Ever wanted to make a fully functional, photo rich, easy customizable Photo Gallery portal for your family photos online or just to make a commercial website to make some healthy cash be simply throwing some photos? Then check out these awesome photo systems for your basic and pro needs. All of these are open-source and can be downloaded from their respective sites easily, all for free.
A really powerful CMS specially designed for specialized gallery websites. It has almost all the features you want to need to make a gallery out of your photos for closed family group online or to make a rich collection of photos online to make cash. You will be served with some awesome functions to suit your taste. Easily customizable, easy integration with blog, are some of its glittering features. It also let you upload other type of media like videos, flash videos along with the photos and images. Along with these you can also leave notes on your photos, protecting photos with auto-watermarking are some other features.
Also known as Gallery 2. This is mother of all gallery CMS with some lush functionality and options, both for a user and admin. It can be defined as all in one solution for photo site. It can be operated with several image processing tool kits. This is available in some more than 30 languages. It has some hundreds of features to make it best in town. This a gallery which can be used, installed and managed from a beginner to a pro user. Its free but has awesome support by the team.
This is the widely used system for photo galleries because of it’s easy usage and easy to configure process. Photos can be uploaded with web based uploader, FTP or even from Windows based publishing solution. Users can add comments, send pictures as e-cards, even they can make their own galleries. It works on PHP, MySQL along with Image shack for thumbnails. It is also available in most popular script installer Fantastico.
This CMS contains some most common features of all photo gallery systems. It is choice of many because of its nice themes and easy user registration. RSS feeds, enhanced search engine, advanced options for users, and extensive functions for users and image handling make it to stand among other competitors.
Its elegant, its simple photo gallery solution. You won’t need a database to run a gallery with this. So if you are a beginner and want to make a gallery with no hassle and no complicated tweaking then this will let you make a gallery very easily. All you have to copy the photos by FTP to the server and it will make thumbnails of all photos. It has some drag and drop features, iPhone emotions with AJAX support.
A very nice system to make photo galleries with a blog style. It let you create a website with some awesome looks, with image specific but customizable image related information. Many plugins are available for added functions for photos like Geo-tagging, Flickr integration, Spam filters, Comment Moderation, support for Cool Iris etc. This is the best best photo gallery solution to make pure photo blogs as nothing beats it.
A cool photo-gallery system built by active users. Easily post and publish photos in real time. It has nice themes with powerful extensions. It let you add more functionality with an ease to your each photo. It also has a remote client pLogger to upload photos to your gallery. Users can also be added to upload photos of their own, or to edit information of existing photos easily. Users can be categorized in different modes to mange roles like a visitor, Generic, a Member, Administrator or a Webmaster.
It let you create a website with some ordinary looks but with multilingual support. It can easily be installed by HTML installer instead of tweaking it manually. This is another system for simple and novice users. It is developed in PHP, MySQL and PostgeSQL. It comes with basic photo gallery options along with some novice features include User management, Zip Uploads and Download feature make it to compete with other simple systems.
These Photo Gallery systems are all open source and can be easily downloaded for free from their sites.
P.S.: Do you know any more of them? Do share with us, and we will be glad to add it this list with your courtesy. You can also share your experience with us… simply drop us a comment below.
[Editor’s Note: This article is submitted by 3rdbrain who writes on ActivR on topics related to technolgy, CMS and gadgets. This is his first blog post on Devils Workshop.