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  1. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I need new photo gallery software. I've been using Gallery, but am fed up with it! Just did an upgrade and now can't access any of the photos! It's a clunky piece of software anyway and the markup is horrible anyways (tables everywhere!). Does anyone know a good piece of PHP software to run a photogallery? I don't mean a photoblog either...I want something to manage albums, etc. I'd prefer something that creates valid XHTML and is configurable.
    Thanks in advance!
    -Nick

  2. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try coppermine then

  3. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Are Coppermine and Gallery the top two?

  4. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I beleive so, yes! and there was someone (Idahocline) who did a hack to display coppermine nice and clean within a wp page, too.

  5. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Whoa, whoa, whoa! What about LaughingLizards' most-excellent adaptation of WP to create PICTORIALIS? It's full-featured WP with photo uploading and thumbnail generating capacity.
    Check out http://mindfulmusings.net/pictorialis/

  6. Skybly
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I wouldn't recommend Coppermine if you want valid XHTML and clean markup (without unneccesary tables). I've tried to do that before and it's a major pain in the [insert body part of choice], you'd have to not only change the layout templates but also the coding itself - not good if you ever intend to upgrade.
    I like 4images, it has a very clean templating system and it took me no time to make it validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict and take out all the tables (except the one that holds the thumbnail overview). I'd post my result but my WP site is still under construction :) Anyway, you can download it here: http://www.4homepages.de

  7. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    PICTORIALIS is awesome, but it's a photoblog, not a photo gallery, at least from everything I've read and seen. I think I mentioned I don't want a photoblog. :-P
    I think I'm going to end up using a smaller project. I've found 2 that are nearing completion. I guess the race is on to who can finish first or give me some test code to try out. hehe ;-)
    http://mathibus.com/photos/
    http://rebelpixel.com/photos/

  8. markku
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm gonna go prepare better documentation for my iPAP/SPAM photo gallery app. Once I finish it, I'll probably provide a download link on my site. The current preview version mathibus.com is using works just fine. :)
    Hopefully after the weekend. :)

  9. TLFR81
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm also looking for something to create a photo gallery. I think I have a lot less requirements than most people though. I've managed to set up WP as a photolog, which works just fine for one thing I'm doing. But I'm making a seperate section of my site to gather up other pics in a different way. Basically, all I'm looking for is some kind of software which will create individual pages for each picture (possibly allowing the option to add a comment about each picture), and group all the thumbnails below it (or anywhere on the page, doesn't matter). I don't have a current layout set up, and I'm pretty good at customizing them, so it doesn't really matter how the page is arranged. I'm kind of liking the setup of the two links MtDewVirus posted above, so basically something similar to that. Don't need anything fancy. I looked through the ones I've seen mentioned, and a lot sound good, I just don't want to go with one that has too many features I won't need. Any suggestions?

  10. lane
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try Singapore:
    http://singapore.sourceforge.net/
    Very very simple gallery to work with. You basically create the directories and upload the images and it creates the thumbs automatically. Uses info in filename to delve basic title, date, author. Take a look, imo, it's one of the better galleries and its valid XHTML...

  11. TLFR81
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just checked out the site and I'm going to download it now. Looks to be exactly what I want. Thanks!

  12. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That does look nice!!

  13. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Two more photo gallaries which you can think of using:
    http://www.photostack.org
    http://wnailer.vddh.com
    Not sure how hard would it be to integrate these with WP.
    Cheers!

  14. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Integrating with WP is not really any problem. I use PHP includes for my header, footer, and other things in WP and on my static pages. They all also use the same CSS files. So I've basically integrated WP into my site, instead of my site into WP, which I think is a much easier way to go. :-)

  15. lane
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Photostack looked clean, but, from what I read, you have to manually list out the images in a text file. Not too familiar with WNailer, but it seems a bit clunky. With Singapore, you just drop it in a directory, change a few settings and you have a nice looking gallery. The developer just added batch uploading (by way of a ZIP file) through an admin interface and the ability to customize thumbnail sizes (square, rectangle, etc). It really has a KISS structure, but one that works very well with just enough options.

  16. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think I'll try Singapore out this weekend.
    I had also looked at Photostack (briefly) and couldn't believe that I would have to manually edit text files to add albums, descriptons, etc. And no "nice" permalink structure built it...Ugh!
    I'm currently testing out SPAM/iPAP, but it is missing some features that I would really like.

  17. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Singapore uses tables!! Yuck!!

  18. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm tired of throwing my pictures away into Gallery. I saw someone had something with WP where there was a large thumbnail on the front page of a blog post and then in the extended entry it had all the thumbnails that linked to the photo on its own page, which is pretty much how Gallery works. Does anyone else remember seeing this?

  19. welsper
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  20. ringmaster
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Does PictPress make it easy to edit the gallery after it's in there? It seems like it just makes it easier to add a batch of paged images to a post.
    Have you looked at this?

  21. trevorturk
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Photostack has an admin interface that lets you upload and change descriptions etc without ftp or text files, you should install it and try it out - the docs are a bit out of date.

  22. rayne
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've installed Photostack and I really like it. It's so easy to use, but I need an additional field besides the description. In photostack, the description is meant to work as a title. I need both title and description. If I could get both from photostack, I would be sold on it completely.

  23. welsper
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, I was answering allusion's question. But Pictpress is simple and well-integrated into WP. It's slightly different than Exhibit where Exhibit doesn't redisplay the images into your WP template. Instead, it just pops up a window. Whatever floats your boat.

  24. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    PictPress output looks really nice, I'll have to dig into the code.

  25. uberwald
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I use photostack on uberwald.com alongside wordpress. It's pretty easy to adjust the templates, and you only need to list the files in a text file if you want them to have captions/rollover text. And you don't have to do it manually, there's an admin function for it that's easy to use.

  26. rayne
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Oh, I was able to work around photostack by designating a textfile as my image description. The templates allow php so I threw in some code to extract the content from the textfile to get my image title and description. It is a workaround for now. Maybe at another time I'll come up with something better.

  27. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Pictorialis II, another LaughingLizard product, is in development as we speak, and it is a photogallery.

  28. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    My vote goes to Exhibit - it is the best (simplest and most elegant) gallery plugin for WP so far!

  29. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    As NuclearMoose suggested, please check out Pictorialis II
    http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2004/06/11/pictorialis-ii-framed/

  30. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Very awesome!! I can't wait to get my hands on this!

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