[RndTbl] recommendations for good linux web server based photo gallery software?

John Lange john at johnlange.ca
Thu May 30 08:28:49 CDT 2013

I've used Gallery (http://galleryproject.org/) and it's pretty easy. You
shouldn't be intimidated by the SQL requirement. Most distro's either have
SQL installed by default or it's an easy package. It's been a while since I
set it up, but if I recall correctly Gallery has a really easy web-based
auto-magical setup. Basically clicking next a few times. I haven't tried
the other new ones mentioned in this thread, but back when I was setting up
Gallery, it was the only one that was worth anything.

That being said, I'll second Sean's comment. I don't run Gallery any more
because doing it yourself isn't worth the effort when there are lots of
site out there that do the same thing. You'll notice that Gallery is
struggling to find maintainers and it's almost certainly due to the fact
that people don't see value in DIY.

The days of the average person having their own server and hosting your own
applications is over. I don't know how I feel about that...



On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 9:01 PM, Sean Walberg <sean at ertw.com> wrote:

> Just throw it on your social networking site of choice. Most people
> already have an account, it saves you time managing a site, and it saves
> the viewer even more time. Or put another way, if you store it on your own
> server people will look at it once and forget about it. Put it on a site
> they already spend time on and they might come back and even engage with
> other attendees.
> As silly as the site is, Facebook does a really good job of doing this.
> I'm sure Flickr is the same too.
> Sean
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Gilles Detillieux <
> grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca> wrote:
>> After spending too much time figuring out how to install and configure My
>> Photo Gallery (http://fuzzymonkey.net/**software/photogallery/<http://fuzzymonkey.net/software/photogallery/>)
>> on my CentOS 5 web server, only to realize it's completely inadequate for
>> the task we have in mind, I thought I'd turn to the group for help before
>> wasting a lot more time.  Do any of you have experience with good photo
>> gallery software for Linux?
>> I want something web based, which would make it reasonably easy to invite
>> select individuals to upload photos for various events (seminars &
>> symposia) we hold.  Ideally, we would set up a gallery for each event, then
>> e-mail attendees access info (username & password) which would give them
>> access to that gallery to upload photos taken at the event.  After a time,
>> we'd close off access for uploads, e.g. by changing the password, but keep
>> the gallery up for public viewing from our site.  It would have to be
>> something really easy to use, simple and reliable, so that invitees don't
>> have to spend a lot of time leaning or fighting with the site to upload a
>> half-dozen pictures.  It would be really nice if it allowed them to add
>> comments to the photos too.
>> I was thinking of trying Gallery 2 next, which is apparently available
>> from EPEL for CentOS 5.  But it looks like something pretty big and
>> complicated with lots of packages, and it needs an SQL database on the back
>> end, so I don't know how much of an effort it will be to install, configure
>> and learn.  So, I thought I'd ask before investing a whole lot more time on
>> this.  Any experience with this or other gallery software?  What's good out
>> there that would fit the bill for our needs?  Or should we just give up on
>> this idea and get everyone to upload to Flickr?
>> Thanks!
>> Gilles
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