2011-05-06

ZenPhoto: Powerful tool to make photo galleries

After relocation of my family's web-site davimas.name to Dreamhost, I get the ability to place entire photos from Nuclear Physics Conferences and many other images, too large to be published using Flikr or Pikasa. But what software is the most suitable to manage multi-album, tree-like set of photos?

I try some free gallery management software, and ZenPhoto shows himself as the most powerful and user-friendly package for my purpose. I publish all photos from conferences in a short time (few hours), and my wife started to fill our photo gallery.

In addition to basic photo gallery software abilities, ZenPhoto can generate XML Sitemap, produces "clean" URLs, has GoogleAnalytics module, and can be installed just out-of-the-box. According to ZenPhoto's site zenphoto.org, it may be integrated into web-sites, running under Drupal or other WRS (CMS).

It's great! :)