Table of Contents       10. Export Catalogs


10.1 Web Galleries

Another great way to share your photos or other work on the Internet is to use a web gallery, and NeoFinder makes this really easy for you.

Please note that this requires a NeoFinder Business License.

Simply select the catalog or folder you want to export, and use the
Export Web Gallery command from the File menu.

As always, NeoFinder will ask you for some details:


You can use multiple templates for your web galleries. By default, NeoFinder has a very basic "Default" template, and a nicer "Sunset" template.

NeoFinder will then generate a new folder with all HTML and JPG thumbnail files in it. The HTML "starter" page with the name "index.html" is also placed in this folder.

Upload this folder to your web server. A nice FTP tool that we can recommend for this job is
Cyberduck.

Here is a sample NeoFinder Web Gallery of the NeoFinder Sample Catalog:
https://www.cdfinder.de/gallery/SampleCatalog/

We hope you enjoy this cool new feature of NeoFinder 7!


Use iView Media Pro Templates
NeoFinder does this now by using a web gallery template folder, and it uses very much the same format that the deceased iView Media Pro used. If you already have such templates, all you need to do is rename the template folder to add a
.NeoFinderWebGallery suffix. That is needed for NeoFinder so it knows what that folder contains.

If you drag one such folder on the NeoFinder icon in your Dock, NeoFinder will automatically copy that folder to

/Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/NeoFinder/Web Gallery Templates/

All such templates are shown in the Template menu, below the divider line.



Here, we have added all iView Templates to NeoFinder by renaming their folders and dropping these on the NeoFinder icon in the Dock.

All Template folders have the same basic layout:


The assets folder is copied entirely to each created gallery folder by NeoFinder. It contains images and scripts needed for the HTML pages.

The
index.html page is used by NeoFinder to create the index page.

For each item in that index page, NeoFinder also creates a details page, based on the file
media.html.

The additional
about.jpg file is displayed by NeoFinder in the dialog above, so the user can already see what the resulting web gallery will look like.

When building these pages, NeoFinder will replace certain HTML commands in the template pages with the actual values.

If you need more details, please contact us.

Also, as these templates are now very new to NeoFinder, we are interested in your feedback and suggestions!




more to come…