Die Qual der Wahl – The Agony of Choice!
I am currently using the very nice Gallery2 of Menalto. It is a great open source web based photo album organizer and there is even a WordPress plugin available called WPG2, it embeds Gallery2 within WordPress. Gallery2 has a bunch of great features, but I am not really using most of them.
I was quite happy and contented using Gallery2 the whole time until one day, I found ZenPhoto. Compared to G2, Zenphoto is a â€˜feather-light weightâ€™ application. Here is a quote of how the developer described his work.
Zenphoto is an answer to lots of calls for an online gallery solution that just makes sense. After years of bloated software that does everything and your dishes, zenphoto just shows your photos, simply. It’s got all the functionality and “features” you need, and nothing you don’t. Where the old guys put in a bunch of modules and junk, we put a lot of thought. We hope you agree with our philosopy: simpler is better.
Don’t get us wrong though â€“ zenphoto really does have everything you need for your online gallery, and you’ll even stare in awe at some of the innovative innovations we innovated upon. Here are some of the wonderful things about it: Continue reading here.
I installed it on my server for testing and learning purposes at first. Besides of that, I have waited until Zenpressed was finally released. Zenpressed is also a WordPress plugin similar to WPG2. It has the function of adding random or latest photos/albums on the sidebar and blog entries and most of all, site integration. Months had passed and due to my busy schedule, I have completely forgotten this plugin. If not because of one of my clients who asked me about a user friendly gallery software, I wouldnâ€™t be able to remember about it again or not soon again.
Finally, I got everything what I want and what I need to run a very simple yet dynamic photo gallery. Everything works perfectly fine and I am glad to say that there is software developer like Tristan Harward who is so innovative to create something like Zenpress on his own.
Now fellow bloggers, if you are looking for gallery software that just make sense without bunch of modules and junks. I highly recommend you ZenPhoto. Not convinced yet? I advise you to visit their site and or see my gallery here.