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Zenphoto 1.4.5

General

  • Zenphoto is now release under the license GPL v2 or later (before: GPL v2 onlyto be compatible with GPL v3 which a lot 3rd party tools use nowadays.
  • All themes and the backend are now defined as HTML5 doctype to assure compatibility with newer and future 3rd party tools we adapt. Although the new semantic HTML5 elements may not be used yet and we still use the compatible XHTML syntax in many places. Slow work in progress so to speak. [sbillard, acrylian]
  • Zenphoto uses jQuery 1.9.1 and jQuery UI 1.9.1 which is as ususal loaded on themes. Since jQuery 1.9 removed some functions older jQuery based tools may break. You find info about those changes and a jQuery migrate plugin to workaround here: http://jquery.com/upgrade-guide/1.9.
  • Themes (...)

Russian translation

Zenphoto image metadata processing

Whenever a new image is discovered Zenphoto attempts to populate certain object properties from the metadata associated with the image. Images may contain both EXIF and IPTC metadata. Zenphoto uses the formal specifications for these metadata to determine which object properties are set:

NOTE: populating Zenphoto object properties is in addition to storing the EXIF and IPTC fields in the object. It is a service to try to populate commonly used properties from the image data.

Often multiple metadata fields will map onto a single property. In this case Zenphoto applies a precedence order to the metadata, using the highest precedence field discovered. This may cause unfortunate (...)

Migrating Zenphoto to Piwigo

A small script and tutorial how to migrate images/albums.

Showcase gallery cleanup 2013

Here is some statistics from our annual cleanup if anyone is interested: 

  • 42 entries deleted:
    • 34 because we unfortunately lost them to other CMS or the sites were simply gone
    • 8 because they now just use plain official or third party themes
  • 14 entries updated with new screenshots because of rather minor layout changes
  • 8 entries posted again as new because of major design changes

So currently there are 140 entries in the showcase in total.

zp-branding

Plugin to replace the default Zenphoto logo on the backend with a custom logo.

hideUserRights

Plugin to hide the display of user rights and other info if a user does NOT have ADMIN_RIGHTS.

ZenProofSheet

Proof Sheet is a plugin for Zenphoto which will allow you to a to generate PDF proof sheet/s in A4 or LTR size paper in landscape or portrait orientation.

Zenphoto 1.4.4.8

Zenphoto 1.4.4.8 is a bugfix release. Multiple minor errors are corrected.

As usual we recommend all users upgrade for the latest updates and fixes. For more detailed info about the fixes please review the GitHub issues list.

 

NOTE: due to some screwups in taging the right codeset we have skipped 1.4.4.6 and 1.4.4.7. (These acuatlly exist, but they have incorrect version numbers.)

Some user guide restructuring

We have just restructured our user guide a bit. Specifially we worked on the troubleshooting which formerly was located within the article "Troubleshooting guide". This was a collector article that fetched otherwise invisible shorter articles by a script to create a huge list. While the overview was nice it was outside the site search and a bit inconvenient to find.

We now have now create a buch of new longer articles to group these shorter articles thematically so they are easier to find. While doing that we tried to clean up a bit and removed some outdated info, too. You can now find all these via the main category "troubleshooting".

If you are searching on our forum there are a lot direct links to those former shorter articles within the troubleshooting guide that will be broken.

While the user guide might not be (...)