Sometimes it may be useful to keep original image files and DAlbum generated files (image thumbnails,
.albumdef.ini files etc.) in separate folders.
In this sample original images are stored in ./pictures directory, and all generated files in
./generated directory. For example, thumbnail for ./pictures/myfolder/myfile.jpg will be stored in
./generated/myfolder/myfile.jpg. This way ./pictures directory can be read-only.
This functionality is achieved by overriding customAbsfname function that converts image path relative
to ./pictures directory (ex. /myfolder/myfile.jpg) to filename (./pictures/myfolder/myfile.jpg or
/home/john/public_html/pictures/myfolder/myfile.jpg). Additional steps are made to ensure that
.htaccess files are created in ./generated directory as well.
1. Edit you custom.php and add
the following code. Modify $g_sGeneratedRoot and $g_sGeneratedRootBrowser variables to point
to correct directories. These variables are have similar meaning to $g_sAlbumsRoot and $g_sAlbumsRootBrowser, which
are described in Securing DAlbum installation.
2. Create the directory set in $g_sGeneratedRoot (./generated by default) and CHMOD it to 777.
3. Reindex. Generated files are be now stored in the new folder.