Advice needed on website gallery addon


McBrian

Link Posted 30/04/2007 - 23:10
Hi All

I have been given the dubious position of webmaster for my camera club http://www.glenrothescameraclub.org. The site has been up for a while but has not been maintained in ages. The last person to run it said he had to destroy the gallery as someone tried to upload a huge file or something like that. Anyway can any of you super dooper developers recommend a gallery addon (I use dreamweaver) that will cater for around 30 members uploading, I have had a quick look around the net and found this http://codex.gallery2.org/Gallery2:About
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.

johnriley

Link Posted 30/04/2007 - 23:28
For my own site I decided there was no point adding a gallery when I had hundreds of pictures on ePHOTOzine, so there is a link to my EPZ page instead.

For a club it's a different matter, unless members e-mailed you images and you put one a day in a club EPZ portfolio. Thinking about it, it could work because images from members will only arrive sposmadically at best.

For advice ask the webmaster at our own club site - post a message on the forum at www.adaps.org.uk or e-mail info@adaps.org.uk

You could also ask for advice of the webmaster at www.lcpu.org.uk where we use Coppermine galleries to provide the Gallery.
Best regards, John

MattMatic

Link Posted 01/05/2007 - 08:57
I've used CopperMine gallery... that's not bad, but will require MySQL and PHP. Not too tricky to setup, but I haven't used it in ages.
http://coppermine-gallery.net/

If it's a static gallery, then the combination of SimpleViewer and Picassa with the SimpleViewer gallery addon is a doddle. (see my website for the gallery).

You can even use SimpleViewer with PHP if you want a dynamic gallery.
http://www.airtightinteractive.com/simpleviewer/

Matt
http://www.mattmatic.co.uk
(For gallery, tips and links)

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 01/05/2007 - 11:16
You could even use Blogger - it's a simple, customisable way of people posting to a website. You would have various ways then of searching for images in the gallery (month posted, artist, keyword etc) and if the photographer wanted to add info about the picture, they could do that easily too. Each member could have their own log-in.

I've done one for a mural artist, and it blends in nicely with the rest of his site: www.morethanart.co.uk/blog

Just a thought...
Dan

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 01/05/2007 - 11:18
Ooh, just thought, it would also allow people to comment on the pics too.

McBrian

Link Posted 01/05/2007 - 12:51
Hi Guy's

Thanks a lot for all the suggestion so far, I can see I'm going to have to do a bit more research before I make a decision.

Having thought about iit a bit more I'm leaning towards setting up a GCC Pbase account, if I can setup each member with his/her own gallery+password with specific links from the GCC website for each gallery, this would remove a lot of maintainance from my roll and provide good exposure of the images.
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.

gartmore

Link Posted 01/05/2007 - 13:42
I seem to remember that Macromedia had a Dreamweaver add-on which allowed clients to upload files without mucking up the site, sorry I cant remember what it is/was called
Ken
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