Comparison of photo gallery software

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The following is a comparison of photo gallery publishing software. Some are desktop applications, others are server side applications.

Desktop applications[edit]

Name License Platform Languages Resizing Upload Output IPTC Support GeoTagging Support Tags Categories Keywords
jAlbum Proprietary Windows, Mac, Linux Multilingual Automatic FTP XHTML, HTML5, CSS Yes Yes

Server applications[edit]

Name License Platform Languages Resizing Upload Output IPTC Support GeoTagging Support Tags Categories Keywords Dynamic Image Processing Access Control LDAP support Version
Coppermine GPL PHP/MySQL Multilingual (33) Automatic (GD/ImageMagick) HTTP one at a time or in batch, FTP, Windows XP Publishing Wizard, drag and drop (via extension) XHTML 1.0 Transitional Yes Plugin available Yes Plugin available Yes (group based) User contributed bridge file available 1.5.46[1] (February 15, 2017; 17 months ago (2017-02-15)) [±]
Flash Gallery Creative Commons Attribution Flash, PHP, XML English Automatic FTP Flash, XHTML, CSS No No
Gallery Project (discontinued) GPL PHP/MySQL, (PostgreSQL, Oracle, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server only in 2.x version) Multilingual Automatic (GD/ImageMagick) Local filesystem, HTTP, Java applet, Gallery Remote, Picasa 2, Import from Gallery 1.x, Windows XP Publishing Wizard, Local server, GLoSS, WebDAV (as of 2.2) XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS Yes, in G2 module Yes, keywords in G2 No No, as of G3 3.0.9 (June 28, 2013; 5 years ago (2013-06-28)) [±]
MediaGoblin AGPLv3 Python/PostgreSQL Multilingual Automatic HTML5 Yes Yes, tags and collections Yes, by controlling if registrations are allowed or not 0.9.0[2] (March 26, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-03-26)) [±]
PicApport CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Java Multilingual (English, French, German, Spanish) Automatic HTTP, FTP, local filesystem HTML5, jQuery Mobile Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 7.2.0 June 2018
Piwigo GPL PHP/MySQL Multilingual (56 languages) Automatic (GD/ImageMagick), up to 9 sizes HTTP, FTP, local filesystem, Flash, Picasa, iPhoto, Digikam, Shotwell, Lightroom, iPhone/iPad and Android HTML 4.01 or HTML 5, CSS 2 (Complies with W3C specifications), theme for mobile devices Yes plugin for Google Maps or plugin for OpenStreetMap Yes Yes
resize, sharpen, crop, rotate
Yes plugin 2.9.3 (February 26, 2018; 5 months ago (2018-02-26)) [±]
Plogger GPL PHP/MySQL Multilingual Automatic HTTP, FTP using Image Files, Zip Files, Remote Upload XHTML 1.1, CSS, RSS In development for Beta 3, available through PHP. According to forum, no longer developed. No
TinyWebGallery Free for personal and commercial use. Registered version available PHP, XML Multilingual (25) Automatic (GD/ImageMagick), also from video (ffmpeg) HTTP, FTP, Flash Uploader, scan remote location HTML 4.01 Transitional, CSS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2.3.4 (January 6, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-01-06)) [±]
Phoca Gallery GPL PHP (Joomla), MySQL Multilingual Automatic HTTP, FTP, Flash, Java XHTML, CSS No
Exif Yes
Yes Yes
Hierarchical organized categories
No Yes 4.3.0 (July 4, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-07-04)) [±]
ZenphotoCMS GPL PHP, MySQL Multilingual Automatic


HTTP, FTP, Zenphoto iOS app HTML5, CSS, theme for mobile devices Yes



Google Maps plugin included, plugin for OpenStreetMap available


(and pages, news/blog with the included Zenpage plugin)


Resize, sharpen, crop, rotate, B/W conversion, compression, watermarks.

Yes zenLdap plugin available Version 1.4.14., 2017-01-28

(major overhaul in the works)


  1. ^ André (15 Feb 2017). "cpg1.5.46 Security release - upgrade mandatory!". Coppermine Team. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Deb Nicholson (29 March 2016). "MediaGoblin 0.9.0: The Three Goblineers". MediaGoblin Team. Retrieved 29 March 2016.