Cernunnos Morrigu (cmorrigu) wrote in php,
Cernunnos Morrigu

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Photo Gallery

I've been hunting all around for a decent photo gallery. There seem to be quite a few different projects, some of which are still active, available. None of them seem to accomplish what I'm looking for, though. I have tested quite a few, but all are lacking. To this end, I thought I'd ask here if anyone has anything similar to what I've been looking for.

Major Features:
Abstracts image URLs - hides the path and filename to prevent direct access
Public/private flags - allows some images to stay hidden
Tags - I'd like to be able to tag the images ala, LJ, Flickr
Does not require gd - auto-thumbnails and watermarks can be disabled
Traverses directories - new images can be dropped in a subfolder or the root image folder and will be picked up automatically
Comments - allows for public (configurable) or private comments, either ties into phpbb or uses some sort of email validation/captcha scheme to reduce spam
EXIF - extracts all image data form the photographs and can display it
Uses simple cacheable CSS/XHTML templates
Does not store images in DB
Uses MySQL or abstraction layer that allows MySQL for comments, tags, etc
Takes reasonable measures to be secure and speedy

Minor Features:
Users can upload images
Temporary/expiring image URLs for sharing
Hotlinking configuration - allow all, deny all, allow specific sites
User-switchable templates
Javascript navigation and image pop-ups optional
Keeps stats on a pre image basis - top keywords, views, etc
All images can be watermarked automatically
Thumbnails may be re-generated automatically
Can assign/rename/describe multiple photos at once

I'm sure there are more details, but that should give a start. The scripts I've found so far are either too simple and don't have many features or too complex and require components and methods of use that I won't be using. There are a few others that store the images in the DB, which is something I'm definately against. I want to be able to FTP a directory of images and know that it will be online and ready to go as soon as the transfer is complete, or that it takes a simple click to do a rescan so they are available.

If I have to, I'll start from scratch... I was just hoping that there would be something available that I have not yet found that could serve as a foundation to build from.

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