Stamp Page Creator
Stamp Page Creator is a program for creating and printing pages for stamp albums. The program has easy graphical user interface. User of the program will always see print preview of the currently edited page. The program uses XML-files for storing stamp album projects.

With Stamp Page Creator you can create pages much more easier and faster than any drawing or text editor program. All pages of an album project will have same kind of style. The program will reorganize a page when you add, modify or remove stamps of the page. Normally there is no need to move other stamps after you have added/removed one.

  • What You See Is What You Get
  • Saving/Loading uses open XML file format
  • Printing
  • PDF export
  • Zoom
  • Automatic page layouting: No need to adjust stamp places manually
  • Importing stamp images from photographs

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE: 1.6.0

Stamp Page Creator on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing Stamp Page Creator
Download Create a directory (folder) "StampPageCreator". Open the zip file and go into the directory "StampPageCreator". Copy the files to the directory "StampPageCreator". That's it! You can also copy direct the whole subdirectory with FC/2 or similar program.
It takes some time to understand how the program works. Also its not without problems. I did download some images with stamps (I don't collect stamps) and the program didn't see the stamps on some of those images because the background did blend too much in the rims of the stamps. I couldn't print, system seems to hang or couldn't find the OS/2 printer. The PDF option does work, but the file is written when you close the program. All stamps are collected in own directory, so you need enough space on your drive. I didn't test it, but may be you can tweak it with "-Duser.home=". The program doesn't have setup settings, all what's saved blongs to the created pages.

The stamppagetor.cmd file
Stamp Page Creator works with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have made a stamppagetor.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
[drive: StampPageCreator]
cd [drive: StampPageCreator]\StampPageCreator
java -Duser.home=[drive: StampPageCreator]\StampPageCreator -Xmx512m -jar stamppagetor.jar
The last two lines are actual one line, but I had to break it up in parts. Be aware that there is a space between "stamppagetor.jar" and "2>". I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Stamp Page Creator with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: StampPageCreator] = drive with Stamp Page Creator

should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "stamppagetor.cmd" from the distribution. This file is copied to the "StampPageCreator" directory (folder). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.
Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: StampPageCreator]\StampPageCreator\stamppagetor.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "Stamp Page Creator". You find enclosed in the file an OS/2 icon.

Parameters / options explained
  • You can use "javaw" instead of "java" if you like.
  • The specification "-Duser.home=[drive: StampPageCreator]\StampPageCreator" ensures that Stamp Page Creator will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory.
  • The specification "-Xmx512m" indicates the maximum limit of the used memory.
  • The addition "2>stamppagetor-bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "stamppagetor-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 Stamp Page Creator icon:

revision August 10, 2016