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Coppermine – photo gallery software

Coppermine is a multi-purpose, feature-rich and integrated, open source web picture gallery script written in PHP using GD or ImageMagick as image library with a MySQL backend.

It provides a feature-rich photo gallery script with MySQL database, user management, private galleries, automatic thumbnail creation, ecard feature and a template system for easy customization to match the rest of a site.

Coppermine has an optional user selectable theme system with a number of themes pre-installed. It also supports the use of multiple languages and contains its own language library.

Features include:

  • Meta albums: Admin can specify what virtual extra albums can be used to provide alternative “views” or methods to browse the gallery:
    • Last commented.
    • Last added.
    • Random picture.
    • Browse-by-date meta-album.
    • Most viewed.
    • Top rated.
    • Favorites.
  • Slideshow viewer.
  • Option to display a clickable flimstrip of thumbnails below the image display.
  • Watermarking option.
  • Thumb cropping and sharpening.
  • Full multimedia support.
  • User management (private galleries, groups) – visitors can register for themselves (if the admin allows registrations). Alternatively, admin can create user accounts.
  • User management is group-based.
  • Permissions are managed/assigned per group.
  • Bridging: integration of user management with various software packages including e107, Invision Power Board, PcNuke, Joomla!, Mambo, phpBB, PostNuke, PunBB, Simple Machines Forum, vBulletin, Woltlab Burning Board, and YaBB SE.
  • BBS integration settable with a wizard-like user interface (bridge manager).
  • User membership in multiple groups.
  • User comments.
  • Comment approval option.
  • Visual confirmation (captcha) for comments.
  • Usage of Akismet for comment filtering.
  • Registration promotion in the comments section.
  • e-card feature.
  • Flash support for ecard.
  • Language selection option in template.
  • Password-protected albums.
  • Voting/Rating.
  • Optional display of rating on thumbnail screen.
  • Voting level customizable and ajax-driven.
  • Optional contact form with captcha.
  • Users can report misplaced or improper content to admin.
  • Favorites: visitors can add images to their favorites for future visits.
  • Advanced search (boolean operators) with regular expressions, clickable keyboard, and tag cloud feature.
  • EXIF/IPTC support.
  • Language selection option in template.
  • Image rotation.
  • Multi-pic upload.
  • Internationalization support: Arabian, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (both Big-5 and GB), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German (both “Du” and “Sie”), Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian (both with and without diacritics), Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Uighur, and Vietnamese.

Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Coppermine Dev Team
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


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