Simple Photo gallery with comments
March 23, 2005 2:35 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for simply photo gallery software that i can install on my web-hosting provider that will allow me to upload photos and have a very simple gallery that allows comments. Everything i seem to find is trying to throw in the kitchen sink. I just want a simple photo gallery. Something like flickr, but hosted on my own server, without all the doodads and gizmos.
posted by Freen to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Gallery - doesn't even require MySQL. I've been using it for almost two years. It's hugely popular.
posted by exhilaration at 2:41 PM on March 23, 2005


I like Gallery, too, though unless you're comfortable with installs via command line (tar -xvzf, zooop, done!), it can be a pain to setup. The extra libraries (ImageMagick, jhead, etc.) are also considerations.
posted by pzarquon at 2:49 PM on March 23, 2005


I just went through the same hunt, Freen. I wanted to go with Gallery but my server was missing one of the libraries and that was beyond the scope of what I was willing to do. If you're willing to sacrifice comments, you can use Simple PHP Gallery, which is what I did.
posted by adamkempa at 2:52 PM on March 23, 2005


I've been having great results with Photostack (http://photostack.org) and the installation and setup really couldn't be any easier.
posted by annathea at 2:55 PM on March 23, 2005


Comments are really the critical element.

I need to post images and have someone else approve them. The other person is really computer illiterate, ( read old, intelligent, but not into clicking alot of buttons, logging in, having lots of options, etc.
posted by Freen at 2:58 PM on March 23, 2005


Photostack doesn't seem to have comments....

thanks for all the input.
posted by Freen at 3:00 PM on March 23, 2005


FolderBlog has commenting and only requires PHP. Very simple.
posted by smackfu at 3:00 PM on March 23, 2005


If you have Photoshop 7 or CS, it includes a gallery builder. Just choose Web Photo Gallery via the Automate item in the File menu. There are a few themes to choose from and setup is easy.
posted by pmbuko at 3:18 PM on March 23, 2005


Does photoshop allow for comments?

About folderblog, i got it up and running, but for thumbnails, it doesn't do it automatically.... any way to fix that that you know of?
posted by Freen at 3:33 PM on March 23, 2005


I think you might like PhotoFrame. It has upload, comments, thumbnails, and admin, and it's just one script you throw into a directory.
posted by 31d1 at 3:33 PM on March 23, 2005


About folderblog, i got it up and running, but for thumbnails, it doesn't do it automatically.... any way to fix that that you know of?

folderblog 3 will auto-generate the thumbnails on page-load. For now, go to post.php (in your folderblog directory), type in your password, and hit "Update and Create Thumbnail" — if you start at the first picture, you can just continue hitting the button and it will walk through your entire gallery. (This is assuming your server has the PHP configured with the GD library 1.8 or greater — if you don't see the "create thumbnail" button, that's why.)
posted by rafter at 7:09 PM on March 23, 2005


Exhibit Engine
posted by crazy finger at 8:41 PM on March 23, 2005


Photoshop doesn't allow comments, I don't think. I've only ever used the "simple" template.

Also, the coding is crap, if you care about such things. I end up spending a long time fixing the HTML and adding CSS to bring it up to XHTML standards. (The quality really makes me wonder why anyone would use Adobe's web software... does it generate the same crap code as Photoshop?) The good thing is that Photoshop will do the linking and auto-thumbnail generation for you, and if you don't care about code the results are OK (except for the commenting).
posted by caution live frogs at 12:11 PM on March 24, 2005


Does photoshop allow for comments?
yes, photoshop cs has this.
posted by JohnR at 12:36 PM on March 24, 2005


groovy. Folderblog seems to work pretty well. I'll check out photoframe as well.
posted by Freen at 7:26 AM on March 25, 2005


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