NAME - import images in a directory to a thumbnail database.


Copyright (C) 2001, 2002 Mark Veltzer; All rights reserved.


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        PROJECT: meta
        VERSION: 0.15

SYNOPSIS [options]


This program imports a directory with images in it into the thumbnail database. The program will recurse the directory given to it, will spot which files are image files (currently according to .jpg suffix) and will upload those files to the database. The script will also update the x and y sizes and will create a thumbnail and checksum information in the database. Md5 is used for the checksum and the Magick image library for the graphic operations.


help (type: bool, default: 0)

display help message

pod (type: bool, default: 0)

display pod options snipplet

man (type: bool, default: 0)

display manual page

quit (type: bool, default: 0)

quit without doing anything

gtk (type: bool, default: 0)

run a gtk ui to get the parameters

license (type: bool, default: 0)

show license and exit

show copyright and exit

description (type: bool, default: 0)

show description and exit

history (type: bool, default: 0)

show history and exit

def_file (type: modu, default: xmlx/def/thumbnail.xml)

what def XML file to use ?

connections_file (type: modu, default: xmlx/connections/connections.xml)

what connections XML file to use ?

name (type: stri, default: )

which database name ?

con_name (type: stri, default: )

which connection name ?

clean (type: bool, default: 1)

clean the database before import ?

verbose (type: bool, default: 1)

should I be noisy ?

demo (type: bool, default: 0)

should I really do it ?

directory (type: devd, default: jpgx)

which directory to use ?

thumb_y (type: inte, default: 72)

what y size for the thumbs ?

thumb_x (type: inte, default: 96)

what x size for the thumbs ?

no free arguments are allowed




        Name: Mark Veltzer
        CPAN id: VELTZER


        0.00 MV md5 progress
        0.01 MV thumbnail project basics
        0.02 MV more thumbnail code
        0.03 MV more thumbnail stuff
        0.04 MV thumbnail user interface
        0.05 MV import tests
        0.06 MV more thumbnail issues
        0.07 MV md5 project
        0.08 MV paper writing
        0.09 MV website construction
        0.10 MV improve the movie db xml
        0.11 MV web site automation
        0.12 MV SEE ALSO section fix
        0.13 MV move tests to modules
        0.14 MV teachers project
        0.15 MV md5 issues


Digest::MD5(3), Error(3), File::MMagic(3), GD(3), Image::GD::Thumbnail(3), Image::Magick(3), Meta::Baseline::Aegis(3), Meta::Db::Connections(3), Meta::Db::Dbi(3), Meta::Db::Def(3), Meta::Db::Info(3), Meta::Image::Magick(3), Meta::Sql::Stats(3), Meta::Utils::File::File(3), Meta::Utils::File::Iterator(3), Meta::Utils::File::Prop(3), Meta::Utils::Opts::Opts(3), Meta::Utils::System(3), strict(3)


-add importing of directory structure.

-add importing of file system stuff (inode etc...).

-maybe use Net::Pbm or whatever the gallery project uses to produce good thumbnails.