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.
|Default indexprint. Images are complete printed||Indexprint used as a mosaicprint|
|Indexprint with ratio 1:1 choosen. Images are cropped.||Indexprint with ratio 16:9 choosen. Images are cropped.|
|Indexprint with ratio 16:9 and rotate images checked. Images are cropped.||....|
|Read and Save page||Page options page|
|Image options page.||other 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.
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 v3.33
See my website http://www.sullockenzlin.demon.nl --> GIMP for details.
Installation Gimp v2.8.x and Indexprint v3.33
Download from the file attachments:
-add glade Gimp-2.8_32bit.zip (needed also for Lineborder 2)
1. Unpack Indexprint v3.33.zip and copie all the files (including the directories) to the user plugin dir of The Gimp.
2. Unpack "add glade Gimp-2.8_32bit.zip" and copie all the files to the appropiate directories of The Gimp.
3. First time you start Indexprint an "error" can occur. Indexprint don'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,
- 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 development
Installation same as v3.33 except download "Indexprint development version" instead of Indexprint v3.33.zip.
This version is the bleeding edge towards v4. See my website for more details what has changed.
Do not use this version for commercial use for home use it is oke. This means that you should know your way around Linux or windows systems and that you should have an interest in tracking down bugs. On my systems it is working except sorting on exif and not all exif information can be included.
Changelog can be found on my website http://www.sullockenzlin.demon.nl --> GIMP..
For some reason translations aren't working anymore on windows (bugzilla 574520); Linux users have no problem. Affects also Lineborder 2.