Gallery by Menalto was my favorite web gallery package for years, but active development and support for it ended over 5 years ago. I kept my instance running for a while, but eventually gave up and archived it. I had lots going on in my life, so put off actively looking for an alternative until recently.
My first try was to using a mediawiki site and their bulk uploader plugin. While there is a lot to like about wikis, I quickly concluded that photo galleries were not their thing. Back to the drawing board.
Searching online identified these three candidates:
- Coppermine – https://coppermine-gallery.net
- Piwigo – https://piwigo.org
- ZenPhoto – https://www.zenphoto.org
For no particular reason, I chose Piwigo as my first trial. Downloading and installing it was simple (instructions here: https://piwigo.org/get-started) and the mechanics of uploading pictures, tagging them and organizing them into albums was a breeze. Here is my Piwigo photo gallery: http://ollieweb.org/photgal/.
I will update this post as I progress with these three gallery packages.