What is It?
Original is a set of scripts to get your digital photos on the web. It aims to be as simple to maintain as possible.
The systems consist of two parts – a client side script to scale your images to different sizes, create archives of an album, attach optional metadata – and a php script to render html pages of the picture gallery.
The look of the gallery is defined solely in a CSS stylesheet. Original, which stands for Open Remote Image Gallery, Initially Not As Lovely ships with three default stylesheets to choose from, but you can easily come up with your own look. To have an idea how the result looks, look at my own photo gallery.
Basic documentation is provided in the tarball. Note that a basic understanding of PHP scripting is required to get the system up and running.
Although Original will probably run fine out of the box, you DO
want to edit
Original is distributed under the terms of GNU General Public License version 2.
You may have noticed there hasn't been many updates to Original for quite some time. This is perhaps because Flickr rocks so much although it's quite a lock-in.
You may want to take a look at Andy Wingo's 'bastard stepchild' which lacks a bit in the styling department, but has supposrt for tags and is generally more useful than the structured hierarchies in Original.
While the code isn't maintained much anymore, patches are still accepted. You can check out the latest and greatest code from github. You can check out the latest version with git:
git clone git://github.com/jimmac/original.git