snapGallery article

The Wiltshire News wrote a very nice article about snapGallery called Snappy way to share photos.

The one criticism the article mentions is that snapGallery won't create thumbnails of photos. That's true, and I haven't found a way to do it without completely changing what snapGallery is. I could write it as a Visual Basic application and include the thumbnail option, but that would take away its simplicity. The fact that it is a script written in text rather than compiled code means that it's very flexible and customizable. Plus there's nothing to install. (It also means people who aren't hard core programmers can send in their modified versions to share with others.) If there's a way to resize images via WSH, I haven't found it yet. I hope I can find the answer because I agree with the article and everyone who has written in suggesting it, that would be a great feature.

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I like snap gallery without thumbnails - it adds to the element of surprise.

...On the other hand, you never know how boring the next photo may be (coughAlaska)!

Sorry PB; but if news of Snap Gallery has spread to deepest Wiltshire then you must be doing something right.
You know what they say, "Today Wiltshire--Tomorrow Somerset!" So I'm on my way. I'll let the boring photos comment slide because I'm in a good mood. This time. ;)
Just wow. I got a link to your site from a friend, and i was looking through your photographs and im in awe. Seriously. Do you use the digital or the 35mm camera more often, and do you regulary touch up pictures in photoshop, or is that just how they come out...im so curious how you do it.
Thanks, Christina! I usually use my digital camera (Olympus C-700) and then adjust the levels in Photoshop before posting them here. There's a great tutorial about preparing digital photography for the Web here:

http://www.digital-web.com/tutorials/tutorial_2002-03.shtml

When adjusting levels, a trick I find handy is to watch the darkest and lightest parts of the picture, and make sure nothing gets too dark or too light to see. (Unless you're going for a special effect.) And then I try to make sure there are plenty of light levels in between. It's sort of a cheap post-exposure version of Ansel Adams' Zone System. He talks about this system in his excellent book,

The Negative
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0821221868/onfocus
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