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******** (*)Ubuntu users who upgraded to 14.x read the Linux note below *********

An indexprint or contactsheet is an image that traditionally contains the negative images of an entire roll of film. Photographers used such sheets to index prints or as a proof page to decide which prints to enlarge.

Indexprint is a very useful tool to show the contents of a folder, for web design projects and galleries, personal work, or just to have a record of any archive folder in your (external) hard drives. Indexprint let you easily preview and catalog groups of images by displaying a series of (small) images on a single page or multiple pages.

From version 3.20 on indexprint has the possibility to show the exif information 'date and time', 'iso', 'speed', and 'F-number' if exist otherwise 'no exif data' will be printed. With the latest version 3.31 also JPEG XR formats can be printed. From v4 on the interface has been rebuild and also some new features has been added.

The pictures below are samples how indexprint/contactsheet works. For the default indexprint I have defined only three pictures on a row and three rows. I also wanted the filename including the extension printed. As result all pictures are scaled and centered within there respective minipages.

Quick overview Indexprint V4.00r3 (v3.34 has no background and lettertype/color)
Preview/screenshot Indexprint v4 development (v3.34 has only one window)
Read and Save pagePage options page
Image options page.other page.
Extended options page.

Indexprint is the same program as contactsheet v2.xx (http://registry.gimp.org/node/120) but has his own GUI designed with Glade, v2.xx uses PF-widgets. Reason is that a few problems with v2.xx cannot be easily solved i.e. the small screen problem, choosing a mix of imagetypes and size/ratio. These problems are solved in this new version. V3.xx uses also tooltips, also not possible in v2.xx.

This updated version works with version 2.6/2.8 of The Gimp, several imagetypes are supported.
Updated versions are first published on my website at http://www.sullockenzlin.demon.nl --> GIMP.

Download and Installation

The Indexprint plugin is tested on Windows XP SP3 and Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (both 32 bits).
Installation notes given here are for windows only. On Linux: don't forget to make indexprint.py executable.

Indexprint can also be installed with Gimp Extensions Pack: http://registry.gimp.org/node/27656

Installation Gimp v2.6 and Indexprint v3.34
See my website http://www.sullockenzlin.demon.nl --> GIMP for details.

Installation Gimp v2.8.x and Indexprint v3.34
Download from the file attachments:
-Indexprint v3.34.zip
-add glade Gimp-2.8_32bit.zip (needed also for Lineborder 2)

1. Unpack Indexprint v3.34.zip and copy all the files (including the directories) to the user plugin dir of The Gimp.
2. Unpack "add glade Gimp-2.8_32bit.zip" and copy all the files to the appropriate directories of The Gimp.
3. First time you start Indexprint an "error" can occur. Indexprint doesn't know the location of your images and the location where you want to install your indexprint.

For JPG XR, raw and ps/eps files and exif information you need also to download and install:
- UFRAW plugin v0.18 (window users: donot install 0.19.x it won't work, see the website of UFRaw)
- Ghostscript/ghostview,
- pyexiv2 (needs also Python2.7.2/2.7.3 installed),
- JPEG XR plugin (it is possible you get a .dll error, search the registry for it)

Installation Gimp v2.8.x and Indexprint V4.00r3
Installation same as v3.34 except download "Indexprint V4.00r3" instead of Indexprint v3.34.zip.
This version is the bleeding edge towards v4. See my website for more details what has changed.
This version should be now a stable release but.... this means that you should know your way around Linux or windows systems and that you should have an interest in tracking down bugs. Propably you don't find one;)

If Indexprint refuses to work start Gimp in a terminal screen (Linux) and watch the output. For windows user start cmd and type at the C:> prompt: gimp-2.8 > error.txt 2>&1. This will produce an error.txt file in the root dir which can be easily examined.

Changelog

Changelog can be found on my website http://www.sullockenzlin.demon.nl --> GIMP..

Note Windows 32/64 bits users

For some reason translations aren't working anymore on windows (bugzilla 574520); Linux users have no problem. Affects also Lineborder 2.

Bug: pyexiv2 should be installed. Reason known.

Windows 64 bits users will have trouble installing JPEGXR and UFRaw, 32 bits users don't have trouble. As far as I can see there are no 64 bits executables, no problem for Linux users.

Note Linux 32/64 bits users

Bug: pyexiv2 should be installed. Reason known.

(*)Ubuntu users with the new version 14.x libglade2-0 must be installed. It is not installed by default anymore.

