Looking for some good software for making photo albums for my personal use. Seen some good programs in windows that generate flash albums.
I love Google's "Picasa". A great program for managing pictures. You can also create movies, slideshows or upload photos to "Picasa Web Albums".
You can download the .deb from http://picasa.google.lt/linux/
Then, one way to install it is to double-click on it--the Software Center or GDebi will open, prompt you for your password, and all you to install.
Another way to install it, after downloading it, is to open the Terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T, type
However you install Picasa, you can run it by searching for it in the Unity Dash and clicking on it in the search results.
As noted briefly on the Ubuntu forums, quite a good way of arranging a scrapbook or album of photos is by using
So, first run
Then go the Scribus wiki page and save, for example, the first script to file and make it executable. Now load up
Once your document is created you can add titles and captions, and export it as a pdf so that it can be shared. It is of course possible to modify the Python scripts and create one that suits your particular needs. The scripts may of course need to be updated when new versions of Scribus come out.
I have found this is a good way of creating a personalised album without recourse to java or flash based programs.
The screenshot below shows the pictures imported in