March 12, 2022
Gallery Software covid-19: day 714 | US: GA | info | act
Well, I might have found a good one. After several days of researching and trying out a couple on the server, I think I found a gallery application that I like: Photoprism.
While definitely as intuitive as some others I tried, Photoprism seems to give me the right amount of control and features I want for a gallery. Currently, each album has its own direct URL, if I want to share it, like this one of Henry after school. I can add descriptions, titles, keywords; the interface looks pretty good; and it runs well in a Docker container. I would like to replace the Photoprism logo with my own, but there’s likely a way to do that, and I definitely need to ability to choose my own album thumbnail.
I also tried Lychee which I liked, too. It is pretty bare-bones, but it would be a web app that my mom could use. It’s responsive and minimalist, displaying photos quickly and with not distractions. I still have my instance running for now.
Chevereto was also an option, more like a self-hosted Flickr replacement. It, too, runs well, but the interface needs help and things are not where I want them, frankly. I don’t mind a bit more complexity as long as it’s implemented right; I’m not sure Chevereto is. It does function well, once running, but for my use, I think both Lychee and Photoprism beat it.
I also have been using Cloudflare since setting up my Nginx Proxy Manager. Seriously, this is the coolest piece of software: it works with Cloudflare to secure my homelab services that I want to be able to access from anywhere. It’s essentially a revers proxy that communicates with Cloudflare to implement secure connections with certificates through Let’s Encrypt. There’s a bit of tweaking involved, but once I had it set up, it works like a charm. I set up my self-hosted notes, wiki, news reader (does this site need an rss feed?),
grlucas.com (I’m still working out what I want to do with this), and
lucaspix.com. The latter I’ll likely just redirect to my gallery for now, until I figure out what to do with it. All of these are running off various virtualized servers on Proxmox. I feel like a pro.
Now, if I could gain the confidence to install pfSense as my main router, I’d be golden.
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