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ZenPhoto vs Plogger

KrakKrak New
edited April 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Both are gallery apps, and from what I can tell both have pretty much the same functionality. I've noticed a lot of people here use ZenPhoto, anyone use Plogger? I used ZenPhoto a while back but then switched to Plogger and I can't remember why. Then today I was looking around and was thinking about using ZenPhoto again. :| Opinions? http://www.plogger.org/ http://zenphoto.org/

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    Hmm...I'm tried and re-looked at both of those. Neither looks extremely good. Simple? Yes. Functional? Questionable.

    I wish something more like this was available. Although, 'View Source' is your friend.
    Although, if you're looking for something small/simple, check out Imagegal.

    For a lightweight (and gorgeous) gallery, check out SimpleViewer. Although it is a flash gallery, it is only 12k.

    My 2 cents. Although - out of those 2 you asked, I prefer ZenPhoto. I wonder why you did switch?
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    The only problem I have with the current version of Zen is that certain names conflict with People names, making it very difficult to use People logins in Zenphoto.
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    @Krak
    Sorry, I've never used plogger, but if you've visited the ZenPhoto forums, you'll know that it is my gallery of choice. It Plogger might have a bit more functionality as of now, but remember, ZenPhoto is still in an earlier beta version than Plogger.

    @erissiva
    A theme for ZenPhoto can be made to work almost exactly like the link you gave (http://www.glish.com/photo/show.asp?file=/photo/03-01-flowers/index.xml).

    @Bergamot
    Name conflicts? You mean on the forums?
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    GameDudeX - I wasn't really talking about the look of it. I was speaking more of the functionality of this script. Photo loading is very smooth and streamlined.
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    3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited July 2006
    I looked into both, but now only use Zenphoto. Mainly because Plogger had a shedload of features I didn't need. Zenphoto is real nice, although a bit buggy, and still missing a few vital things (it doesn't handle html in descriptions very well for example).
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    GameDudeX: PHP entity names: objects, classes, functions, etc.

    If Zenphoto has an object called SQLBuilder and the Lussumo Framework does too, the naming conflict causes weird errors when you try to include files from one in the other.
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    could you not rename them? do a search and replace?
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    Yeah you can, but then you have to do that every time a new update comes out.
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    ahh i see :P
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    I've tried a lot of gallery scripts. I use one called DAlbum because it has everything I need. I like Plogger, too, because it meets my needs. Since I have a WordPress blog, I've tried a lot of plugins there and seem to be using Lazy-K Gallery plugin and ANIga Gallery plugin primarily.
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    @Bergamot

    Oh, I see. Well, that's something that could always be brought up on the ZenPhoto forums. Maybe they can create their own namespace (not sure if PHP4 supports that) or even just a prefix to all of the objects.
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    shameless plug here, though I am only peripherally involved in this one so perhaps not so shameless. Anyway I know a coded who has been working on a rails gallery app. I just used it for the first time on a project and am liking it so far. Install was easier than most rails apps (thanks to a nice rake script) (I generally hate installing rails applications). Its called Snaps, its open source. The themes are html/css but can include custom js and rmagick. The rmagick features are nice since you can add custom things like put frames on every thumbnail, tilt the images a random angle so they look askew, put images in the corners (like pins, tap, staples, corner holders), and so on. As design oriented guy I like the power this gives me over the theming of the gallery. The slideshow is also theme-able (basiclaly everything is, its just html/css). Its on its first release so its pretty immature, but it seems to match features with things like zen. Not as dense as something like Gallery2, but I sort of see that as a plus. http://fadingred.org/trac/snaps/ http://digg.com/software/Snaps_A_New_Open_Source_Web_Gallery_Application
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    That does sound like an interesting piece of gallery software.
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    Has anyone actually had any success integrating ZenPhoto with People (even with the problems mentioned by Bergamot) so you can set posting/editing permissions in People for ZenPhoto? The limitation of a decent set of permissions in ZenPhoto is pretty much the only thing I see holding it back (oh and sub cats...) for being pretty usable. People does this very well, so it would seem pointless reinventing the wheel. So has anyone done this?
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    A ZenPhoto - Vanilla integration would be really sweeeeeet! A nice gallery is something Vanilla lacks. I know - there is FileBrowser, but even at this point the integration between them isn't what we would expect.

    The most desireable thing would be to integrate usernames between Vanilla and ZenPhoto, so that everyone could post comments using their Vanilla usernames. Uploading photos wouldn't be a problem, because we could alter ZenPhoto settings, allow everyone to enter the admin area in which we could hide everything but the upload section. What do you say? Everything we need is usernames integration...
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