Specifying repository images
As discussed on the Repository Strategy page, you will
specify the repository images to be included in an album by itemizing
them in the textfile called albumfiles.txt (which will be stored in the
folder containing the album). This file is created (or updated) by JAlbum when you are working in the Edit tab and are re-ordering images in an album or excluding some images from the album.
The file albumfiles.txt begins with some comments (indicated
by a # at the beginning of the line), after which you will itemize the
images for the album. For each image file you will normally enter an absolute
path and a filename on a separate line.
Open a browser window or tab and in it open the file
index.html for the repository that you will next be using as a source
of images. (Here's a
picture of a screen shared between a browser and an editor.) The browser
will show the path and filename of this index.html file being displayed.
Copy the path but not the filename. (On a PC start with the drive letter
and end with the last slash; either forward or backward slash can be used
as a directory separator.) Then paste the path into albumfiles.txt. If
the path has "%20" in it, i.e., "percent 20," replace
this with a space character. You will now use the browser to go through
the album and see which images you want to include in the album you are
specifying. For each image you want to include, copy its filename from
the buttons frame in the upper-right portion of the screen and paste this
filename into albumfiles.txt. (Copying and pasting insures that the file
specification is not mis-typed.) After you have selected all the images
you want from this repository folder, you can go through albumfiles.txt
pasting the folder path at the beginning of each line specifying an image
from this folder. Then be sure to remove the line in albumfiles.txt containing
just that path.
You can repeat this process with other repository folders
if desired. When finished, save albumfiles.txt and exit from the editor.
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