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Comments

For version 3.10 you only have to unpack the zip archive into your plugin folder nothing else required. Default language is english nothing to do with .mo files. See further the installation notes for Linux.

If you unzip the zip package in your plugin folder you will find in this folder a file called indexprint.py (this one you should make executable) and a directory indexprint with contains everything what is needed.

I see you have also installed python v3.1.3 I don't no if hat interacts with v2.6.6. On windows it is at the moment impossible to use (and test) this version because the other packages are not compiled for this version.

V2.12 is rather old I have updated this version to 2.14. See my website.

I went ahead and extracted this to my Linux machine and I am having the same problem. It shows in the File menu, I select it, I make my choices and hit ok, and nothing happens. The only difference is I am using Python 2.6.5. Using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on 32 bit system. I have all the proper libraries,etc. Glade was installed previously, although I understand its not necessary to work this plug-in?

Indeed Glade is not necessary although as far as I know pygtk with glade bindings is a needed (for windows).

I don't have the ability to test it on a Linux machine yet. I have installed a virtual machine with different Linux distro's installed including Ubuntu but failed how to install programs and so on.

I will test tomorrow the content of the zip archive.

Have you also tried Lineborder 2, did it run properly?

Have you checked the errorlog folder of indexprint?

The ok button is greyed out on Indexprint, so it's not producing any errors, because it never runs. You have to cancel out to remove the menu screen.

That is odd the OK button should not be greyed out. If Lineborder 2 works Indexprint should also work. Both have the same dependencies.

Can you check for me if in the config folder a configfile is added? You can check that file for "stupid" things or even delete it, it will be recreated automatically.

/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:100: Warning: unable to set property `xalign' of type `gfloat' from value of type `gchararray'
builder.add_from_file(UI_FILENAME)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton14_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton13_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton12_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton10_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton9_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_spinbutton8_change_value'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_spinbutton7_change_value'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_spinbutton6_change_value'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_spinbutton5_change_value'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_spinbutton4_change_value'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_spinbutton3_change_value'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_spinbutton2_change_value'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_radiobutton4_group_changed'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_radiobutton3_group_changed'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_radiobutton2_group_changed'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_radiobutton1_group_changed'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_spinbutton1_change_value'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_combobox2_changed'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_entry1_activate'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_filechooserbutton2_file_set'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton8_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_filechooserbutton1_file_set'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_entry2_activate'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton7_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton6_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton5_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton4_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton3_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton2_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:103: RuntimeWarning: missing handler 'on_checkbutton1_toggled'
builder.connect_signals(self)
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:154: Warning: unable to set property `xalign' of type `gfloat' from value of type `gchararray'
self.dialog.show()
/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py:159: Warning: unable to set property `xalign' of type `gfloat' from value of type `gchararray'
gtk.main() # event loop
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py", line 195, in on_dialog1_response
self.docontactsheet()
File "/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/gui.py", line 320, in docontactsheet
select_part_of_filename)
File "/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/GenerateIndexprint.py", line 606, in contactsheet
Dump_Filename_list, Sorted_Images, part_select)
File "/home/mahvin/.allplugins/indexprint/GenerateIndexprint.py", line 138, in get_images
for filename in os.listdir(original_location.decode('mbcs')):
LookupError: unknown encoding: mbcs

Thanks Mahvin. As far as I can see you are missing one or more packages. Look at the Linux table and be sure that everything is installed (pygtk, libglade, etc.)

I tested also the zip archive, the archive is oke.

But there is also one line what concerns me: the last line "unknown encoding: mbcs"

I did just that, and found that I had them all, but not dev versions, if that matters. Lineborder works, so apparently, as you say, indexprint should as well?

On Linux I really don't know if dev versions matter.

If Lineborder 2 works on your system so does Indexprint. Why not on Ubuntu I don't know.

I have already contacted Mikral to help but I shall also ask him to have a quick look.

Thanks for the reply. I took and removed it from ~/.gimp-2.6/plug-ins/ and then unzipped it to /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/ I also made Indexprint.py executable and had the same experience. There is no errors coming into the error log. It seems like a problem with the executable command. The "ok" button clicks, but then nothing occurs.

I have downloaded and installed Line Border 2. I have used this before without issues. I just checked again today and it still works without issues.

thanks for providing this script hopefully someone can help figure out why it doesn't work for me in Ubuntu 10.10.

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