BetterHTMLExport
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iPhoto HTML export plug-in.   Shareware ($20.00)
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BetterHTMLExport is an export plugin for iPhoto that greatly increases the control you have over the Web pages that get created. In addition to the functionality of the built in HTML exporter it adds the following:
  • The ability to put image titles and/or comments on the index and image pages
  • Previous and next picture links on each individual image page
  • Control over compression setting
  • Conversion of returns in comments to spaces
  • Option to add links to each index and image page
  • Option to export the original image
What's New
Version 2.3.4:
  • Fixed an issue with conflicting photo names
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, iPhoto 8 (iLife '09) or iPhoto 7 (iLife '08).








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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Jan 2005
Note that if you have iPhoto 4, this version will NOT work with it. You'll have to go to the site and download the older version.
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Nov 2004
Exactly what I needed - and haven't had any problems.

Ok it takes a couple of hours to sort out the template - but if you've got a bit of programming knowledge it isn't that hard.

And the developer - Simeon - replies to emails usually within 24hrs.

It's exactly what I wanted - get the template code I need then put it in my homepage template. voila :)
[Version 2.0.19]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Oct 2004
Here we are at another version. It's still got the same bug that it had before. The pictures aren't always kept in the desired export sequence. The BetterHTML forums have postings over this and for whatever reason the programmer won't/isn't addressing this issue and it continues to be frustrating. The program is terrific...when it exports properly. Mr. Programmer, are you listening?
[Version 2.0.18]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Oct 2004
I seem to get this once in a while. I can fix it, bu going into iPhoto, copying the desired photos to a new album, then rearranging them. It's not difficult, but it's also not one-step unfortunately.
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Anonymous commented on 10 Aug 2005
yep, obviously not listening..... it's now July 2005 and the bug has not been fixed and the app has not been updated since January 2005.
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TimPlaster commented on 10 Jul 2004
I agree with Joe. Those are two things that I would love to see in BetterHTML. I have tried to create my own templates, and have given up after a few hours of attempting to learn the language. It's not that easy to understand. Other than that, it's a great app, and $20 is NOTHING to save you so much time in creating web albums. Thanks guys.
[Version 2.0.17]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Oct 2004
I agree. It's too much trouble to learn the language, but at the same time none of the existing templates are the right solution either, so it's almost a neccessity to try to figure it out or be stuck the so-so templates.
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jun 2004
Great product, since Apple's included HTML export is both ugly and buggy. Anyone else get thumbnails the size of the full photo??? Well.....BetterHTMLExport fixed both of the problems.

It takes a few minutes to get a clue as to what the various parts of the app are for, but when it's set up, it's easy to use. It REALLY does make it quick and easy to put together web photo albums ranging from 5-200 photos. This is what I had been searching for over the past 6 years, and BetterHTMLExport does it better than anything else I have tried.

-Joe

What I would like to see:

1. Better previews of the various templates.

The previews on the BHTMLE website are just too be useful. I had to make my own listing of about 12 different templates so that I have a clue which one I am choosing a why (hopefully I will post this somewhere online soon!

2. Much easier way to create templates.

While every template is an improvement over the built-in Apple template, each one has it's quirks or failing, or does't fit a certain situation. (Kudos to those who have made templates - thanks!) There needs to be easier way to adjust templates or create them from scratch. It would definitely make the app worth the full $20. (Maybe $15 for the export app, and $$5 for template creation app?)

-Joe
[Version 2.0.15]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Oct 2004
I agree, the previews on the website are just too small.

I did the same - I made samples of all of the templates that I downloaded. I even made comments about each templates.

Soon I will setup the templates and have them linked from the publishers site or at least from the forums.
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Apr 2004
Terrific product. But, recently the program has begun missing photos, organizing them out of order, and dropping links. The lastest version 2.0.14 has not fixed these. Also, looking at the parent company's forums which are supposed to support this product they are AWOL. If the company won't spend the time to respond to postings this wonderful product is in trouble.
[Version 2.0.14]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Sep 2003
I use the app quite a bit, it's a great way to export from iPhoto to .html files. It is a bit difficult to figure out exactly how to get the templates working properly, but once you get the settings you like, you're off to the races. I would like to try creating my own templates, but haven't taken the time. All in all, a good app!
[Version 2.0.10]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Feb 2003
This is a must have add-on to iPhoto if you are going to publish your photos to web. It is easy to create your own templates and built-in commands are powerful. Truly amazing!

I published a demo site using BetterHTMLExport, go and check it: http://desktop.webhop.net . I can share my template files if someone is interested.
[Version 2.0]


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Strikeman commented on 06 Aug 2002
Qute a powerful, flexible template mechanism for generating web albums. For an example, I have created a PHP/MySQL based album which allows viewer comments and tracks hits (http://www.photos.lifeinhk.com/HKBoat/index.php)

Documentation is terse but adequate - I got by with a combination of the included documentation, the article on O'Reilly (http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/04/02/betterhtmlexport.html) and lots of trial and error.

Once you get the hang of it, it is not too difficult, and it makes generating those web albums much easier.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Brighton-Pete had trouble on 19 Feb 2009
iPhoto '08 (v7.1.5 (378)) MacOS X 10.5.6

Crashes iPhoto on export.
[Version 2.3.3]


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Type:Development : HTML
License:Shareware
Date:26 Feb 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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BetterHTMLExport is an export plugin for iPhoto that greatly increases the control you have over the Web pages that get created. In addition to the functionality of the built in HTML exporter it adds the following:
  • The ability to put image titles and/or comments on the index and image pages
  • Previous and next picture links on each individual image page
  • Control over compression setting
  • Conversion of returns in comments to spaces
  • Option to add links to each index and image page
  • Option to export the original image (linked from the image pages)
  • Anchors on thumbnails so links from full size images back to the index take you to the right thumbnail
  • Option to select location of navigation links (top of page, bottom of page, or both)
  • HTML entity encoding of album title and image title and comment text
  • Powerful, flexible template mechanism lets you create the look you want


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