Re: Adding images (JPG and GIF's) to a Greenstone collection installe d on a Windows 2000 server

From Gordon Paynter
DateFri, 14 Feb 2003 13:22:33 -0800 (PST)
Subject Re: Adding images (JPG and GIF's) to a Greenstone collection installe d on a Windows 2000 server
In-Reply-To (20030214200151-GA23125-puriri-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 11:23:40AM -0500, Mantione, Joe wrote:
>> We have Greenstone installed on a Windows 2000 server. We are trying
>> to import a collection of jpg images (taken from a digital camera)

John replied:
> 1) Use ImagePlug on windows.
> There are some messages in the mailing list archives about doing this.
> Basically, the ImagePlug relies on the imagemagick package, which is
> easily available and standard on unix systems. There is a win32 version
> available that you could install - the messages also say you need to
> rename a windows program called "convert.exe" that clashes with the name
> of an imagemagick program.

You also need to make sure you don't have HTMLPlug in your config file,
since it blocks GIF and JPG files. And as John says, you'll probably want
to introduce metadata somehow (e.g. metadata.xml files).

However, I can report that at least one person has got ImagePlug working
on Windows using the above strategies (though I cannot remmeber who).


Gordon