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Generates static HTML photo albums

BINS is a valid HTML 4.0 photo album generator that supports internationalization, EXIF, and customizable charset encoding, including UTF-8 (Unicode). Albums can contains other sub-albums. Albums can be customized globally, per picture, or per album/subalbum by using template and configuration variables. The number and size of scaled pictures can be chosen in pixels or percentage of the original image. Several description fields (date, location, etc.) can be associated with the pictures; you can add additional description fields. A command line utility can set or edit description fields. BINS uses the EXIF data structure found in some pictures to automatically fill some fields (most notably, date and time) and to produce a page providing all information available on the picture, as well as the DigiCam settings when the photo was taken. All image meta-data are stored in XML files.


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey30 April 2002

Leaders and contributors

Jerome Sautret Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitejpegtran (to rotate images)
Required to useImageMagick
Required to usePerl (see home page for list of required modules)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 March 2017.


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