Sunday, December 23, 2007

Impressive Ways to Display Pictures and Galleries

In this article I am going to share a collection of ways to display images on your website. I am going to give you the link, description, License and the technology used. I hope that this would be helpful for you and I will be thankful for any one to share other ways than the ones I have put in here. Lets get into the subject.

AgileGallery

AgileGallery is a photo gallery that rips through the XML output from Picasa (a free download from google) and generates the paging and thumbnails and displays the full sized photos along with any captions entered in Picasa.

Technology: JavaScript & Flash
License: Free to use commercialy and non-commercialy

Couloir.org slideshow
a Flash-like behavior implemented solely in Javascript, HTML, and CSS.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons ‘Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0′ License

dfGallery

dfGallery is a very cool and professional flash gallery to display your pictures in it and it supports Flickr , Picasa , Fotki and Photobucket.

Technology: Flash & PHP
License: Free

DhoniSow

DhoniSow is an HTML and JavaScript inline gallery to display your pictures on your website wit a very creative and new way using prototpe and Scrippt.aculo.us JavaScript Libraries.

Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic License

Flash Photo Gallery

An easy way to nicely display photos on your site, this gallery can be used to show jpg, gif, swf or png files.The gallery can work as standalone application. You can add/remove photos without using the flash program, the configuration file can be edited with a simple text editor.

Technology: Flash
License: not Free, Price $25.00

FrogJS

FrogJS is a simple, unobtrusive javascript gallery. It’s not a replacement for other thumbnail galleries like Lightbox JS, but a different way of showcasing galleries. This type of gallery is best used when a page-by-page gallery is needed, as is the case with photo stories.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

GreyBox
GreyBox can be used to display websites, images and other content in a beautiful way.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

Highslide JS

Highslide JS is an open source JavaScript software, offering a Web 2.0 approach to popup windows. It streamlines the use of thumbnail images and HTML popups on web pages.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License

Image Gallery using jQuery, Interface & Reflections

It’s an image gallery with smooth transitions, thumbnails and pretty reflections. Of course, this is the first version (something like a beta) and definitely not ready for prime time.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

Lightbox 2

Lightbox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License

LightWindow
LightWindow is a light JavaScript for displaying your images in a popup friendly way.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

minishowcase

minishowcase is a small and simple php/javascript online photo gallery, powered by AJAX that allows you to easily show your images online, without complex databases or coding, allowing to have an up-and-running gallery in a few minutes.
Technology: PHP/JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 License

PostcardViewer

PostcardViewer is a free Flash image viewer. The interface is based on the real world metaphor of a set of postcards shuffled onto a surface.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

SimpleViewer
SimpleViewer is a free, customizable Flash image viewing application.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

SmoothGallery

Using mootools v1.11, this javascript gallery and slideshow system allows you to have simple and smooth (cross-fading…) image galleries, slideshows, showcases and other cool stuff on your website.
Technology: JavaScript
License: GPL licensed

ThickBox

ThickBox is a webpage UI dialog widget written in JavaScript on top of the jQuery library. Its function is to show a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content, or content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

Zenphoto

Zenphoto just shows your photos, simply. It’s got all the functionality and “features” you need, and nothing you don’t.
Technology: PHP & MySQL
License: GNU General Public Licence

Gallery

Gallery is an open source web based photo album organizer. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you’re running a small personal site or a large community site.
Technology: PHP & MySQL
License: Open Source

singapore

singapore is a free, fast, simple, multilingual, template-driven PHP image gallery! It does not require a database and although it has a full web-based admin interface, you can also build your galleries directly via FTP.
Technology: PHP
License: Free

4images

4images is a powerful web-based image gallery management system. Features include comment system, user registration and management, password protected administration area with browser-based upload and HTML templates for page layout and design.
Technology: PHP & MySQL
License: Free for private and non-commercial use

Plogger

Plogger is a simple yet powerful tool — everything you need to share your images with the world. Plogger is your photos integrated into your website, a fully featured photo sharing package with an attractive and easy to use administrative interface that makes managing your galleries a breeze.
Technology: PHP & MySQL
License: Open Source

SLIDE SHOW

A cross browser CSS slide show from CSS Play. It is a very simple, easy to use and stylish way to view your images.
Technology: HTML & CSS
License: Free for Personal use

JaS gallery

JaS is short for JavaScript Slides and it is a highly customizable JavaScript library for easily turning your images into a collection viewable as a slideshow, and with fading effects, if desired. It also supports automatic thumbnail creation and tagging of images, so the viewers can find the exact images they’re looking for. You can use it any way you like in your own web site, and adapt it to your specific needs.

Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

(E)2 Photo Gallery

(E)2 Photo Gallery is a open source gallery built with Mootools Javascript Library the compact, modular, Object-Oriented javascript framework. Designed to allow you to upload your photos to a desired folder, tell the (E)2 Photo Gallery what folder to look at and it will automatically load the images using PHP.

Technology: PHP & JavaScript
License: Free

Flash Carousel Slideshow

It is an impressive way to display your images in a slide show with refkection and animation. It is built using Flash.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

Flash Image Gallery

The FIG is a gallery application that can be used by anyone to display multiple galleries of photos, artwork, or other pictures with descriptions. It requires no server-side language and will run on any web host. It is idealy suited for artists with online galleries, but can be used by anyone.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

Imago

Imago is a small, simple and easy to use Ajax Image Gallery. Its plain JavaScript (using mootools) and uses no server side scripting. The software configuration is done directly inside the (X)HTML file. Via a plugalbe loading mechanism it can access various gallery definitions and provides a default loader which uses the SimpleViewer gallery.xml format and is therefor compatible.
Technology: JavaScript
License: Free

AJAX Image Gallery powered by Slideflow
I is an AJAX Image Gallery powered by Slideflow (like Cover Flow).
Technology: JavaScript
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

Flash iTunes Albumart Viewer
A Flash based image slide show in the style of iTunes Albumart Viewer.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

Flash XML Gallery

It is a Flash and XML easy to use and stylish gallery tha supports Categories, this gallery is not creatd by Deziner Folio bt found in his old download collection, and no one knows who this belong to.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

Photo Viewer

The Photo Viewer uses both Flash and XML. All data is stored within an XML file making it easy to make modifications and update.
Technology: Flash
License: Free

That is it I hope you like it and it was useful for you. Please if you like it digg it, thank you.

Article written by Ahmad Hania

Ahmad Hania is a professional designer and developer with a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering. He is interested in freelancing and blogging. He is a cofounder of Wateen Technologies an application development and hosting company. He loves video games and sports. Read more articles by Ahmad Hania at his blog Follow Ahmad Hania at Twitter and Facebook.
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  • Satish

    Excellent info

  • flash gallery

    I have almost used most of the galleries mentioned over here, It was great to work with all. The results were good and creative to what I had never expected.

  • Ankit

    very nice.. thanks for sharing.

  • Amir

    Thank you very much for the list.
    It's very helpfull!!!

  • Anonymous

    GREAT! thanks

  • Consumer

    I agree. I will be bookmarking this page as it is the best run down of photo viewing methods I’ve seen

  • Ram

    Thanks hania

    That was a great article

    Just what i was looking for

  • Michael

    Nice list, tnx a lot!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for this great list.

  • Ahmad Z. Hania

    Hello,
    thank you crescenet for your comment but all comments must be in English and I hope that you can rewrite your comment in English.

    thank you.

  • CresceNet

    Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

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