How to Create a Photo Gallery Website?
Poetry is a speaking picture while a picture is a silent poetry! You will definitely want to publish these silent poems on your website! Won’t you? Here’s how you go about …
A photo gallery is basically a collection of your pictures and home videos, which you can organize on your website. You can view and manage your photos and upload new ones in the gallery. Photo galleries offer functions of uploading and editing as well as of organizing the uploaded pictures.
There are mainly two ways to make a photo gallery website:
- Photo Gallery Software: – There are many software available, some of which are freely downloadable. Picasa is one of such software. Community server is another, which works on the asp.net platform. It needs a license for commercial use. In choosing your software, check out for the platforms it supports and protocol it uses for the upload operations. Don’t ignore the licensing strategies used by the software. See if it supports iptc and geotagging. These are processes concerned with associating metadata to your images. Does that sound complex? But it’s not; as firstly, the software come with elaborate descriptions and moreover, you can just check out for the points mentioned in their specifications, before you actually opt for one.
- Photo Gallery Website Template: – Templates give you a readymade framework to upload and manage your photos. Again, some of these templates are absolutely free, while others have to be bought. They provide you with a layout to put up your photos.
Advantages of a Photo Gallery Website
Firstly, you are in total control of what you exhibit on your site. Secondly, creating a photo gallery website does not cost you much. Then you can always put up your pictures for sale and make money. Showcasing your pictures on a website makes them available to almost anyone using the net. Your photos can travel miles in minutes and become available to far-off friends.
Major concerns in creating a photo gallery website are the image formats that are supported and the way the images are arranged on your site. The easy-to-use software and readymade templates alleviate the seemingly cumbersome process of making a gallery.
The photos you showcase in the gallery can be categorically grouped into albums. Photo gallery websites offer ways to organize your pictures into albums. There are some album generators as well. You could sign up to one of the photo album generating services. There you can just upload your photos in the albums and even satisfy your security needs by implementing a password to them. The albums shall treasure your memories.
When it comes to a photo gallery, remember to showcase the best of your collection. A few ‘not-so-nice’ pictures can undermine the impression of your gallery. Also see that the photos are laid out well. Adding comments that speak about the picture add that extra touch to your picture collection.
So come on folks, what are you waiting for? Start taking those initial steps towards creating a website photo gallery of your own!