The easiest way to build a simple photo website

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Renato, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Renato

    Renato Guest

    Which is the best and faster way to build a photo website? Is there a
    software out there to do this easily? I tried FP, but I didn't like it. I
    need
    to upload several photo galleries, so I need a simple front page, with links
    to the galleries.

    TIA
    Renato
     
    Renato, Apr 12, 2005
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  2. Renato

    Roy Guest

    "Renato" <> wrote in message
    news:d3ghnl$64f$...
    > Which is the best and faster way to build a photo website? Is there a
    > software out there to do this easily? I tried FP, but I didn't like it. I
    > need
    > to upload several photo galleries, so I need a simple front page, with
    > links
    > to the galleries.
    >
    > TIA
    > Renato
    >

    Microsoft Front Page is, in my opinion, one of the easiest ways to make
    Websites. Have a look in its Templates for the Multi Page Web you want. It
    will certainly be easier for the viewers if they can move from Gallery to
    Gallery without having to go back to the Opening Page.

    Dreamweaver is perhaps more popular with serious Web creators, but I found
    it much more complicated.

    Roy G
     
    Roy, Apr 12, 2005
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  3. Renato

    Ed Ruf Guest

    On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 09:17:18 -0400, in rec.photo.digital "Renato"
    <> wrote:

    >Which is the best and faster way to build a photo website? Is there a
    >software out there to do this easily? I tried FP, but I didn't like it. I
    >need
    >to upload several photo galleries, so I need a simple front page, with links
    >to the galleries.


    JAlbum is pretty nice and easy.
    http://www.jalbum.net
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    Ed Ruf, Apr 12, 2005
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  4. Renato

    Bigguy Guest

    Have a llok at Porta... http://www.stegmann.dk/mikkel/porta/

    Easy, simple, free...
    And here is a sample Porta gallery of some of my pics...
    http://www.guytittley.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Gallery/album/index.html


    Guy

    Renato wrote:
    > Which is the best and faster way to build a photo website? Is there a
    > software out there to do this easily? I tried FP, but I didn't like
    > it. I need
    > to upload several photo galleries, so I need a simple front page,
    > with links to the galleries.
    >
    > TIA
    > Renato
     
    Bigguy, Apr 12, 2005
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  5. On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 09:17:18 -0400, in rec.photo.digital , "Renato"
    <> in
    <d3ghnl$64f$> wrote:

    >Which is the best and faster way to build a photo website? Is there a
    >software out there to do this easily? I tried FP, but I didn't like it. I
    >need
    >to upload several photo galleries, so I need a simple front page, with links
    >to the galleries.


    Are you the webmaster? Can you load Perl/PHP tools? If so, there is a
    host of gallery SW available. You might check with the company hosting
    your site (look on their support forums, for example), there may be
    some preferred system people are using.

    --
    Matt Silberstein

    All in all, if I could be any animal, I would want to be
    a duck or a goose. They can fly, walk, and swim. Plus,
    there there is a certain satisfaction knowing that at the
    end of your life you will taste good with an orange sauce
    or, in the case of a goose, a chestnut stuffing.
     
    Matt Silberstein, Apr 12, 2005
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  6. "Renato" <> writes:

    > Which is the best and faster way to build a photo website? Is there a
    > software out there to do this easily? I tried FP, but I didn't like it. I


    I think you've left out some information. You could use the Smugmug power
    user or pro sites to do your own Web site for photo display -
    http://www.smugmug.com/
    but your photos will be hosted on the smugmug site, not your own. Pro users
    can have their own URL, though, so that may not be a problem for you.

    Or you could use several different pieces of software. iView Media pro -
    http://www.iview-multimedia.com/
    is one program which will build the galleries for you, but I am not sure it
    will build the entire linked site.

    For a Web site, I use Adobe GoLive, others use Dreamweaver. These are
    rather expensive programs, though. I've used BBEdit for years to do Web
    pages, but after awhile it becomes onerous trying to track all the page
    changes, links, and such by hand.

