[TYPO3-english] TYPO3 solution for photo database

Thorsten Indra t3lists-2010 at thorstenindra.com
Tue Jan 19 17:39:15 CET 2010

My guess is that with a lot of work, some things can be accomplished using 
Typo3, for example by using the EXT exiftool and the perl library used 

If you want a future proof approach according to today's metadata standards, 
you'll be better off looking here:

I don't think Typo3 is currently ready to do the heavy lifting you are 
looking for. The future roadmap of the dam looks somewhat promising, but 
that may be a ways off - I think here you have a case for a more specialized 
solution needed as mentioned above.
Best Regards,
Thorsten Indra

David ARNOULT - Edition & Internet Operations wrote:
> Hi Lorenz,
> I use Gallery2, a very powerful web gallery engine for this kind of
> features. I know that there's an extension to bridge it with Typo3.
> http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/view/gallery2/current/
> Just an idea!
> Rgds
> David
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : typo3-english-bounces at lists.typo3.org
> [mailto:typo3-english-bounces at lists.typo3.org] De la part de Ulrich
> Lorenz PHZ Luzern
> Envoyé : mardi 19 janvier 2010 14:38
> À : typo3-english at lists.typo3.org
> Objet : [TYPO3-english] TYPO3 solution for photo database
> Hello list
> Our university has an archive of about 20'000 photos that are being
> used in the website, in flyers and reports and are also available for
> the press.
> We need to make this archive available. As we make intensive use of
> the DAM we think it would eventually be possible to integrate this
> archive into our TYPO3 websites.
> These features are needed:
> - Assigning (multiple) categories (also by batch assignment) to
> pictures (as done in DAM)
> - Reading/adding meta data to pictures (as done in DAM)
> - Category tree view
> - Thumbnail view of the selected category (ev. with watermarks)
> - Big picture view in a lightbox (ev. with watermarks)
> - Full text search of the metadata with thumbnails view as result (as
> done in DAM list module)
> There should be two user groups (what could be realized by felogin):
> - Read only users can browse the database (preferably with watermarks)
> - Full access users may additionally download the photos in original
> quality without watermarks
> Our preferred way of downloading the files would be as follows:
> - The (full access) user can add pictures to a kind of shopping basket
> - After having finished the selection, he can download the files after
> having entered a reason (e.g. 'these pictures are used in the website
> of the research department')
> - An internal counter should be available to show how many times a
> file has been downloaded in full size
> We know that at the moment there is no extension that offers all these
> features. But we would appreciate every constructive input to this
> topic: Has someone used DAM/DAM frontend for such a solution? May the
> DAM assetsets help in future? Is there a shopping extension that could
> be extended for this purpose? Or is it a hopeless mission to use TYPO3
> for that kind of archive?
> Thanks in advance and regards,
> Lorenz
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