A no-nonsense, hassle-free photo album generator
Porta turns an image directory into a neatly formatted web photo album. Besides being free its primary virtues are:
Giambattista della Porta (1535-1615) was the first to add a convex lens to the camera obscura. This amplified its light sensitivity significantly and thus constituted a major step towards the cameras of today. Add the meaning of the Latin word porta (gate) and you have the full "story-behind-the-name".
How to make a photo album?Making a photo album requires you to locate an image directory.
Next, the window to the right is shown. Pressing enter starts album generation and shortly after is the result shown in your browser. Simple and fast.
Features and program options include:
How fast is fast?An informal comparison showed that Porta was five to eight times faster than similar programs.
Album: 47 input images (2560x1696px), medium-size 550px, thumbnails 80px [Athlon 1100MHz, 256MB, Windows XP]
*Medium-size images were 640x480px. **The high quality scaling option was used to obtain a quality similar to Porta's.
Support Porta development
Download and historyDownload the latest official version of Porta [v1.04, 606 KB] (Windows version packaged by NSIS).
Thanks to Wine it's also possible to run Porta on the linux platform.
Check the Porta history for recent changes and download of older versions.
Mirror sitesGerman Porta users may want to visit the translated mirror site kindly sponsored by Domain-Union.
Alternative download sites include Tucows and SnapFiles. Porta also got the "100% Clean award" from Softpedia. Not to mention the "Programa Recomendado" from Uptodown. Muchas gracias!
Online forumPorta is supported via an online forum thanks to phpBB. Emails are also welcome but the forum should be the primary communication channel (in order to aid other Porta users); .
AcknowledgementsPorta contains code portions kindly provided by the Independent JPEG group, the Libtiff project, the XML parser toolkit, the Jhead project, and the FreeType project.
The SimpleViewer is written, and kindly licensed for use in Porta, by Felix Turner, Airtight Interactive.
All languages, except for English and Danish, have kindly been contributed by:
Related softwarePorta's younger brother is Barnack; a program for learning about the intrinsic camera parameters and their effect on the hyperfocal distance, depth of field et cetera. Another family member is cousin Riis; a minimalistic photoblog system that enables you to share an image in a single mouse click.