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I am looking for an easy to use application to create a webphoto gallery.

I am not a great website creater (but have created the basics)... And I just bought a website...

I took 30 or so pictures of my last ride, and now I am wanting to post them on my new website.

I do want to organize it so you can see the thumbnails before you click to see the larger picture (if you want - similiar to what I've seen on the mtbr galleries).

With my current web knowledge, I could create this, but it would take a very long time... And there is no way I would want to do this for each ride. Currently, I would downsize each image to a thumbnail. Organize the thumbnails into a table layout. Link the tables to the corresponding larger images... Upload... Seems to complicated and long of a format.

Gurus, is there an easier, quicker solution?

I am wanting to use this website to show off picture galleries... taking images straight of my digital camera to the computer to create the page. Is there something that will help me accomplish this and remove all of the little annoying steps I have mentioned above.

-S6

PS: Freeware would be preferrable, but let me know anything that you might currently know (disregarding costs)...
 

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If you own your own website, there is free software you can setup on your webserver for creating web photo galleries. However this will take some technical knowhow in installing the software on the server. With this software you simply upload the photos and it will create the gallery. You can also create different users and they each can create their own galleries and manage them.

http://gallery.menalto.com/

Another option if you just want to do a static gallery, there is software where you can point it to a directory and it will generate a gallery which you can upload to yoru website. Photoshop can do this and my wife uses a program called ThumbsPlus. Picasa may be able to do it too.

A third option is to use a third party website like http://www.fotopic.net/
 

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Thank you...

Yes, I like the idea of pointing the directories and have it generate the gallery to upload. Sounds very nice and simple.
 

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I use software called "Gallery", I don't remember off hand where to get it from but it's free, and once set up it's easy to use. You do need to have your own webserver (or hosting provider) as well as a database to store information in. It works well and I use it at home:
carleynet.net/familypictures

Members can easily add pictures using a link titled "Hey! Add some pictures". It also does all the re-sizing for you.
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JA Album freeware might do the trick.
http://jalbum.net/ you can edit the style sheets to change the skins, plus it will put in lots of your camera data for you. I't super easy to use, fully automated for various size thumbs etc. I like it a LOT better than the one in photoshop

I just did this one. I edit the skin to NOT show a lot of techy camera stuff.

http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/misc/mf2006/index.html
 

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I used gallery as well on my site and some others that I've done. The new version is really easy to install as compared to some of the older ones. It has a bunch of skins that you can tweak if you understand html so that it matches your site. I have version 1 on http://g33k.net/gallery and a newer one on http://ranchomurietamoms.com/gallery I'm no guru but gallery is easy and the forums are pretty responsive as far as getting help. Gallery is also pretty cool cuz it comes with links/shopping cart so that people can get the pictures printed at shutterfly etc. It works out for family members to be able to get family pix etc. http://gallery.menalto.com/
 

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This is exactly what I have been looking for. The Photoshop galleries suck. There are just too many limitations and the mess they create afterwards is difficult to modify. I have started building simple galleries in Dreamweaver but JAlbum and Coppermine look very interesting. Thanks!
 
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