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    Plogger is great, but I was wondering if it will be possible to protect the fullsize image files of my photos. I want to show the thumbnails and previews so people can browse but could there be a way of not including the full pictures? Apart from protecting the copyright and usage of my photos, I'm worried that uploading very many will also use up a lot of my disk space. Can Plogger be configured to generate the thumbs and previews but delete the main file once it's done? If someone is interested in the full image I'd rather they emailed me than just copy it to their hard drive...

    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2005
    I'm not sure if I understand how not allowing the download of your full-size images protects your copyrights. However, I can see it being a waste of disk space if you originals are very large files. Why not batch resize your images before uploading them? I think putting an automatic watermarking feature into Plogger to protect copyright would be a great idea, I'll look into that one.
    Well I suppose it doesn't protect the copyright as such, but I just basically don't want to give my photos away to people freely.

    The preview you get after clicking the thumbnail can be set to be about as large as I reckon my viewers will need to see, so I was just thinking that the next stage where you click to go bigger seems unnecessary in my case as it just lets people take away a good res version of the file.

    I see what you mean about batch converting the files before I upload and I think that's what I'll do (It's a shame to put that extra step into the process as I had uploaded directly from my iPhoto library) but then clicking the preview will show you the picture again with no discernable benefit, plus the file will still be recorded 3 time on the server. Perhaps an option could be included to disable this last "click" and then the original versions could be removed somehow. (I could do this cleanup periodically via FTP from the "images" directory)

    My test gallery is but it's pretty basic!

    Sorry, it's only a fussy point, Plogger really is great, I've been so impressed by it!
    • CommentAuthorMilorad
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2005 edited
    you could either upload files the same size as the preview image, that way when people do the 'last click' all they get is an image the same size. Keeping the original image uploaded on the server also helps in case you ever decide to resize your thumbnails as Plogger will use the original to re-generate thumbs on the fly.

    Either that, or you could use htaccess to control access to the larger version. This would result in a username/password prompt appearing when people click the larger version. Perhaps a little messy, but it makes the point that larger images are available if you request access. I dont know what kind of site you run, but you might choose to furnish your friends or family with passwords so they could freely grab the larger versions, while everyone else gets access denied.

    That's what I'm intending to do with mine (once I get a little problem resolved as posted in another thread).

    Truth be told, you could pretty easily find the code fragment responsible for that last hyperlink, and remove it (or replace it with a litte javascript popup informing people that larger images are available on request).... but I'm not sure the plogger staff would like us messing with their work in such a manner.

    Good luck
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2005
    Good advice Milorad. BTW, Plogger is GPL, you can make any modifications to the code that you see fit. Mess around, have fun with it. If you're a coder you should have no problems modding the software for your needs.
    • CommentAuthorPatty
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2005
    Good point. I don't wan to show that last image either. Can the last link be just removed? Where is it? Some of us are not coders. ;-)
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2005
    Somewhere around line 235 in gallery.php

    $output .= '<div id="picture-holder">
    <a accesskey="v" href="'.$config["baseurl"].'images/'.$row["path"].'">'.$imgtag.'</a>

    Just remove the link, change it to:
    $output .= '<div id="picture-holder">'.$imgtag.'</div>';
    • CommentAuthorPatty
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2005
    Perfect! Thank you! :-)
    I did the same for the slideshow. Just changed

    $output .= '<div id="picture-holder"><a href="javascript:slides.hotlink()">'.$imgtag.'</a></div><br>';


    $output .= '<div id="picture-holder">'.$imgtag.'</div><br>';