Extreme Thumbnail Generator online documentation
Web photo galleries
Generate a web photo gallery
Publish a photo gallery on the Web via FTP
Send a photo gallery via email
How to add images to the gallery
How to sort images in the gallery
How to rename images
How to resize images
How to rotate images
How to add special effects to the images
How to add text to images
How to add logo to images
How to add shadow effect to images
How to link images in the gallery to other pages
How to add EXIF information to the image description
How to import image descriptions
Image format settings
Supported image formats
How to change the thumbnail image size
How to add a border to the thumbnail images
How to add shadow effect to thumbnail images
How to set custom thumbnail size and link address
EXIF info in the thumbnails title
How to link thumbnails directly to images
Thumbnail resize methods
Thumbnail image file name
Thumbnail image format
Thumbnails pages
Thumbnails per page
Thumbnails pages file name
Link back from thumbnails pages
Image pages
Image pages file name
Image page title settings
Advanced topics
Re-generating the gallery
Setting font for text elements
Sub-folders in the gallery folder
Web photo gallery meta data
Built-in FTP gallery publishing module
Link back properties
Multi-line text editor
Special tags
Auto-rename images in the gallery
How to add a Lightbox effect to the gallery
How to add slide show
Gallery template
Built-in gallery template editor
Batch image processing
Craete thumbnails
Image processing
Program settings
General settings
Advanced settings
FTP settings
FTP profiles
Product updates
Other products

How to import image descriptions from text file

After you added all images to your gallery you can automatically fill image descriptions by importing them from a text file. Menu command Images - Import image descriptions... opens the importing window shown below.

Import image descriptions from a text file

First you have to enter (or select using the ... button) the name of your text file with image descriptions in the Source text file edit field. Then select the appropriate file format in the Source file format drop-down list. After that select whether to import the descriptions in the Short or Long descriptions of your images by selecting an appropriate option in the Destination section and you are ready to go! Now simply click the Import button and all descriptions from the selected file will be imported.

Creating multi-line image descriptions

There are two ways to create multi-line descripions when importing them from a text file:

One thing is common for both ways: if the Add <br /> tag before every new line box is checked, then a <br /> HTML tag will be added at the end of every line of the description to create a new line on the gallery page.

Multi-line source file format

You can select the following file format in the Source file format drop-down list for multi-line image descriptions: Plain text file (empty line separates descripiotns). In this case the program will add all text to the description of one image until it finds an empty line in the file. If an empty line in the file is followed by another ampty line, then one of the images will have an empty description.

Using the < Line separator > character

You can select one of the characters in the Line separator drop-down list and after another description is read from the file and assigned to the appropriate image, the character you selected is replaced with the < new line > in the imported description.

Overwrite mode

The Overwrite mode section allows you to choose whether to add the imported description to the existing description of the image or replace the existing description with a new one.

See also

How to resize images in the gallery, How to rotate images, How to add text to images, How to add logo (or any other image) to images