When it comes to web gallery, I usually choose Piwigo, a safe choice for a stable PHP gallery.
- Easy installation, get latest tarball on github, or simply a git clone, set two lines from the configuration file, and you are ready to go.
- Structure based on file system and directory, easy to manages and organizes photos and structures.
- Generate thumbnails and 800*600 images automatically with phpthumb.
- Two based directories, one with real photos, one with generated ones.
- Drag n' Drop to upload and manages the website.
- No SQL bases needed, it only based on the file system.
- Nice looking jQuery effects.
- Manage public and private albums.
- Comments system.
First, I have to warn you that PhotoShow still on a early stage of his developpment. It seems stable enough, the project should improve quickly in a near future, with probably some new features. So perhaps it isn’t ready for production, but should be fine for a personal use.
Installation and configuration are straight forward, the easiest is use
clone, it would be simple to keep the gallery update with upstream by doing a
git pull. You need to edit the
conf.ini file, to set both photos and
generated photos pathname. Once it done, you only need to answer the form to
set your name/password account, and you’re done.o
Some would appreciate the drag n' drop system, I personally liked the disposition of thumbnails, compact as google galleries, managed well different size to find the optimal display, allow you to quickly see every photos of an album.
I will keep an eye on this project for sure.
At last, the code can be found on github, under the GNU GPLv3.