What's the best, most fully featured gallery module for Drupal right now? (Any promising ones up and coming?)

The aim is to rival flickr, is that possible with Drupal?

I noticed this module (http://drupal.org/project/node_gallery) what do you think about it?

Thanks in advance for your help/opinions.

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aitala’s picture

There are no clear winners.. node_gallery is OK, I think its best suited for per-user galleries. Its does not do a good job of organizing images (in the file system) within a gallery or in creating subgalleries.

Eric

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Brook’s picture

Thanks for the reply Eric. Which one is best suited to compete with flickr?

aitala’s picture

Well there are several modules that deal with Flickr (I think), but I have only used the one that puts blocks into a user's profile page if the user provides their Flickr info...

See - http://drupal.org/project/emfield

Eric

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Brook’s picture

Aitala - I don't want it to work _with_ flickr, but to be like flickr, where users can upload shots, create groups etc :-)

aitala’s picture

Oooo.. sorry, misread that.

At the moment there is no single Drupal module that does that. I remember the Lullabot crew doing a workshop of creating a Flickr like site, probably using Views, CCK, etc. but that's about it.

The next thing would be something like the Drupal-Gallery2 bridging module but that's a bit messy since it only links the two... not a total integration.

Eric

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scroogie’s picture

There is already a Drupal-Gallery2 bridge. It is used on the official Gallery2 website. Its http://drupal.org/project/gallery

Quartz’s picture

I am new here but I understand that the above combination is a winner at customizing and displaying images in galleries however you want them.

See this thread http://drupal.org/node/446042

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aitala’s picture

The biggest issue I have with this method is the organization of the image files on the server - AFAIK they'll all end up dumped into a single directory. Not very organized...

I'd like to have a gallery-subgallery structure like...

Model Cars
-->Ferrari
------>Testarossa
------>Daytona
-->Jaguar
-->Porsche

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WorldFallz’s picture

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aitala’s picture

Just found that one... looks promising.

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TapSkill’s picture

There is no *good* module, but the best one is what's built into core, the Image Gallery module. Image Attach module helps if you want to use the Image module in more customized ways across the site.

I went with that approach for a while, and now, I regret that decision. I found that Image didn't allow permissions settings to make the image attachment required, so I recently swapped out the Image modules for the ImageField module: http://drupal.org/project/imagefield

CCK is obviously a must in this case, as is Views.

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Finbarr’s picture

Just today I was creating an image gallery with CCK and Views.

CCK, Views, ImageAPI, ImageCache, Filefield, ImageField, Filefield_paths, Thickbox.

For your purposes, you might also want organic groups.

I created a new content type called Gallery. I added two fields to gallery; main_image and gallery_images. For main_image, only 1 upload is allowed. For gallery_images, I allowed unlimited uploads. Basically create a couple of presets with imagecache (thumbnail and a standard maximum size for viewing in node). Configure thickbox to work per post for the Gallery content type, opening full images. Edit the gallery content type and alter the field display so that the main_image field is used in the teaser, in thumb format, linking to the node and the gallery_images field is hidden in teaser. In the node view; main_image should be the thickbox: standard display and the gallery_images field should be thickbox: thumb display.

This solution makes for a very nice form for maintaining and editing the gallery - you can reorder the images with the drag handles, you can change the main image, you can easily remove images from the gallery. It is also possible to allow the editor to specify alt and title tags for each image.

You can customize the style in a number of ways - if you really want to compete with flickr, you probably want to create a node-gallery.tpl.php file for fine-grained control.

If you want to allow groups of people to work on a gallery, setup the gallery content type as an organic group page.

You can have all sorts of fun with this content setup with views. Of course, you could take this alot further and add taxonomy and all the other bells and whistles as required.

Brook’s picture

Thanks! Will give that a shot :)

ppblaauw’s picture

You can also use the dynamic display block module with this option to show the images in the gallery in a nice slideshow.

For instructions how to accomplish this, see: How to create an Advanced slideshow with multiple imagefield images in a node

If you are new to the dynamic display block module you can find the information how to install and configure the dynamic display block module in the Advanced slideshow tutorial or look at the Advanced slideshow video tutorial

You can find example at: http://ddblock.myalbums.biz

donohara’s picture

you can reorder the images with the drag handles

Is there anything special I need to do to get the drag handles? I followed your recipe but don't get the handles.

Finbarr’s picture

Are you using Drupal 6?

donohara’s picture

Yes Drupal 6.12, CCK 6.x-2.2, views 6.x-2.5

TapSkill’s picture

The images can't have individual extra fields like title, description, and so on... so your method only really works well if all the galleries will have are regular ol' images in a grid. I have used taxonomy and views to generate image galleries, both by category and by user.

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arpita123’s picture

hey...i am a new bie...
n i had a gr8 mess vth galleries in druapal 6

i willl notify some realtime problems--------
1.gallery with gallery 2 is best but the config is critical and shud not be preferd when i hurry
2.brilliant gallery support is weak and thrs a bug for which u dont see the images n see just blocks
3.flash gallery and simple viewr is a good option but flash gallery is not upgraded to drupal 6
4.galleriex again has a critical config

so for newbies................i will suggest use-
photoalbums+dfgallery and u probably achieve all tht u want......

Enjoy...............

aitala’s picture

Jeff Eaton did a video on making a Gallery with CCK and Views...

http://blip.tv/file/2185326

Looks useful.

Eric

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Summit’s picture

subscribing what gallery is best to use with regular image nodes? (www.drupal.org/project/image?
greetings, Martijn

TapSkill’s picture

Image gallery with Image Attach are a good solution for the default Image module. However, you get greater control with CCK and ImageField, so use those instead of Image and Image Attach. Also, never just use the default Image content type. Do research before choosing a module for the long term.

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kaakuu’s picture

Have a look at the Acidfree per user gallery ( each user can have as many albums and mass imports) and have a look at the pros and cons discussed here http://drupal.org/node/503796

jcmc’s picture

Hello Brook,

I know it is very late, but better late than never.
I present you the Gallery Assist and the sub-modules that make it better featured.

  1. Gallery Assist ImageCache
  2. Gallery Assist Lightboxes
  3. Gallery Assist for the Cooliris viewer
  4. Gallery Assist Upload and Import Helper
  5. Image FUpload for Gallery Assist
  6. Gallery Assist Views
  7. Gallery Assist Comments

I am sorry for meddling. I think is a good information.

Regards
Juan Carlos

mriem’s picture

Fast Gallery http://drupal.org/project/fast_gallery is easy to configure and easy to use. Nice Lightbox2 image overlays and slide shows. Scanning for new images is really fast and can be automated by cron job.

Martin

knalstaaf’s picture

Isn't there a gallery module in the likes of this kind? : http://i54.tinypic.com/e9xkic.gif

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