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1<fieldset>
2  <legend>Quick Start</legend>
3
4<ol>
5  <li>Create a directory on your computer.</li> 
6
7  <li>Copy some photos inside this directory, resize them for web display. <em>Warning</em>: the name of directories and files must contain only letters, figures, "-", "_" or ".". No blank space, nor accentuated characters.</li>
8
9  <li>With a FTP client, copy your directory in the "galleries" directory of your Piwigo installation.</li>
10
11  <li>Logon your gallery and go to <span class="pwgScreen">Administration &raquo; Tools &raquo; Thumbnails</span> to create missing thumbnails.</li>
12
13  <li>Go to <span class="pwgScreen">Administration</span> and click on the big Synchronization button.</li>
14</ol>
15
16Congratulations! You have successfully created the first album of your photo gallery.
17</fieldset>
18
19<fieldset>
20  <legend>Directories and files organization</legend>
21
22<ul>
23
24  <li>
25
26    <p>Album directories are in the Piwigo directory
27    "galleries". Here follows the directory tree of a very small gallery (but
28    using many features):</p>
29
30    <pre>
31.
32|-- admin
33|-- doc
34|-- galleries
35|   |-- album-1
36|   |   |-- album-1.1
37|   |   |   |-- album-1.1.1
38|   |   |   |   |-- album-1.1.1.1
39|   |   |   |   |   |-- pwg_high
40|   |   |   |   |   |   +-- wedding.jpg
41|   |   |   |   |   |-- thumbnail
42|   |   |   |   |   |   +-- TN-wedding.jpg
43|   |   |   |   |   +-- wedding.jpg
44|   |   |   |   +-- album-1.1.1.2
45|   |   |   +-- album-1.1.2
46|   |   |-- album-1.2
47|   |   |   |-- pookie.jpg
48|   |   |   +-- thumbnail
49|   |   |       +-- TN-pookie.jpg
50|   |   +-- album-1.3
51|   +-- album-2
52|       |-- piglet.gif
53|       |-- pwg_representative
54|       |   +-- video.jpg
55|       |-- thumbnail
56|       |   +-- TN-piglet.jpg
57|       +-- video.avi
58|-- include
59|-- install
60|-- language
61|-- local
62|-- plugins
63|-- template-extension
64|-- themes
65+-- tool</pre>
66
67  </li>
68
69  <li>Except for those named "thumbnail", "pwg_high" or "pwg_representative" (see explanations below), each directory under "galleries" produces a album. There is no limit on deepness.</li>
70
71  <li>Basically, an element is represented by a file. A file can be a
72  Piwigo element if its extension is among <code>file_ext</code>
73  configuration parameter possibilities (see <span
74  class="filename">include/config_default.inc.php</span> file). A file can
75  be a picture if its extension is among <code>picture_ext</code>
76  configuration parameter possibilities.</li>
77
78  <li>Photo elements must have an associated thumbnail (see section below
79  about thumbnails)</li>
80
81  <li>Photo elements can have a high quality file associated. As for
82  wedding.jpg in the example above. No prefix on the high quality picture.</li>
83
84  <li>No photo elements (video, sounds, file texts, whatever you want...) are represented by default by an icon corresponding to the filename
85  extension. Optionally, you can associate a thumbnail and a representative
86  file (see video.avi in the example above).</li>
87
88  <li><em>Warning</em>: the name of directories and files must contain only letters, figures, "-", "_" or ".". No blank space, nor accentuated characters.</li>
89
90  <li>Once files, thumbnails and representatives are correctly placed in the
91  directories, go to: <span class="pwgScreen">Administration &raquo; Tools &raquo;
92  Synchronize</span></li>
93
94</ul>
95</fieldset>
96
97<fieldset>
98  <legend>Thumbnails</legend>
99<ul>
100
101  <li>Each photo must have its thumbnail.</li>
102
103  <li>Thumbnails are stored in the "thumbnail" sub-directory of the album
104  directory. The thumbnail has the same filename as the corresponding photo, with configuration parameter <code>prefix_thumbnail</code> as prefix (see <span class="filename">include/config.inc.php</span>).</li>
105
106  <li>Thumbnails files have not necessary the same extension as the associated image (eg a ".jpg" image may have a ".GIF" extension).</li>
107
108  <li>It is recommended to use an external module for thumbnails creation.</li>
109
110  <li>The usage of the thumbnails creation tool integrated in Piwigo is not advisable, because the resulting quality might be disappointing and this will lie heavily on the server ressources (and that could be a serious problem on a shared server).
111
112  <li>If you choose to use the webserver to generate thumbnails, you must allow write access on all albums directories.</li>
113
114</ul>
115</fieldset>
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