I use the
BINS program to share my digital photographs
with my friends. For example, you can have a look at my
public photo album.
BINS mainly targets the GNU/Linux and Unix operating systems,
but as it is written in Perl, it can probably be easy to run it
on the other operating systems supported by Perl.
Here's what I like about BINS:
- It is free software. This makes you free to use it with no restriction,
to study how it works, to modify it according to your
needs, and to distribute it (modified or not) to other people.
- BINS can generate albums in the language of your choice.
If your language is not supported, you can easily translate the
program! However, BINS doesn't support multi-lingual albums yet.
- BINS is very flexible. Whenever I was trying to do anything particular,
I found an option to do it.
- BINS automatically picks up EXIF data stored in photographs by digital
cameras. In particular, it automatically rotates pictures which have a
non-zero rotation attribute, and displays the date and time the picture
- BINS generated albums look great and are easy to use. BINS
uses templates, so you can easily modify the aspect of your pages.
In particular, you can define your own header or footer.
- BINS generated albums are static: you don't need a
web server that supports PHP to view them. These albums are
thus very easy to view on your local disk or on a CDROM you
can share with your friends.
- Development is very active at the moment. Cool new
features are added on a frequent basis. This also means
that the bugs that you report are fixed very quickly.