Online Photo Albums
March 10, 2004 8:38 PM   Subscribe

Question about online photo albums (more inside).

I'd like to put random photo thumbnails on my blog.

To do that I'd like a simple PHP photo album that:

1. allows me to upload photos from an online interface
2. will generate thumbnails for me
3. also put the thumbnails in a separate folder from the originals so that I can use a randomiser script to display all the images in the thumbnail folder on my blog

Can anyone suggest such a photo album for me?

posted by timyang to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Not simple, exactly, but I've been told that Gallery can do damn near anything.
posted by kickingtheground at 8:45 PM on March 10, 2004

Photostack. It's not without a few annoying glitches, but it's nice and lightweight and will do what you're describing.
posted by Aaorn at 9:24 PM on March 10, 2004

I would very highly recommend THIS.
posted by banished at 9:51 PM on March 10, 2004

If you don't care about the PHP side of things, then there are a couple of free client side solutions you could use.
Limon is a basic Photo Album maker. It'll convert pictures to thumbnails and pictures and automatically upload them to your website. If you're running XP, then there is an XP powertoy you can download called the "HTML Slide Show generator". Both of these options produce adequate results., and you can use the generated thumbnails / pictures and slot them into a PHP randomiser script of your own design.
posted by seanyboy at 3:47 AM on March 11, 2004

I like Coppermine.
posted by terrapin at 7:01 AM on March 11, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks!

I've tried Coppermine and Gallery but they don't have randomisers that I can just cut and paste onto my blog (I'm not really good with handling code). And they don't separate the thumbnails into a separate folder so that I can apply an image randomiser script to the folder.

I am giving Photostack a shot right now, thanks!
posted by timyang at 8:36 PM on March 11, 2004

Drupal with the "Image" module and GD/ImageMagick is really cool.
posted by freebird at 12:08 AM on March 12, 2004

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