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Tool to build a photography web site?

Hi,

A friend of mine asked me to take a look at tools available to build a web site that would present the work of photographers, something like Philip Greenspun's http://www.photo.net .

I'm a bit lost with all those CMS out there. Could anyone recommend a good one, where we can start small and add features later? I'd rather something open-source, but any suggestion much appreciated :-)

Thank you

Frederic Faure
Thursday, October 02, 2003

I think photo.net was built from ACS by Greenspun. ACS has an open source cousin called OpenACS: http://openacs.org/

Matthew Lock
Thursday, October 02, 2003

iPhoto ;)

FullNameRequired
Thursday, October 02, 2003

Check out http://www.photographica.org/ .  It runs Scoop ( http://scoop.kuro5hin.org/ ), at least a heavily modified version of it.  I'm sure he'd let you use it, its all open source.

Andrew Hurst
Friday, October 03, 2003

You could try http://gallery.menalto.com/ which has been recently reviewed on NewsForge http://newsforge.com/newsforge/03/10/01/1737252.shtml?tid=11

You could also take a look at http://gallery.future-i.com It plans to be open source but they haven't release the source code yet. If you email them it might speed things up. :)

Miles
Friday, October 03, 2003

My mate John wrote a really great app for manipulating JPG/thumbnailing and generating HTML indicies. It allows you to edit the EXIF info, e.g. add comments into the JPG etc. then extract these whilst generating HTML.

The address is: http://www.stuffware.co.uk/

Tim H
Friday, October 03, 2003

Thx everyone :-) Gallery is working more or less on my W2K test host (crashing sometimes). I'll set up Scoop and see how much work is required to have it just handle picture galleries off a web site.

Frederic Faure
Friday, October 03, 2003

Hi

Check out http://www.rainbowportal.net and
http://www.rainbowportal.net/ASPNetForums open source portal.

It would be great to build such photography community into it.

I am actually going to build similar website - please contact me and we can see wheather we have similar goals.

photo
Monday, October 06, 2003

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