Ok, so I was not very pleased with my first attempt to create a photoblog. Though looking around a bit I found Pixelpost which seems to do the job very well! Though I had to tweak it a bit to get it to work as I wanted to. Here are all the things I did:
PHP has a limited upload file size of 2Mb, some of my images are larger than that! So the easiest way to fix this was to create a .htaccess file in the admin-directory of PixelPost. The file included this line
php_value upload_max_filesize 3M
which change the max size to 3Mb.
Testing the Image Rresize and Wallpaper mod that would take care of teh scaling of uploaded images, it turned out I could not make it work, so based on the PhotoFrame source I changed the admin script so it would be configurable and one could decide to use GD or ImageMagick. A nice added feature is that the ImageMagick convert script preserves EXIF data so I dont loose that.
I also installed Image Rating which enables visitor to give a 1 to 5 vote on each picture. See if people will use it.
Random Image is not installed yet but is a nice feature that I would like to have.
As mentioned before I wanted a clean and nice design and I didnt want to hack all the html and css. Designs that have inspired me are NoTraces, MysteryMe, Top Left Pixel, SensorChip and Round-here I found the Jasonpix template that I liked so I started with using that, maybe I change it later on…