Force slide regeneration (can be negated)
Print the file size of the slide on the index page under the
thumbnails. Default is ENABLED (can be negated)
Print the slide dimensions under the thumbnails on the index
page. Default is ENABLED (can be negated)
Use the original images for the slides - do not generate a
scaled slide image. Default is DISABLED. (can be negated)
Link to the original images from the slides. Default is
DISABLED. (can be negated).
Do a lossless rotation of the original images. This option is
only useful if your digital camera sets the Orientation field in
the EXIF header. All EXIF header information will be kept and
the Orientation field will be updated to reflect the rotation.
Default is DISABLED. (can be negated).
Gererate slide pages and link them to the thumbnails. If this
option is turned off, slides will not be generated and the info
pages will be linked to the thumbnails instead. If neither slide
or info pages are generated, the thumbnails will not link to
anything. Default is ENABLED. (can be negated).
Generate info pages and link them to the "info" link on the
slide pages. If this option is turned off, info pages will not
be generated and the "info" link on the slide pages will
dissapear. If no slides are generated, then the info pages will
be linked directly to the thumbnails. Default is ENABLED. (can
-sy --slideY <int>
Maximum size of slide image in the Y direction. If the height of
the original image is greater than this value the slide will be
scaled to this value. Otherwise the slide is simply a copy of
the original. Default is 480 pixels
-ty --thumbY <int>
Size of the scaled thumbnail image in the Y direction Default is
-iy --infoY <int>
Maximum size of the info image in the Y direction. This is
simply a scale of the slide image using HTML height and width
tags. A new image is not generated. Default is 240 pixels
Enable watermarking of the slide images. A watermark file must
be present for this option to work. Default is DISABLED. (can
-wf --watermark-file <filename>
Name of the watermark file to use when -ws is enabled. Default
Where to display the watermark on the slide. Default is
Prepend a "Go Back" link to the header in the index.html file.
If used in conjunction with -cg, the Go Back link will be added
to the INDEX-HEADER tag in the newly created gallery.dat file.
Default is DISABLED. (can be negated).
-gbs --go-back-string <string>
String to use for the go-back-url link. You could even make this
an image to help round out a theme by making this string
something like: "<img src=theme/myimage.gif border=0>" Default
is "Go Back".
-gburl --go-back-url <url>
URL to use when -gb is enabled. Any URL can be used. Default is
’..’, the previous directory.
Name of theme to use. Themes files are defined as
"themeName.theme". You would just enter the "themeName" portion
of the file. Default is "default".
-wd --web-dir <dir>
Directory to put all the gallery files (html, slides, thumbnails
and possibly theme files) into. Unless a fully qualified path is
used, this directory will be created in the current directory.
This option is not used if the -lo or -uo option is set.
Default is "web".
Recurse through all directories on the command line. This
option will omit all directories named "slides", "thumbs",
"theme", "web" and the value of -wd if that option is set. This
option will ONLY be recognized from the command line to help
prevent accidents. Note: Any options listed on the command line
when using recursion will be applied to all directories.
Default is DISABLED.
Display this information and exit
Display version and exit
-d --debug <0-5>
Set debug level. Default is 0
Directories to process. Default is . (current).
Note: If an option listed says it can be negated you can prefix it with
and the opposite effect will happen. Useful for overriding
options on the command line that are set elsewhere. e.g. -nouo |
--nouse-original will NOT use the original files as slides.
Options can be used in any of three places: (listed ascending
-- A single line in the $HOME/.jigl/jigl.opts file in the users home
-- After the GAL-OPTIONS tag as a single line in the gallery.dat file
in each of the album directories.
-- On the command line.
Regardless of where they are located, they should all be listed in the
same form as you would use them on the command line. Example: -lo -iw 6
Theme files can be located in either the directory jigl is processing
or in the .jigl directory in the user’s home directory.
jigl was written by Jason Paul <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Its project page is
located at http://xome.net/projects/jigl/.
This manual page was adapted from the program help text by Nicholas
Breen <email@example.com> for the Debian project (but may be used by
October 8, 2006