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AntonLargiader

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Using CPG for race/event photos?
« on: December 09, 2010, 12:52:48 am »

Does anyone use CPG to display participant photos for races and similar events? If so, I'd like to hear what you did to make CPG work best for this.

The immediate needs I can see are:
 - upload a large number of images (thousands)
 - easily tag images by bib/vehicle/whatever number so people can find their photos
 - generate thumbnails and optionally watermarked intermediate sizes automatically
 - offer full-resolution images for sale, but not display

Mostly it's stuff that CPG does but I haven't tried to scale it to thousands of images. I took about a thousand pics at a race last weekend and just made a very simple album manually, to display intermediate sizes, using GIMP and a few lines of PHP. But I'll be doing this again in a few weeks and would like to improve.

A typical race gallery: www.zoomphoto.ca  The javascript zoom is pretty cool for showing detail without showing the whole image.
my CPG gallery: www.largiader.com/album
the quick/dirty one I made: www.largiader.com/albums/threebridges
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Re: Using CPG for race/event photos?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 01:38:15 pm »

There are Coppermine galleries with more than 100000 pictures. I'm not sure what your actual question is ;)
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Re: Using CPG for race/event photos?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 03:23:52 am »

It's about how to handle that quantity of images in  production environment and achieve the points I mentioned. Do you know of any CPG users who do stuff like that? Batch-process thousands of prints at a time, tagged by some characteristic with minimal effort, offered for sale, etc? I wouldn't know where to begin. For the tagging, I'd want some script that fed me one photo at a time and let me enter bib numbers, than automatically move to the next.

I'm sure there are users like you describe. Doesn't really mean they are handling images the way I mentioned.
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Re: Using CPG for race/event photos?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 10:00:48 am »

upload a large number of images (thousands)
No problem. You can either use ftp + batch-add or the flash uploader.


easily tag images by bib/vehicle/whatever number so people can find their photos
Afaik there's no possibility to batch-add the same tags to a lot of images at the same time. Coppermine has a 'edit files' page where you can enter tags/keywords for files. Coppermine imports IPTC data if there is any in the file(s). So I suggest to tag your files before you upload them.


generate thumbnails and optionally watermarked intermediate sizes automatically
That's a core feature of cpg1.5.x.


offer full-resolution images for sale, but not display
Have a look at the plugin cpgShop.
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