What is Gallery photo album organizer
The internet and computer age helps save lots of space and money when it comes to photographs. I just love taking photos, but have a tough time keeping and storing them. So I decided to do what most photographers do today, store my photographs on my computer and not print them out.
While there are various free web-based photo galleries available in the internet, an even better option for storing photos is Gallery photo album organizer software. Gallery software can be easily integrated with your VodaHost web hosting system to use to store your photos. As there are many benefits to storing photos in digital format, foremost being that this is a much cheaper option than printing photos and buying albums to store them. Moreover, I have to mention that your photos are safer when stored in the digital format as there is no fear of them getting torn, tattered or fading with time.
Photo software like Gallery also has backup features that are free and easy to use to store a backup of all your photos in case of emergencies or crash downs and can be used for both commercial and non-commercial use.
As I am not actually a professional photographer, but pursue photography as a hobby, I prefer using Gallery for safely storing my photos for a reasonable rate. Moreover there is no need of having any specific skills or knowledge to use it.
Basically, the software is available in two versions, Gallery1 or G1 that requires no server database, and Gallery2 or G2 that requires a database on your server for using it. G1 is the original photo web hosting product that is best to use for storing small to medium-sized photo collections.
Using an intuitive interface, you can easily manage photos on your website with G1, to create and maintain photo albums. G1 stores all metadata like photo titles and keywords of photos in files. Moreover as this software has fewer resource requirements it can be easily used on lower end or older servers.
On an average, G1 can easily store about 5,000 images, and can be easily integrated into your web hosting and content management system. Gallery also has various skin or themes and supports various languages.
G2 is the next generation Open Source photo sharing web application from Gallery. G2 can be easily blended into small and large websites and web hosting systems. Features of this software include ease in creating photo galleries, extensive modular designs and fully theme able software.
G2 is best for use by people with large collections of photos. The software can easily keep the data of five, ten, a hundred and even a million images in its database, with minimum performance differences between them. However there is difference between Gallery G1 software that stores data in files (G1) and G2 software that stores data in a database.
While file based software takes about 0.1 second to open an album of 10 images, database software takes about 0.5 seconds to open albums of any size, even 10 image albums. This is why I decided that though G2 can store millions of photos, for my personal use, G1 was a much better option for photo Gallery software with my VodaHost web hosting system.