Tue, 14 Jul 2015
Which Web Gallery?
I am looking for the best way how to publish my photos on the Web. So far I have ruled out putting my photos to some "cloud" service out of my control (Picasa, Flickr, Rajče). I want something which could generate a static tree of files (HTML/CSS/JPG/JS), which can then be published by any web hosting service, or even on my own server.
Some time ago I have tested Highslide.js, but this is more lightbox than a gallery, and it cannot adapt itself to the size of the screen.
What looks promising so far, is the thing named Photoswipe. There still are some problems, though:
- When the image has much wider aspect ratio than the screen, the image caption is displayed far away from the image itself.
- The thumbnail view somewhat sucks (see the thumbnail lists near the bottom of their own getting started page.
So, my dear lazyweb: which gallery for static files do you use? I would like to have something with the following properties:
- Works on different screen sizes (even Picasa sucks at this).
- Easy to generate all the data from large JPEGs with comments/title.
- The ability to link individual images (Highslide sucks at this).
What would you recommend?
5 replies for this story:
Vašek Stodůlka wrote:
I know, that it is maybe something different, then you are searching, but I'm using trovebox. You can see it live at fotky.stodulkovi.cz. It supports private and public stuff, sharing by creating link, albums, tags (!) and is quite fast. What is bad is, that trovebox is discontinued, but it is still by far the best private-hosted gallery I have seen, and I have searched a lot. (I had to do also some tweaks to have it working the way I want to.)
Yenya wrote: Re: Vašek Stodůlka
Apparently your trovebox requires cookies or whatever - I was not able to make it display any photo at all - just the surrounding text and an empty page.
Vašek Stodůlka wrote:
Hm, you are right with cookies, I have never tried this. :-) There is session ID cookie. IMHO there is nothing wrong on cookies, as long as they are used by the server, which originally issued them. BTW - Picasa works without cookies?
Yenya wrote: Re: Picasa
Picasa without cookies? No idea, I don't use Picasa. And for things like Google Excel (or whatever, people occasionally send me links to that crap and want me to write something in there) I tend to have a special Firefox session which has cookies for TheBigBrother.com allowed.
Michal wrote: JAlbum
How about JAlbum?