1, 2, 3… Online Photo Gallery!
SFPG is not the only photo gallery software out there – there are quite a few options available. However, I chose SFPG because it is completely free, it’s written in PHP, it does not require a database, and it is SOOOO simple to set up.
To get started all you need is:
- a web server with PHP 5 and GD library installed,
- the SFPG script, and
- your photographs/images.
Copy your photographs into a directory on your web server, drop the SFPG script in the same directory, and voilà, you’ve got yourself a photo gallery!
For an example of SFPG in action, check out my photo gallery. It took me less than 4 hours to completely integrate the gallery into my website (excluding photo editing), and all in all I’m very impressed. The only thing I find wanting is the ability for people to comment on photographs, but even something simple like that will need a database.