This is the official website of Gallery, the 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.


Sneak Peek on Gallery 3.0 - First Technology Preview

After just three months of development, the first public release of Gallery 3.0 is here! Gallery 3.0 Alpha 1 is a technology preview release with most features in place and ready to take a test drive with you.
It was back in October at the Gallery Sprint when the Gallery crew set out to create a new Gallery application with simplicity in mind. Three months have passed, the new Gallery version is up and running and indeed much easier to use, customize and extend.

Thanks for your continued support! Read on for more details...

Gallery 2 now offered in SourceForge's Hosted Apps

As of this past Monday, Gallery 2.3 is now being offered as part of SourceForge's Hosted Apps. You can read their announcement here, but the short version is that if you have a project hosted on SourceForge, you can now use Gallery as part of your project website with just a few clicks. To see how easy this is, I logged into SourceForge, clicked on admin -> hosted apps, selected "Gallery" in the drop down and clicked enable, and that was it! This created and provides the full functionality of Gallery: adding users, managing permissions, organizing images, etc.

We look forward to having SourceForge provide a Hosted Apps version of Gallery 3 on launch day!

Gallery JumpBox

"T'was the night before Christmas and new to the house
was the ability to configure Gallery with only a mouse.
The readme's were crumpled and stuffed behind the tree
obviated by the new JumpBox for Gallery..."

The folks at JumpBox have made it easy to give the gift of Gallery this holiday season. We're happy to announce the immediate availability of the free JumpBox for Gallery 2.3. Download yours here: Read on for the details!

Gallery 3 Begins

Those of you that have been paying attention know that something is going on! At the Gallery Sprint a few weeks ago, we made a lot of decisions and got the ball rolling on a complete rewrite which we've decided to call Gallery 3. Development of new features on Gallery 2 has been frozen, Gallery 1 is now a completely separate project "Jallery", and the Gallery team is now busy at work on Gallery 3. It's definitely not ready to run on your website yet but we've set the ambitious goal of having a 3.0 release by February 1, 2009 and are on track to meet that goal. Read on for details of why we're doing this and what you can expect.

Gallery 1.5.10 and 1.6-RC3 Released - Last G1 Releases from us!

Gallery 1.5.10 and Gallery 1.6-RC3 are now available for download. These releases fix one security issue and a handful of other small issues.

These releases are also the last official releases of Gallery 1 from the Gallery project.

We strongly recommend that all users of Gallery 1.5.9, 1.6-RC2, and earlier upgrade to this release to protect your Gallery installation. You can download them from the Gallery 1 download page on SourceForge. Upgrade instructions are available on our documentation site. Read on for some more details about what is happening to Gallery 1.

Gallery Sprint in Mountain View

The majority of the Gallery team is at the Google campus in Mountain View, CA to assess Gallery as a whole and figure out what we should do next. No hard decisions have been made yet, and we'd love to hear any input you have on our development mailing list.

There are a lot of things we're taking into account including:

  • The usability research that's been done for the past few months including the Season of Usability, some work from the University of Michigan including personas here and here, and some wireframes we've been working on.
  • The web application research and prototyping the team has been doing for the past month or so. You can find all the code for this in svn here and the majority of discussion has been on the gallery-devel mailing list. Check the gallery-devel archives on nabble and look for threads about evaluating frameworks and "Gx".
  • The experience we've all had delivering Gallery 2 over the last few years.

Why do all this now? Gallery 2.3 is out the door and the feedback has been pretty positive, but we would really love to fix a lot of things about Gallery. Its footprint should be smaller and the whole product should be a lot more lightweight, it should be easier to use and easier for anyone to quickly jump in and work on Gallery themes and modules, and it should be easier to integrate Gallery into other applications.

We got a lot done yesterday and so far today, and as we work on things until Friday evening, there are a few places you can look to see where things are:

  • initial agenda
  • some pictures - We'll have more albums in more places next week once everyone gets home!
  • shared notes - If we decide to stick with this system, it'll move to a more permanent URL later

Once the week is over and things have had a few days to settle, we'll post the full report!