The only thing Greenstone does with an image name is use it for the
Title of the image if it can't find a better title. So you may like to
name the images with a suitable title. Otherwise I'd use a naming scheme
that will help you in the long term.
If you have meaningful information in the names, then you could modify
the ImagePlug plugin to extract that.
E.g. the name might encode the date and location for example.
You would need to do some perl programming to make that work.
Grouping the images into folders can assist with metadata assignment as
you can then assign metadata to the folder, and it will be applied to
all images underneath that folder.
You can put video clips into greenstone - if there is no plugin for the
particular format, use UnknownPlug. See
If you have animated gifs, I am not sure if ImagePlug will handle them
properly. Try just adding them into the collection to start with. If
they show up properly, thats good. Otherwise you may need to use
UnknownPlug for them too.
I hope this helps
Luisa Korodrau wrote:
> I am to start an image library for all e-photos on all our activities
> dating back to 2000 & need your assistance on how best can I have an
> image library on Greenstone.
> These are images relating to quarantine and border control, pest
> management and surveillance or monitoring etc.
> Most of the images are in jpeg format, also what is the best way of
> naming each image before transferring the image to greenstone?
> Can I also include moving images in Greenstone for example clips showing
> the lifecycle of an insect pest, quarantine procedures in-flights etc etc.
> Please advice
> Best regards,
> Luisa Korodrau
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