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Gallery - online photo gallery
A Gallery is a collection of photo albums. You can have as many
Galleries as you want on your web server. Each gallery contains
as many photo albums as you want. Configuration of Gallery and
administration of the photo albums is done entirely via an intuitive,
web interface. You don't need special privileges on your webserver
to install, configure and maintain Gallery. It's free, and we
(the Gallery team) support it. Gallery works with several different
image processing toolkits and is available in over 30 languages!
Gallery comes with a handy web based configuration wizard. This
wizard helps to make sure that your web server and operating system
are set up correctly (screenshot).
It also allows you to configure many of Gallery's options while
determining as much as it can from your environment (screenshot).
The wizard lastly creates and admin account for you to administer
your Gallery with. Later on if you want to change settings, you
can run the configuration wizard and make changes without having
to take down your Gallery.
You start off with only one user, the Administrator (login name:admin).
This account can do anything with Gallery. Typically you'll want
to use the admin to create other users (which can also be administrators
if you want). Users can be granted permission to create and maintain
their own albums on a per-album basis. Users can also self-register
and sign up for e-mail notification when things in the Gallery
An album is a group of pictures and movies inside of a gallery.
Albums can be nested inside of each other (screenshot)
and can be customized on an individual basis. Albums can have
specific permissions (screenshot)
(ie, some users can modify it, some users can add to it, etc),
and the album owner can grant permissions to different users.
Albums can even be hidden to only allow logged in or specifc users
access to even see that it exists.
An album's thumbnail defaults to a scaled version of the first
image added but can be set to be all or part of any image in the
album. Items in an album can be sorted based on date added, date
captured, etc, and the whole album can be deleted, moved, or renamed.
All captions for items in an album can be edited at once without
having to click on each picture (screenshot).
Comments can also be viewed in once place for easy review and
Additionally, if polling is enabled for an album, the results
can be viewed by the album owner or optionally displayed at the
top of the page.
Album can also be easily watermarked (watermarking every image
in it) and customized by their owners in a variety of ways. You
can change the title, colors, background, fonts, and borders.
You can also specify a target thumbnail size and a target intermediate
photo size (so that folks with lesser bandwidth can view scaled
versions of big photos). The number of rows and columns in an
album is customizable, as well as a variety of viewer options.
As you upload pictures, they will be automatically thumbnailed,
added to your album, and have intermediate sized images created
if needed. They can also be automatically watermarked if you have
enabled this feature. Once photos are upload there are several
things you can do to manage them:
- Edit the title, caption, keywords, and other custom fields
that you define.
- Modify the thumbnail with java applet, selecting only part
of the image to show.
- Rotate the image in increments of 90 degrees.
- Move the photo to a different place in the same album or
a different album.
- Hide the photo so that only the album owner or logged in
users can see it.
- Delete the photo.
- Add a watermark of your choice to your photo.
Customizing The one thing you can't easily do right now is to
change the layout from a grid format to something else. However,
in v2.0 we plan to introduce a templating system that will let
you write your own HTML to do customized themes and layouts (or
use the ones that we and other users provide). You can find out
more about MANY more customizations further down
in the user guide underneath the Customization
Users viewing your album can easily navigate around using the
navigation bars at the top and bottom of every album page. Each
album can be given its own unique URL. Each photo within the album
in turn has its own unique URL. You can use these URLs to get
directly to a specific photo from outside the Gallery (useful
when you want to email photo links to a friend). In addition to
this, the album owner can allow the user to use the following
- Languages - Gallery supports over 30 languages
and you can choose which language you want to have and how they
are presented to the user. The language can be automatically
detected by Gallery from the user's browser configuration, or
the user can be presented with a drop down box or pictures of
flags to select a language. (screenshot)
- Fit-to-window Images
- If a visitor has a supported browser, Gallery can dynamically
resize images to make them as large as possible while still
fitting inside of the visitors browser window.
- Full or Resized Images
- Visitors can choose if they want to see the full size images
or scaled versions.
- Print Photos
- Gallery supports several photo-printing services which allow
visitors to order prints of pictures in your gallery.
- Keyword Searching - Visitors can search
a gallery for text in Picture and Album descriptions and optional
- EXIF Headers-
Gallery can read information embedded in the exif headers of
jpegs. Digital Cameras and some photo editing programs use these
headers to store information about how and when pictures were
taken or created. (screenshot)
- Click Counting - Gallery keeps track of
how many times albums and pictures are viewed and displays them
on your Gallery so that you know which items are most popular.
- Public Commenting
- Visitors can comment on pictures and other visitors can view
them. Logged in users with the proper permissions can delete
comments and view all of them on one page. (screenshot)
- Polling - The owner of an album can choose
to include a poll where visitors can vote on which image they
think is the best, or what they think of every image. Results
can be displayed at the top of the album or only to the album
Visitors can view the pictures and, if configured, pictures
in subalbums, as either a slideshow inside of the browser window
or as a full screen slideshow. (screenshot)
- Album Tree - A tree of all albums and subalbums
with clickable links to them can be displayed on the front page
of your Gallery to provide quick and easy access to all of the