iPAP development

I just added a new feature to my photo album publishing app, iPAP: Labels. Sort of like the way gmail uses labels, but was really inspired by Photoshop Album’s “tagging” technology. Nothing fancy really, just a simple way of categorizing your photo albums.

Categorization—probably one of humanity’s most difficult tasks to complete. Try doing that to your music/MP3 collection. See? But for photos, instead of putting each album into a separate box like “birthdays,” just stick those little post-it notes. Now you can label it “birthday,” “daddy,” and “2004.” Now you have no reason why you can’t find anything. 🙂

This feature is still not in the downloadable package from the project’s page, the interface still needs some re-thinking to use it easily. And I still have to fix other things like deleting albums + photos + uploads, in a more fool–proof way. But once I get to those things, expect a release in a few weeks, maybe in a few days. For now, try viewing albums in this label.

By the way, today marks the inauguration of the Philippines’ president. Another six years, I just hope she gives me a job. 🙂

8 Responses

  1. Is it already possible to enter a description per photo? I have not downloaded iPAP until labels code is released 🙂

  2. drooool…

    yes, M- great work again.
    and, um… when will the rest of us get to try it out on our iPAP galleries?

    grovel, grovel…


  3. Mike, I just started updating the iPAP code to use MySQL instead of the flat–file database, hoping to finish it in a week or two, if my schedule permits.

    Already in the code or definitely upcoming:

    • Labels (As used in the photos section.)
    • Batch uploads (ZIP, GZIP, etc.)
    • Much simpler removal/deleting of photos/albums/uploads
  4. Batch uploads (ZIP, GZIP, etc.)

    That would be cool. But I think it’s easier to approach batch uploading from a different perspective. For example, you could let the user upload his bunch of photos through FTP, and then he could just go to ipap-admin/index.php?op=batch-upload or something. That script then checks the uploads folder for new photos (photos that aren’t yet stored in the database), and returns a checklist of all files with those new photos checked. Then, the user clicks the “Batch Upload” button, and the script does the rest. I think something like this would be much easier to implement, and even easier to use than batch uploads through ZIPped files.

  5. http://rebelpixel.com/archives/2005/06/19/ipap-09-beta/

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