Looking for a simple PHP image gallery

dolphin842

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Hi folks,

I'm looking for a simple, no-frills image gallery to embed into a webpage. Ideally, the gallery would:

- Take images from a specified location and auto-generate a table of thumbnails using imagemagick or similar.

- Clicking on a thumbnail would reveal the full-size image

- Each image would have space below it for a name

- The table generated would be simple so that it would unobtrusively fit inside of a normal page.

I've tried Coppermine and some others, but they all have way too many features and are 'self-contained' (i.e. the gallery is a site in and of itself, and hard to style according to the rest of the site).

Preferably such a script would be in PHP, but I'm willing to try anything, really.

Thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction :)
 

munkle

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Here's a comprehensive discussion on Photo Gallery CMS's over at another site.

iPap comes highly recommended and has recently been updated. Zen Photo seems to be one to keep an eye on.

I was looking for similar solutions to you and ended up going with Flickr in the end. Unfortunately it can't be integrated into your site but it ticked all the other boxes. Easy exporting from iPhoto was a major plus.
 

kgarner

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munkle said:
I was looking for similar solutions to you and ended up going with Flickr in the end. Unfortunately it can't be integrated into your site but it ticked all the other boxes. Easy exporting from iPhoto was a major plus.
Actually you can integrate Flickr with sites. I use it on my Wordpress install and it's fantastic. If you don't use Wordpress, but understand PHP fairly well, you could try to extrapolate the code needed from this plugin:

http://www.worrad.com/archives/2005/01/08/flickr-gallery-07/
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Not a php solution, but in iPhoto you can actually make a nice (well easily maintained) html photo album from a given album with File -> Export and choosing the Web Page tab. This makes a html index page with a folder for sub-pages, one for thumbnails and one for the pictures. You can set how many images each index file should have and the sizes of the thumbs and images...
 

jburrw

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I'd suggest using Gallery . It's a great way to share photos. Also, a friend of mine has written a pretty slick plugin for iPhoto that will allow you to export your photos to Gallery. Give it a shot - iPhotoToGallery .
 

dolphin842

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Many thanks for all of your suggestions! :)

After reviewing each one, I think that the SimplePhotos system (post #3) will be best for me to work with, as looks like it requires the least CSS wrangling in order to match my current site's style.

I must say though that all of the suggestions are quite nice and I will keep them in mind (and this thread bookmarked) for future reference.

Once again thanks for your help everyone. Perhaps once I finish the site (it's for a client) I will post a link here to see what ya folks think of it :cool:
 

snkTab

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dolphin842 said:
After reviewing each one, I think that the SimplePhotos system (post #3) will be best for me to work with, as looks like it requires the least CSS wrangling in order to match my current site's style.
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