fgallery – modern, minimalist JavaScript photo gallery

fgallery is an open source static photo gallery generator with no frills that sports a stylish, minimalist appearance. There is no server-side processing, only static generation.

The resulting gallery can be uploaded anywhere without additional requirements and works with any modern browser. JavaScript is required to view the gallery.

fgallery is composed of a backend (the fgallery script) and a viewer (contained in the view directory). Both are distributed as one package, but they are designed to be used also independently.

Features include:

  • Automatically orients pictures without quality loss so that images can be opened with a
    browser directly. JPEG and PNG files are also re-optimized (losslessy) before being archived to furthermore save space.
  • Multi-camera friendly: automatically sorts pictures by time: just throw your (and your friends) photos and movies in a directory. The resulting gallery shows the pictures in seamless shooting order.
  • Adapts to the current screen size and proportions, switching from horizontal/vertical layout and scaling thumbnails automatically.
  • Supports face detection for improved thumbnail centering.
  • Loads fast. Especially over slow connections.
  • Includes original (raw) pictures in a zip file for downloading.
  • Several sources for image captions are automatically read by fgallery: txt, xmp, exif, and cmt. Captions can be controlled by the user using the bubble icon or by pressing the c keyboard shortcut, which cycles between normal/always hidden/always shown visualization modes.
  • Panoramas can be seen full-size by default.

Website: www.thregr.org
Support: GitHub Code Repository, GitLab Code Repository
Developer: Yuri D’Elia
License: GNU GPL v2


fgallery is written in JavaScript. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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