Photo uploading with Gallery Server Pro

I created new Tourist in Vermont photo albums in DBVT.COM/Photos.  The most interesting I think is the Shelburne Museum album with photos from our visit this past Sunday.  If you don’t know about the Shelburne Museum (I didn’t before moving to Vermont), its 45 acres house 39 exhibition buildings with the most eclectic and interesting collections you can imagine.  The second photo album I added was our Half Moon Pond State Park camping weekend from earlier this month.  The Very Vermonty football field is Middlebury College.

I enjoy sharing new Tourist in Vermont photo albums, but the real reason for this post is to describe the album creation and photo upload process in Gallery Server Pro, the Open Source media gallery application I use for my photo gallery.

When logged in as a Gallery Server Administrator, administrative functions are available in the admin popout menu. When I want to add my Shelburne Museum photo album for instance, I select “Create Album” while in my “Tourist in Vermont” album.


I then create the album, specifying “A Tourist in Vermont” as the album’s parent album.  Any album can have multiple parents in Gallery Server Pro, but I’ve always been a one-parent-album kind of guy.


Because the administrative menu operations in Gallery Server Pro are self-aware, I am next asked if I want to add objects to my new photo album.

Here is a feature of Gallery Server Pro album administration that I really like, the ability to upload one or more .ZIP files which automatically extract and display on upload (as in immediately and not waiting on a background task.)  The upload feature also provides a sweet upload status widget.

I haven’t decided whether I’ll be staying with Gallery Server Pro for the longer term, but it’s an excellent app as you can see by the slick administrative capabilities.  Whether I stay with Gallery Server Pro or not, I think Obi-Wan and Yoda nailed it.

Yoda: Told you I did. Reckless are they. Now, matters are worse.
Obi-Wan: That Community Server 2008 Media Gallery is our last hope.
Yoda: No. There is another.

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.