The “XMP” module for Gallery 3 is a plugin that allows easy extraction of Windows Live Photo Gallery & Picasa metadata, such as tags and faces, from uploaded photos. There are no configuration options, but the built-in “tag” module is required for tagging. The “photoannotation” module is required for uploading face information.
Using the “photoannotation” module
The “photoannotation” module developer has really made a wonderful module that includes a function for saving faces. I leverage that function in my module so that you don’t need anything extra to use the “photoannotation” module to tag faces with XMP.
If you like having the ease of uploading tags and faces straight from WLPG, and like using my module, please donate via PayPal by clicking the button below. A $5 donation will by me a beer in DC.
- XMP Module – 2.0
- Source code is obviously available from the download. However, it is also available to browse online as a fossil repository: XMP Module. You will also find the development branch of the module there, in case you are feeling particularly ambitious!
To install, extract the “xmp” folder from the zip file into your Gallery 3 modules folder. Make sure that the name of the folder is xmp, and not xmp-2.0 or something similar. Then, log into your Gallery web site as an administrator and activate the module in the Admin -> Modules menu. While on the modules menu, you may also install tags, and photoannotation if you haven’t already.
Multiuser APACHE installations
User Nick on the forums suggests that when installing PEAR onto multiuser environments:
You must install PEAR, but pear installs most likely in /usr/share/php, which in the php.ini is NOT in the open_basedir directive. add /usr/share/php into the open_basedir paths and add it also into the include_path. Because file operations are restricted to the paths specified in the open_basedir.
For support, troubleshooting, or to report bugs, please visit the forum, or submit a topic below. Before submitting a bug, especially if the module is not reading some XMP information, please go to your Gallery installation, click on “Settings > XMP”, check the box that says “Log Debugging Information” and try to upload your file again. The Gallery3 log file (in /var/logs/<data>.txt) will have information about the file you attempted to upload. Please copy and past this information into the forum post (between backticks: `).