|Posted: Thu, 2010-03-11 00:39|
New to gallery.
I've been given the task of putting my school's photo library online. We have something like 200,000 images spanning 40 years.
Gallery has a bunch of features I like:
I would like to integrate G with some form of forum software.
I didn't take all the pictures. Probably only 10% or so of them. Even with those my memory will be faulty. So I want to be able to use the collective memory of our alumni and ex-staff.
For each Album I would like to have a Forum. Within each Forum I'd like a (potential) thread for each image in the album, PLUS a few other standard threads.
Suppose I use a time based criteria for the overall album organization.
1984 has a subalbum Methye_Portage_Canoe_Trip
Now MPCT has an associated forum with it.
I also distinguish between the Caption and the Description fields. Description is what you'd expect of 'described video' Caption is it's relevance to the rest of the set of pcitures, to events that happened. So Description may be: "Mr. Nordahl's canoe going broadside into a large rock at the bottom of Brassy Rapids" while the caption may read, "The fates finally caught up with Mr. N. Boasts about skill in running rapids finally came a cropper. Adding insult to injury: Mr. B got it all on film, so there won't be later denials!" Forums are where candidate captions can come forward.
Ideally too, the forum supports threads. Alumni will read this in fits and spurts. So timeline view is not always the best view. They need to be able to respond to a particular message in a thread. But also they need to see what's new.
Which forum package goes well with gallery and meets these needs? My site will be hosted on Dreamhost.com on a Linux server, so windows packages need not apply.