    Which is your preference? Having the photos hosted on a hosting site or
    developing your own. A hosting site may make it much easier by handling the
    linking and markup for you.
    --
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    The Civilized Explorer | spam and read later. email from this URL
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    Phil Stripling, Apr 12, 2005
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  7. Renato

    Guest

    Matt Silberstein <> wrote:

    >Are you the webmaster? Can you load Perl/PHP tools? If so, there is a
    >host of gallery SW available. You might check with the company hosting
    >your site (look on their support forums, for example), there may be
    >some preferred system people are using.


    Is there a particular set of scripts you would recommend?

    Wes

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    , Apr 13, 2005
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  8. On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 08:02:04 -0400, in rec.photo.digital ,
    in <> wrote:

    >Matt Silberstein <> wrote:
    >
    >>Are you the webmaster? Can you load Perl/PHP tools? If so, there is a
    >>host of gallery SW available. You might check with the company hosting
    >>your site (look on their support forums, for example), there may be
    >>some preferred system people are using.

    >
    >Is there a particular set of scripts you would recommend?


    Still looking, otherwise I would point you to my site. That said, it
    depends on what Perl/PHP extensions are available on your host, how
    comfortable you are with tinkering, what features you want. When I
    started looking I found at least a dozen. Which is best depends on
    your needs. These, like cameras, cars, computers, etc. are tools are
    tools are judged by fitness to job.


    --
    Matt Silberstein

    All in all, if I could be any animal, I would want to be
    a duck or a goose. They can fly, walk, and swim. Plus,
    there there is a certain satisfaction knowing that at the
    end of your life you will taste good with an orange sauce
    or, in the case of a goose, a chestnut stuffing.
     
    Matt Silberstein, Apr 13, 2005
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  9. Renato

    paul Guest

    wrote:

    > Matt Silberstein <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Are you the webmaster? Can you load Perl/PHP tools? If so, there is a
    >>host of gallery SW available. You might check with the company hosting
    >>your site (look on their support forums, for example), there may be
    >>some preferred system people are using.

    >
    >
    > Is there a particular set of scripts you would recommend?



    'Gallery' is very capable with a large user base, support. It takes some
    fiddling to set up though.
     
    paul, Apr 13, 2005
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  10. Renato

    Guest

    Matt Silberstein <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 08:02:04 -0400, in rec.photo.digital ,
    > in <> wrote:
    >
    >>Matt Silberstein <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Are you the webmaster? Can you load Perl/PHP tools? If so, there is a
    >>>host of gallery SW available. You might check with the company hosting
    >>>your site (look on their support forums, for example), there may be
    >>>some preferred system people are using.

    >>
    >>Is there a particular set of scripts you would recommend?

    >
    >Still looking, otherwise I would point you to my site. That said, it
    >depends on what Perl/PHP extensions are available on your host, how
    >comfortable you are with tinkering, what features you want. When I
    >started looking I found at least a dozen. Which is best depends on
    >your needs. These, like cameras, cars, computers, etc. are tools are
    >tools are judged by fitness to job.


    Oh, I don't mind tinkering. I have a shell account with web space on
    a netbsd system that afaik allows running perl/PHP. For internal
    testing, I can run apache under cygwin and point back to one of my
    local boxes.

    Post a usenet message when you find one that interestes you and I'll
    check it out.


    Wes
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    , Apr 13, 2005
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  11. Renato

    Guest

    paul <> wrote:

    > wrote:
    >
    >> Matt Silberstein <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Are you the webmaster? Can you load Perl/PHP tools? If so, there is a
    >>>host of gallery SW available. You might check with the company hosting
    >>>your site (look on their support forums, for example), there may be
    >>>some preferred system people are using.

    >>
    >>
    >> Is there a particular set of scripts you would recommend?

    >
    >
    >'Gallery' is very capable with a large user base, support. It takes some
    >fiddling to set up though.


    Do you have a url? googling didn't pan out due to multiple hits on
    common word.

    Wes

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    , Apr 13, 2005
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  12. Renato

    paul Guest

    wrote:
    > paul <> wrote:
    >>
    >>'Gallery' is very capable with a large user base, support. It takes some
    >>fiddling to set up though.

