Photo Gallery with igal - online image gallery generator

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Photo Gallery with igal

All you want is share your photos, but you don't want to install one of these bloated media servers? igal is for you!


All users

tar -xvzf igal-1.4.tar.gz
cd igal-1.4
mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
cp igal /usr/local/bin/igal
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/igal
mkdir -p /usr/local/man/man1
cp igal.1 /usr/local/man/man1/
cp mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/igal
cp README THANKS ChangeLog COPYING indextemplate.html slidetemplate.html tile.png igal.css /usr/local/lib/igal/

Debian users

apt-get install libjpeg-progs netpbm

If you want to conserve disk space, proceed like in "Others" (PPC only) instead, afterwards run "apt-get install libjpeg-progs".

Others (PPC only)

tar -C / -xvzf libjpeg-binaries-ppc.tar.gz


  • Set up a custom instance of thttpd (the webserver shipping with the LS), as described in here. Advanced users might prefer to use this setup instead. We'll assume your server root is /mnt/share/www (LS1 style) in this example.
  • Create the shared photos directory
mkdir /mnt/share/www/photos
  • Protect the directory with a password (optional)
thtpasswd -c /mnt/share/www/photos/.htpasswd photos # enter a password when prompted
  • Copy photos into /mnt/share/www/photos, organize them into subdirectories if you want.
  • Set up a script that generates the galleries if necessary, on a daily basis. If your directory /mnt/share/photos is password protected, the subdirecories will inherit the password. See "man igal" for the options passed to the program.
echo '#! /bin/sh
for dir in $(/bin/ls -1 ${DIR}/ | /usr/bin/tr "\n" " "); do
test -d $DIR/${dir} && /usr/bin/nice -n 19 /usr/local/bin/igal --bigy 480 -n -w 5 -d ${DIR}/${dir}/
test -d $DIR/${dir} && cp ${DIR}/.htpasswd ${DIR}/${dir}/
done' > /etc/cron.daily/igalAB
chmod 0755 /etc/cron.daily/igalAB
  • If you want to create the galleries manually, run

whenever you want.