What is the best image gallery ?
What is the best image gallery ?
I have used Coppermine, 4images and Gallery and I love 4images. Gallery was something I used 2 years ago and it was a real pain to customize. Coppermine is a simple little program, but didn't really have the functions for what I wanted. 4images does. I like the option of registration before posting comments or even viewing the pictures! :)
$images. Definitely. Is a hell to customize, (not like WP) but is more cleaner and to me more robust than gallery or coppermine
What's $images? Do you have a link to it?
I've tried Coppermine, 4images, dAlbum, and Gallery, and my favorite ones are Coppermine and dAlbum.
I haven't tried customizing any of these script much because the themes they come with are really nice already. This is a sample of my CopperMine gallery. The features I needed the most were batch uploading and storing data in a database. The database made it easier for me to retrieve the last uploaded images so I can use them somewhere else on my site.
dAlbum on the other hand is also convienent when you just need a simple gallery without all the bells and whistles of complex themes I think it has a cute geeky look to it since it uses folders to display the albums. You just upload your images into a folder and then rebuild. So the folder structure is how your albums will be set up.
Another photo gallery that looks interesting is PhotoPost. But it's used mostly for a photography community.
ok this is a repeated reply, pictorialis ii is more than just a photoblog now :)
4 and $ are on the same key, so I'm assuming anon means 4images.
I used 4images. The design is pretty easy to integrate. Check out my site at thoughtasylum.com
there is not "best" program, only the one that has the least amount of compromise.
what do you want to do?
what things are important?
For me I wanted to ftp large batches of images up, and then have it auto create thumbnails for me. it depends upon what you want.
Does anyone know how to ftp large batches of images when your using 4images, Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am getting so tired of only uploading 10 images.
there is a way to a customize the themplate or colors?
Or exists out there a collection of themes?
Who said gallery programs had to compromize?
Try ZenPhoto. (disclaimer: I'm the developer).
It's completely customizable with themes, you can mass-upload via FTP, or regular upload through the web (zip or individual images), add info about the images to a database, and more.
It's beta right now, so installation and stuff might be difficult. Also I'm planning more WP integration soon. Still, I think it's better than most of the rest.
So re: "there is not 'best' program" -- I'm trying to make one ;-)
Actually, I didn't want any of the admin/setup hassles and had spent too many hours with Coppermine and Gallery, so I opted for a Flickr Pro account and using the FAlbum plug-in which does an amazing job at integrating Flickr into WP. there is another plugin for embedding directly into posts, that uses the FAlbum structure. Took me all of 10 minutes to get it running at my site.
I installed zenphoto and it looks really cool.
I'm going to wait until the official release though. I need to have nested directories, sorting, ability to delete, protected directories/pictures (i.e. require password or require member) etc.
I like what I see so far though.
4images is good but it can cause problem when receiving 7000+ users /day .
that's a good problem to have.
I've tried a bunch, too. There definitely is not one that does everything for everybody. I originally liked WPicasa for it's simplicity and because I use Picasa. The developer has been working on updates for a while now. Gallery Manager looks to be a great plugin, although it is not yet fully developed. I've tried Plogger and it seems to be good. And I have also used Lazyest Gallery and a standalone script DAlbum. I really like DAlbum for standalone management of photos.
All, and others, are working on my site, if you are interested.
There is a multi-upload mod for 4images that might be useful to you........
Try phpwebgallery! it works with 10 000 pictures in the gallery!
If you are interested, I did also a plugin to integrate wordpress and phpwebgallery ( a nice and very easy to use and install photo gallery software, with multiple user and a lot of features ). It works also with wordpress 2.0. The integration is invisible to your visitors. Have a look here! You can download from here
I used Coppermine for quite a while (I have about 1500 pix and growing) but got a little frustrated with the lack of ability to customize. After hunting around a lot I settled on Plogger, which integrates very nicely with WordPress. (Despite the name it's a gallery, not a photoblog.) It only uploads one picture at a time, but if you FTP your pictures it will import the entire directory.
I'm using Zenphoto and it works really good,
and it´s simple to integrate themes with wordpress
I'll try Plogger it looks great too
I'm new to WordPress, needed a nice gallery to integrate into my WordPress theme (Prozac). I wanted to be able to upload images using ftp and have a multiple folder hierarchy.
After trying half a dozen galleries, I selected Lazyest Gallery. At first I moved on, because it caused problems with my theme. But I went back and got incredibly nice support from the author.
He solved the theme issue with code in no time at all, and is going to incorporate changes into future releases. I am using the 0.9.0 beta with no problems, although I am not using advanced features b/c I don't need them.
Different galleries fit different purposes. This one fit mine and works very nicely.
I'm looking for a gallery replacement for 4images. I really love 4images. But it's taking my server down when I have high traffic days. And since installing WordPress on the server it seems to be happening more often and I'm pretty sure that 4images is the more mysql intensive one of the two.
If you have a suggestion on how to improve 4images or streamline it, let me know.
Otherwise I'm looking for a gallery system capable of sustaining easily 20K photos sorted into many nested categories.
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