Web photo gallery s/w

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  1. evoluzione macrumors 68020

    evoluzione

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    i did a quick search and came up with nothing, so i thought i'd go ahead and get people's opinions on the best software for this...

    i need to make a photo gallery on this website i've made (lfcny.org). now i'd love it if i could get it looking like the .mac homepage slideshow thing, but i've not much clue if it's possible.

    how difficult would it be to customise it for myself? would a different program be a better choice?? I figure my options are either iView Media Pro or Photoshop's Web Gallery automated task feature. Is there anything else that would work???

    thanks!
     
  2. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    I like this piece of server software called "Gallery", which is free under the GPL license:

    http://gallery.menalto.com/

    It's also nice, because someone made an iPhoto plug-in which allows you to publish photos directly from iPhoto to your web photo gallery:

    http://zwily.com/iphoto/

    I just started using Gallery, so I haven't had much experience customizing it yet - but it does include a bunch of different template styles and different options for things like how many pictures per page/online polls/visitor comments for each photo, etc.
     
  3. tigers macrumors newbie

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    I used to use Jalbum before switching to Gallery, and I thought it was pretty slick. It has the advantage of not requiring any sort of server-side software like php or Mysql, etc--however this could be a pitfall if you want to do any sort of "advance" things like voting, commenting, dynamic pages, etc.

    Another photo gallery that you may want to take a look at (if you've got mysql and php on your server) is Coppermine.

    I use Gallery on my family webpage and found it to be perfect for my needs.
     
  4. evoluzione thread starter macrumors 68020

    evoluzione

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    woah, thanks guys, but it all looks a tad too much for my needs i think. ideally i'd like to keep the same nav bar and header/footer etc that appears on every page of the site, can i integrate everything so the pics appear on a "regular" page??
     
  5. JLS macrumors 6502

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    You can actually make a simple gallery using photoshop CS,

    File > Automate > Web Photo Gallery

    Its got a number of templates to choose from too.



    edit:damn.. sorry I missed that you mentioned this.

    There might be something useful on

    www.hotscripts.com

    Im sure you could find a simple php gallery then edit the look of the page in dreamweaver to match your site.
     

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