salonify 0.81 released


Apparently, the salonify package I released a few days ago worked fine for upgrades, but not new installations.

The new version should work better. Sorry for anyone who tried it once and gave up. :)


Get the latest version of salonify as a tarball (v0.82, released 9/15/05). Or read the changelog.

salonify is a free software web-based image gallery system written by Adam Rosi-Kessel in perl 5.8. Here is a sample installation with a few images. The Electronic Privacy Information Center serves photos with a stripped down version for their Observing Surveillance website. I hope other people will find it useful.

salonify generates thumbnails and a slideshow based on an entire directory hierarchy of images. The slideshow takes advantage of JavaScript features, but it works perfectly well with JavaScript turned off. The viewer can also choose from three image sizes and rotate images if they are not properly oriented. The presentation is reasonably consistent across all browsers; it even renders well in w3mimg. It also permits anybody looking at the images to add or modify the captions, turning the act of viewing the photos into more of a participatory activity. In future versions, the administrator will be able to selectively allow certain people to change captions or turn off the feature entirely (right now, the administrator can turn captioning on or off for everyone as desired).

Please email me with a link if you use salonify, and let me know whether I can list your site here.

salonify is listed on

There is an old Debian package for salonify, but it needs to be redone and updated for the latest version. For now, I would suggest using the tarball.

A more complete feature list and some more information will appear here some day. For now, get the tarball above, which includes some documentation. Also check out the sample installation.

Contents (full package):