PhotoPage is my album-generation and photo management software for digital
photos. Here's a screenshot of the program
Here's what you need to install and run PhotoPage on a Windows machine.
These instructions should be easily adaptable to other platforms.
Java Runtime Environment
Download and install the appropriate Java runtime environment, version
1.3 or higher, for your system. If it's supported on your platform, I
recommend the Sun
JRE version 1.4.0, as that's what I use to develop PhotoPage. If
you intend to modify or recompile it, download and install the SDK,
otherwise the JRE is sufficient.
HTML Parser library
On Windows, create the directory
C:\Program Files\PhotoPage on your machine. Download
the above file and put it in in the directory you just created
On other platforms, create a directory for PhotoPage, download the Quiotix
HTML parser .jar file, and put it in that directory.
Download the above file and put it in the same directory you created
in the above step (for Windows,
ImageMagick Graphics Library
Download and install ImageMagick. If you're using a Windows platform,
click here to download a
precompiled version of ImageMagick 5.3.9 for Windows. Extract the zip
C:\Program Files, making sure to preserve
folder names during the extraction.
On other platforms, go to the
ImageMagick home page and follow the instructions to download,
compile, and install ImageMagick.
Desktop Shortcut (Windows Only)
Create a new shortcut for PhotoPage if you're running Windows:
- Right-click on the desktop background and choose New/Shortcut
- Type the path to your Java interpreter into the box. For example,
for the Sun 1.4 JDK, use
PhotoPage into the box, then click Finish.
- Right-click on the new shortcut and choose Properties
- Under the "Shortcut" tab, add the following text at the end
of the existing text in the "Target:" box:
- If you have a directory where you plan to keep your photo albums,
put it into the "Start in:" field, replacing the existing text.
- Click Ok.
Running PhotoPage On Windows, simply double-click on the
PhotoPage icon on your desktop that you created in the previous
step. On other platforms, invoke your Java virtual machine, passing it
-jar flag and the path to the
PhotoPage.jar file. If you've installed ImageMagick in a
non-standard location, be sure to update the path the first time you
run PhotoPage by choosing Preferences from the File menu.
If this is your first time using PhotoPage, start by creating a new
album by using the File/New command. Then import some photos using the
Tools/Import menu item.
PhotoPage Source Code
You can download a zip file with the Java source files here.
To compile, extract the zip file to a directory, put a copy of
html-parser.jar (the Quiotix HTML parser library) in that
directory, set your CLASSPATH environment variable to
".;html-parser.jar" (replace the semicolon with a colon on
non-Windows platforms), and run
javac *.java. To create
the jar file, run
jar cfm PhotoPage.jar PhotoPage.mf