    >
    >
    > Do you have a url? googling didn't pan out due to multiple hits on
    > common word.




    heh... "gallery php"

    http://gallery.menalto.com/
     
    paul, Apr 13, 2005
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  13. Renato

    paul Guest

    wrote:
    >
    > Oh, I don't mind tinkering. I have a shell account with web space on
    > a netbsd system that afaik allows running perl/PHP. For internal
    > testing, I can run apache under cygwin and point back to one of my
    > local boxes.



    Gallery needs a database also. MySQL I believe.
     
    paul, Apr 13, 2005
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  14. Renato

    Paul Mitchum Guest

    Renato <> wrote:

    > Which is the best and faster way to build a photo website? Is there a
    > software out there to do this easily? I tried FP, but I didn't like it. I
    > need to upload several photo galleries, so I need a simple front page,
    > with links to the galleries.


    If your server has PHP, you should check out Simple Picture Gallery
    Manager, which lives here: <http://spgm.sourceforge.net/> It's small and
    unobtrusive and pretty easy to set up.

    There's also Gallery, which is pretty much the standard:
    <http://gallery.menalto.com/> A little trickier to set up, and your
    system needs to have either gd or imagemagick, and maybe jhead and other
    assorted utilities. But once you get it going, it's smooth sailing.
     
    Paul Mitchum, Apr 13, 2005
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  15. Renato

    paul Guest

    Paul Mitchum wrote:

    > Renato <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Which is the best and faster way to build a photo website? Is there a
    >>software out there to do this easily? I tried FP, but I didn't like it. I
    >>need to upload several photo galleries, so I need a simple front page,
    >>with links to the galleries.

    >
    >
    > If your server has PHP, you should check out Simple Picture Gallery
    > Manager, which lives here: <http://spgm.sourceforge.net/> It's small and
    > unobtrusive and pretty easy to set up.



    That looks similar to what I set up:
    http://www.edgehill.net/1/
    You have to make your own thumbnails and upload them in nested folders
    to make galleries. Annotations are made with text files in those
    folders. PHP assembles it all into web pages for you. No database or
    search facility. Mine includes a home interface for creating annotations
    and making shortcuts (more small text files) that can be put in folders
    for selected highlights refering back to the original. I like that I
    have a full copy at home to preview before uploading but it's some work
    making thumbnails & ftp-ing things.

    Mine is not packaged for distribution though it wouldn't be too hard to
    modify.


    >
    > There's also Gallery, which is pretty much the standard:
    > <http://gallery.menalto.com/> A little trickier to set up, and your
    > system needs to have either gd or imagemagick, and maybe jhead and other
    > assorted utilities. But once you get it going, it's smooth sailing.


    Pictures are uploaded & automatically resized, thumbs created through
    the web. Searchable, user login restrictions, everything. You may need
    to pay a host a bit more for mySQL.
     
    paul, Apr 14, 2005
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  16. Renato

    rafe bustin Guest

    On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 09:17:18 -0400, "Renato"
    <> wrote:

    >Which is the best and faster way to build a photo website? Is there a
    >software out there to do this easily? I tried FP, but I didn't like it. I
    >need
    >to upload several photo galleries, so I need a simple front page, with links
    >to the galleries.



    If your web host is running Apache and supports
    PHP, then consider downloading and installing
    either Gallery or Coppermine -- both freeware,
    very easy to install and administer.

    http://gallery.menalto.com/
    http://coppermine.sourceforge.net/

    At each of the above sites you'll
    find links to real galleries. Here's
    one made with Gallery:

    http://gallery.backcountry.net/


    rafe b.
    http://www.terrapinphoto.com
     
    rafe bustin, Apr 14, 2005
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  17. Renato

    Guest

    paul <> wrote:

    >heh... "gallery php"


    doh
     
    , Apr 14, 2005
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  18. Renato

    HvdV Guest

    Hi All,
    >
    >


    >
    > Oh, I don't mind tinkering. I have a shell account with web space on
    > a netbsd system that afaik allows running perl/PHP. For internal
    > testing, I can run apache under cygwin and point back to one of my
    > local boxes.
    >

    Have a look on sourceforge. We got a php based wiki from there 'php wiki',
    extremely handy, doesn't need much more than linux-apache-php, and I think
    gnu-db. Wikis are so easy to use you'll forget anything else soon.

    -- Hans
     
    HvdV, Apr 15, 2005
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