Shareware developer Michael Mulligan has released
myPhoto 1.0, a small utility designed to complement Apple’s iPhoto that may appeal to those who don’t use Apple’s .Mac service with its accompanying iDisk feature.
“It’s a small program that, once installed, will automatically share all of your photos on your personal Web site,” Mulligan told MacCentral. “Your resulting photo album has all of the features you are accustomed to in iPhoto — captions, thumbnails, albums, a search engine and more.”
myPhoto, which requires Mac OS X and iPhoto 2, is a PHP program. All you have to do is plug in your digital camera, import your photos as you normally would into iPhoto, organize them, add whatever captions you want, and your photos are on your Web page.
“No exporting every time you have new photos you want to put online,” Mulligan said. “No subscriptions. No messing with HTML or learning how to make a Web page. Once installed, it requires no work on your part to keep your photo album on the Web up-to-date.”
For people viewing your photo album, myPhoto offers several different options. They can come to your Web page and just keep clicking the next button, going through each page of thumbnails in your photo album. If they want to see all of the photos that you grouped together as an album in iPhoto, they can choose an album to view from the dropdown menu at the top of the screen. If they’re searching for one particular photo, they can enter a date or keyword into the search field and search through all of your photos. A demo is available now for download.