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

Jeff jeff at friendface.ca
Wed May 29 20:44:19 CDT 2013

Trovebox is a hosted service, Open Photo is the community version



On 5/29/2013 8:22 PM, Shawn Wallbridge wrote:
> Sorry about that, I could have sworn that it was a downloadable 
> package, not a hosted service.
> shawn
> On May 29, 2013, at 3:32 PM, Shawn Wallbridge <shawn at wallbridge.net 
> <mailto:shawn at wallbridge.net>> wrote:
>> I saw a demo site running OpenPhoto a while back. But I never looked 
>> into it.
>> It's renamed Trovebox now. https://trovebox.com/
>> shawn
>> On May 29, 2013, at 3:01 PM, Gilles Detillieux 
>> <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca <mailto: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/) 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
>>> -- 
>>> Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca 
>>> <mailto:grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>>
>>> Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
>>> Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9  (Canada)
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