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About Gallery 1

Gallery 1 is a web based software product that lets you manage your photos on your own website.

You must have your own website with PHP support in order to install and use it.

With Gallery you can easily create and maintain albums of photos via an intuitive interface. Photo management includes automatic thumbnail creation, image resizing, rotation, ordering, captioning, searching and more.

Gallery was created in an effort to prevent well-meaning folks from sending us obscenely large photos by email. It was designed to provide an easy place for friends and relatives to create and maintain their own photo albums.

Also see: Presentations


Basic Photo Album features:

  • Easy to create Photo Albums
  • Easy ways to add Photos, e.g. with Drag and Drop Tools
  • Photo and Album Administration and Editing
  • Auto-Generation of Thumbnails and Resized Images
  • Handles Many Image Formats

Comprehensive Features:

  • Easy Installation and Upgrades
  • Multi-User Ready
  • Themeable - Change the Look and Feel by Switching Themes.
  • User / Permission Management
  • Integrations available for many CMS, Forum and for other Software
  • Internationalized - Over 20 Mostly Complete Translations
  • Community Building Features (Comments, User Self-Registration, ...)
  • Portable - Gallery 1 runs on any webserver with PHP 4 or PHP 5 and does not require anything else (no Database required!)
  • Handles Video and other Media
  • Unlimited Number of Sub-Album Levels

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Gallery is free. See Evaluate Gallery for details on how best to evaluate Gallery.


Gallery is open source software licensed under the GPL. Gallery is free to download, use and to customize. There are no costs involved in acquiring the product and you are free to modify the source code to customize the application if you wish to do so. For details of the license please refer to the GPL.


Gallery maintains public trackers for bugs, feature requests and translations. Although the active development of Gallery 1 will end soon, we will at least release securty and patch releases for Gallery 1 for one year after the development active development has stopped.

You will always be able to upgrade to Gallery 2 and preserve your data most of your settings as well.

Reported security issues will always be addressed as fast as possible with security patch releases.

Documentation and Support

Documentation and support are a community effort.

  • Online discussion forums - You can get user-to-user and developer-to-user support in the forums.
  • Online documentation - The 'Codex' is the home for all Gallery documentation.
  • Further support and communication channels include:
    • Instant user-to-user support via #gallery-support in IRC
    • Paid Support offered by the Gallery Staff
    • 3rd-Party Services throught he Marketplace Forum

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Gallery 2 is the future: It is already leading in downloads and bug/feature/support requests, and most of our users are either switching over to or starting out on Gallery 2. Active Gallery 1 development will end soon.

For details, please see: Gallery 1 Development Schedule


See: Credits