Piwigo 2.6.1

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Category: Image Galleries
Stable Release: 2.6.1
Started In: 2002
Updated: February 1 2014
Native Language: English
Translated To: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Chinese, Chinese, Croatian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

Piwigo Description

Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers. Extensions make Piwigo easily customizable. Icing on the cake, Piwigo is free and opensource.
Piwigo site is available to 13 languages, piwigo to 56 languages

User features Piwigo 2.6

Mobile theme improvements
User manager new design
Admin Tools
New mail themes
Geolocate visitors
Group manager new design
New admin icons
Tag filter
Recent photos and albums
Number of tags and comments
Comment manager
Permission inheritance
Edit album improved
Default themes configuration
TIFF support

User features Piwigo 2.5

User comments: Email and Website added
Tag duplication
Pagination on albums
Batch manager: filter on dimensions
Group manager
Better looking icons
Connect with Facebook, Google, OpenID...
Temporary image while loading
Physical vs virtual albums
Protection of original photos
Tag exclusion in quick search
IP address and sessions

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Piwigo Demo

Sending/receiving email is disabled on all demos
Demos are the 'basic install' only, no add-ons, no content
Admin Username: admin
Admin Password: demo123
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Piwigo Comments

May 1 2013, 7:08 am
Hi :-)
new release 2.5.1 -> http://piwigo.org/releases/2.5.1
Mar 18 2013, 12:14 am
I used Gallery2 for years for my art & photo site, but recently switched to Piwigo.
Dude...so much easier to extend and theme! So many awesome plugins and templates available.
Works great, and looks great!
Mar 16 2013, 6:43 am
Hi :-)
new release 2.5.0 -> http://piwigo.org/releases/2.5.0
You can test without install on http://piwigo.com
Pierrick Le Gall
Nov 21 2009, 4:14 pm
I'm Piwigo founder.

Andrei wrote:

> [...] if you intend to have users who upload. You need
> to modify a lot of things [...]

We've released a "Community" plugin designed to give "add category" and "add photo" rights to specific users. Once they have these "Community rights", they can use pLoader (remote client for photo preparation and upload) to add photos.


VWPowered wrote:

> tags are a bit of a pain

You're right. We plan to improve the "add tags" form, don't hesitate to come and discuss:


Jonas wrote:

> it has a REST interface for you out there that gets
> excited about web services, like me.

I also really appreciate the web API. It makes things like pLoader possible (photos are added with the web API)

JDH wrote:

> The sooner these guys learn to write for end users,
> the sooner these guys will earn a living.

You're rude, but you're right :-/ We need to make Piwigo user interface easier at user level and improve the documentation (the easier the user interface will be, the less we will need a documentation to explain it). Don't hesitate to come on Piwigo forum and open discussions.

LightMaster wrote:

> Lightbox [...]

Nov 20 2009, 6:46 pm
Looks great but:

1: Lightbox / shadowbox is NOT supported.
2: Local .flv streaming malfunctions.
3: No option of adding tabled descriptions/dropdowns/etc.

Otherwise brilliant and well designed. Unfortunately, without the above it just doesn't cut it.


Nov 12 2009, 2:58 pm
Very pretty presentation, but like many open source projects, much is left to be desired in the instructions. If I understood what these guys were saying, I would scratch build my own gallery. The sooner these guys learn to write for end users, the sooner these guys will earn a living.
Oct 17 2009, 12:43 pm
The important feature for me is the ability to have the image gallery and the images on different servers. That is, my web host only allows about 2GB of web space. But I have unlimited space at another server on the internet.
I can not host my web page at the server with unlimted space since it has too high latency. But for images it is ok. So, a perfect marriage.
Changing theme is not too hard, but as was said earlier takes some time in some editor.
Oh, and it has a REST interface for you out there that gets excited about web services, like me.
Sep 4 2009, 7:18 am
with over 13,000 photos in my personal gallery i tried a few different gallery's but like the set-up of Piwigo, re-adjusting the theme to suit my personal taste involved re-design rather than downloadable theme (but was still done pretty easy through the admin section if you have a little HTML experience) I've yet to have any running problems with this software but tags are a bit of a pain (type in as per photo would be nicer like 4images rather than the tick boxes (with over 500 tags that a lot of scrolling) judging by the mass of unanswered questions in their forum, fault solving maybe a bit hit or miss
Aug 28 2009, 5:54 am
It seems very nice and has a lot of features. It's a little hard to use if you intend to have users who upload. You need to modify a lot of things and the explanations aren't always so good.

It would have been my second choice after Zenphoto.