Essentially what I have been doing is
- putting the photos I want in this gallery in one folder (these are the high resolution unedited photos)
- cropping the some of the photos
- using Picasa's make a web page feature (which automatically created thumbnails and let me set the maximum size of photos [say 800 pixels] and it reduced the image size - for web display)
- it also created pages for each of the photos (the idea is you could just upload the resulting files (html and jpg) to your site and you had a live web page
I like this model. I want to keep the photos on my Curious Cat Travels site - not some third party site (like Picasa Web, Flickr...). The most annoying thing about old process was I had to manually edit each page and the html Picasa generated wasn't really what I needed - so I just cut out a portion of the html from each page and pasted it into the template I had for my photo galleries.
Does anyone have suggestions for the best tools to do this using Linux?
I am installing digikam, now and will try it out.
Related: Curious Cat Travel Photo Blog - Using Your Digital Camera