Grayscale Photography of Paintings. Photo by Adrianna Calvo from Pexels

Gallery 3 Retirement

After months of moving photos from my Gallery 3 install and onto WordPress with NextGen Gallery it’s time to close down Gallery 3.

Here are some screen shots of a web application I liked working with. It had many good features including automatic importing of IPTC meta data and it had hierarchical albums/galleries; which NextGen does not.

NextGen gallery for WordPress is now working very well and WordPress’s Gutenberg editor is turning into a good tool to use; so there’s no need to waste server space with another website with my photos.

My Gallery 3 History

The gallery was moved from Gallery 2 to a new one using Gallery 3. Upgrading to Gallery 3 was easy thanks to a module and it’s mostly an intact copy of the old gallery I had installed.

Support for Gallery 2 finished around 2010 and the Gallery Project team went on a break in 2014. In 2019 it was updated with a new project called Gallery Revival. It now runs with the latest PHP releases but I’m guessing the templates haven’t been updated and still aren’t mobile compatible.

Featured photo by Adrianna Calvo from Pexels.

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