What is MiniManage? This is opensource project created initially for my own use
to make a MiniShowcase (http://minishowcase.frwrd.net/) gallery management
much easier. In other words: I just wanted to let my wife take care of
our photo gallery :).
Other reason why I decided to develop such a program is client-side photos scaling. It is much faster to resize your 2MB photo for a web to eg. 800x600 or 1024x768 resolution before you upload it so you can push only 200kB file over your modem/broadband instead of the huge, full-size 2MB picture.
To use my photo-uploader you will have to put a server-side script (soap.php included in the package)
and additionoal NuSoap libraries (http://sourceforge.net/projects/nusoap/)
in your MiniShowcase Gallery home directory and set a write permission to 'galleries/' for a web-server.
If it sounds too complicated.... read my How-to section
This is first (Beta) release of my MiniManage project.
+ Clien side photo scaling/rotating (no need to push huge images over your Modem/Broadband)
+ Drag & drop - just drop the whole folder with files to upload on the gallery window
+ Easy keybord control (just move up/down and rotate with arrows or remove unwanted photos with 'delete' key
+ Batch uploading - set the whole gallery to upload and watch some movie in the meantime :)
+ Edit gallery and photo description - to add description for individual photos you will have to edit MiniShowcase gallery source code.
+ You can easily browse photos on the server and remove unwanted.
What do you need to do to use my MiniManage with MiniShowcase gallery?
Why to use it? Here you go - few reasons why it is usefull (at least for me)