[thelist] Web Photo Gallery

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Mon Aug 23 15:54:38 CDT 2010

On 23 Aug 2010, at 19:42, Todd Richards wrote:

> I'm looking to implement a photo gallery into a website for my client.  Was
> looking at different PHP gallery tools, but they weren't meeting the needs
> that I wanted (easy web-based multi-image upload, editing, organizing).
> Then I started wondering about using Picasa, Flickr, or Photobucket for the
> image uploading/storage, and incorporating those galleries into their
> website.
> My questions:
> 1)  Yes or no?

Will certainly make life easy for you

> 2) Recommendations on one over the other, and why?

Flickr has a very strong API - not used the others.

> 3) Does the gallery stream/albums/photos appear like they are on our site,
> or will they just link back to the Flickr (or whoever) website?  I'd like
> them to just appear like they are on our site.

Depends - you can have them on your site as a screenshow - look at how they integrate into Posterous for example:
and there are plenty of RSS feeds/APIs to just grab the pics by set, by tag or whatever, but Flickr ToS require you to put *a* link back to Flickr, so you can't totally debrand it.


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