The best free picture galleries which I have come accross so far:
* “Gallery”:http://gallery.menalto.com/index.php is the most comprehensive and actively developed script. It includes everything and the kitchen sink. The drawback is its a bit to complicated. Gallery 2.0 is supposed to fix all its current issues but it won’t be out for a while.
* “Simple Picture Gallery Manager”:http://spgm.sourceforge.net/. As the name says, its missing most of the more advanced features included in Gallery and Coppermine.
* Mig – “My Image Gallery”:http://mig.sourceforge.net/
Scripts requiring MySQL:
* “Coppermine”:http://www.chezgreg.net/coppermine/ is probably the best MySQL script. It too has everything including the kitchen sink, and seems easier to use than Gallery.
* “Myphotos”:http://elmotheelk.xs4all.nl/myphotos/index.php is still in early beta but looks very promising.
* “4images”:http://www.4homepages.de/ – Image Gallery Management System. Feature complete, but hasn’t had any work done for almost a year now.
Kuro5hin has a story about this: “Adventures in Photo Publishing”:http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/6/19/21441/1712
*Update:* “Typepad”:http://www.typepad.com has an excellent built in photo gallery system.