The 10 Coolest Open Source Applications Of 2010


3. CIGAR

"Yeah, it was a reach, but you gotta to go for the acronym," wrote Nik Rubenstein, author of CIGAR, which stands for Cosmic Image Gallery and Renderer. We agree about the acronym, but if you're building Web sites containing lots of images, this tool is worth a look. Just place the "cigar.php" file in any directory that contains image files and point your browser to it. Acting on its own, CIGAR renders a simple table-based gallery of images or thumbnails of all the supported images in the folder. The file can be included as a header in a larger php page file and edited for table width, border width and so on. We couldn't find or create a screen shot using CIGAR, but our guess is that it would look something like the one shown.



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