Publish / Print picture to you Coppermine Gallery using Windows Vista

on June 29, 2008

Since Windows Vita was released, Microsoft decided to hide the feature to publish pictures on te Gallery sites.

Here is a hack to get it back...

Here's how to reclaim the joys of the Web Photo Publishing Wizard in Vista:

In the registry (or in the .reg file you downloaded from your photo gallery software), find:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\PublishingWizard\PublishingWizard\Providers\NameOfYourGallery]

and change it to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\PublishingWizard\InternetPhotoPrinting\DownloadedProviders\YouPhotoGalleryName]

You may have to adapt the path to fit with what you'll find in the InternetPhotoPrinting registry folder.

To publish to your gallery, install the .reg file if you haven't already.

Next, open the Windows Photo Gallery in Vista and select the photos you wish to upload.

Under Print, choose Order Prints. Your gallery should show up as a "company" to send prints to. Walk through the rest of the wizard as per usual.

Here is a sample reg file that fit for Coppermine v1.4.x:



[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\PublishingWizard\InternetPhotoPrinting\DownloadedProviders\YouPhotoGalleryName]"displayname"="PhotosGalleryName"
"description"="SiteDescos"
"href"="http://www.youdomain.ext/coppermineOrOtherRootFolderForYouroppermine/xp_publish.php?cmd=publish"
"icon"="http://www.youdomain.ext/favicon.ico"

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