I recently downloaded WP 2 and created a site that's not yet online. I installed php4/mysql locally to design and test my custom theme and all is well on that front. It's a very simple site with a static front Page with links to the blog & a photo album.
Obviously, WordPress will control the blog, but i'm looking for software to run the albums.
My requirements are:
- bulk uploading
automatic thumbnail & full size image generation
ability to add custom title, caption and details to individual photos
display of exif-info
easy integration of uploaded images/albums into blog posts
comments for photos/albums
use my WP theme's css, header, menus, footer, etc.
plays well with WP
make the site look seamless
I don't need:
overly complicated script
registration of software/hosting
I've looked at most of the popular programs including plogger, pictorialis, gallery2, coppermine, phpwebgallery, etc. and it's hard for me to judge not having the time to test them all.
I'd love user reviews of how programs you've used match my needs!
Aside: Would pictoralis easily funcion as a blog since the base of the program is WP? i.e. use only pictoralis for both blog and album and leave out WP? I'd ask the pictoralis people, but their forum has been inactive for about a year...