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

Gilles Detillieux grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca
Thu May 30 10:52:22 CDT 2013

Thanks, Wyatt, John, Shawn, Sean and Jeff.  Though I was going to try 
Gallery 2 because of the EPEL RPMs for it, I think I'll go with version 
3 if the setup is that simple.  If that doesn't do the job, I may 
investigate OpenPhoto, or else go with an online service.

On 05/29/2013 08:27 PM, Wyatt Zacharias wrote:
> I've used Gallery 3, and setup is quite simple, though it does require 
> a sql server.
> Once you extract the tar ball with all the php files I think it's as 
> simple as running the setup.php file from your browser and plugging in 
> your sql server details and the automated script does the rest.
> On May 29, 2013 5:01 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>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:    http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9  (Canada)

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