Easily handles large photo collection (tens of thousands)
Relational database management system:
Plays nicely with image-editing tools
Maintains images in three sizes:
Normally, renders albums on-the-fly, but can export a complete album for upload to a website or burning to a CD/DVD
Works with any browser
Multiple simultaneous users
Depends on other software like Apache, PHP, PostgreSQL
Expects particular configuration choices
Takes some geekiness to set up
Unless you need a custom configuration, take the easy way
It makes sense to dedicate a computer (real or virtual) as a photo server.
In that case, use Easy Foto Box:
Start with distro already installed. For this demo:
Browse to Easy Foto Box at
and do what it says, namely
[Post-presentation note: if you wish to repeat the demo from my Jan 5 2008 presentation, here are the instructions.]
Installed Photo Album Manager using Easy Foto Box.
Assembled a photo set.
Edited the set and the images therein.
Demonstrated searching and tagging.
Assembled an album.
Displayed the finished album.
BTW, everyone on the network can use it simultaneously.
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Both Photo Album Manager and Easy Foto Box are at:
Easy Foto Box instructions have copy-and-pastable commands to do it all.
Photo Album Manager has extensive documentation and sample albums.