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Image Display System

IDS is a CGI written in Perl that generates a multi-gallery photo album Web site on the fly. All you need to provide are the images and (optionally) descriptions. Features include support for internationalization, user interface themes, thumbnail generation for JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and GIF images, and the display of whatever other file types you choose. If you allow them to do so, guests can leave comments and order prints. Your files are searchable by name and description, and can be managed via a Web-based administrative interface.

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Recent releases

  •  06 Jul 2003 23:37

    Release Notes: Zip support and EXIF Rotate support.

    •  25 Jun 2003 17:47

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  30 Jul 2001 00:40

        Release Notes: New themes, localization for HK Chinese, improved album navigation, security and speed improvements, and distribution under a BSD license.

        •  22 Jun 2001 17:34

          Release Notes: This release includes a fix to make sure that the selected album image is preserved across themes. It also corrects a minor bug with the cookie's "path" variable, and corrects a potential bug with the sort by date function and certain images with embedded dates.

          •  14 Jun 2001 22:26

            Release Notes: This release fixes problems with previous/next image icons and images with multiple periods in their names, fixes a JavaScript bug that affected Netscape Communicator on image pages with the resize menu, improves fault tolerance with missing album icons, fixes minor bugs in the administrative interface, and makes sure that IDS cookies are now returned to just the originating site on a particular server.

            Recent comments

            11 Nov 2005 20:15 rootman

            I agree with the previous poster . . .
            . . .Anthony Clark.

            I used IDS for a few years on a home server. It looks like development has stopped on this software. The last update was in '02.

            I tried Gallery too and after a few fairly simple software updates and I was in buisiness.

            25 Jun 2003 13:28 dizzysaurus

            Dropped this in favour of Gallery

            I loved this gallery system. Visitors could resize images and adding images was easy. Problem is that my wife couldn't easily add an image or create galleries and the whole system was really slow. After a year of seemingly no new development (I really wanted mod_perl support to speed things up) I just gave up.

            I moved our photos to Gallery ( and haven't looked back. My wife can upload pictures, create new galleries and more without having to learn a unix command line and the whole system is really quick.


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