Your search to find the best photo gallery has led you to the most feature rich, best performing, and most widely used
gallery available today. PhotoPost is the best way to offer your users the ability to upload, show off, share,
rate photos and videos on your site.
We originally created PhotoPost in 2001 for TechIMO.com, our parent company's own tech discussion website with 2
Million forum posts and 200,000 users, and within weeks we were inundated with requests, so we decided to develop it into a product.
Over the past 8 years, PhotoPost has undergone more than 100 "dot" updates by a team of expert developers to add
features, tweak performance, and maximize stability. Always in high demand, PhotoPost has been
purchased by a staggering 14,500 websites.
PhotoPost is most popular amongst vBulletin forum owners. That's because we designed PhotoPost from the beginning to
integrate efficiently with a website's existing vBulletin forum, offering users one integrated login and registration
instead of two, stylesheet integration, and other enhancements. But what PhotoPost does well for vBulletin owners,
it does equally well for those that wish to integrate a gallery with many other forum types, or to simply add a photo
gallery to their website with no forum at all.
PhotoPost can optionally integrate as an add-on to an existing forum on your site, and we do this
extremely well. PhotoPost is a perfect fit with a forum, because sharing and discussing photos within PhotoPost comes
naturally for a forum community.With our forum integration, your users will use their existing forum account to
login to PhotoPost, without needing to register again and maintain a separate account. Additionally, we offer stylesheet
integrations with several forums to easily setup your PhotoPost gallery to match your forum's look and feel, and with
vBulletin 3.x we offer several additional enhancements.
SMF 1.05 and up
SMF 2.0 and up
What Our Customers Say
"I must tell you and others that I'm a proud vBulletin and PhotoPost owner and my members do
love it even more. I still can't believe that I paid that little bit of money for such a killer app."
"Perfect integration for vBulletin forums. My website
suddenly seems to have come to life and is seriously benefiting from the PhotoPost program, giving all my users
somewhere to store their images, while at the same time allowing me to include thousands of images myself, all of
which can also be sent as e-cards. This program is a bargain and is far cheaper and better than some of its rivals.
Thomas M TotalFormat.com
"PhotoPost is an excellent product. I've purchased quite a few licenses, and use it on
various sites. Their product works well, and the customer service and technical support is fantastic."
Robert H. RailRoadForums.com
* Xenforo Additional Enhancements:
New Xenforo Enhanced mode supports for using header and footer around the gallery
Support for using the xenforo navigation system
Support for xenforo breadcrumbs
Support the xenforo style.
* vBulletin Additional Enhancements:
New vB Enhanced mode with templates that take advantage of vB features like collapse/expand and vB look-and-feel
Support for using header and footer around the gallery
Support for using the vB navigation system
Support for CSS as file option
Featured Photo displays for non-PhotoPost pages
Show featured photos and gallery/album listings on your main vBulletin forum index.php page.
For vBulletin Sites: Pro or vBGallery
If you plan to install PhotoPost on a site with an existing vBulletin forum, you can choose to download and install
either of our two PhotoPost versions and switch between the two at any time, so there is no need to decide now which
version is right for you. If you don't have a vBulletin forum, you will download and install the Pro version of
PhotoPost Pro is our flagship product. By far, we have spent the most time and energy developing PhotoPost Pro and
designing it to be absolutely packed full of powerful and fully customizable features. PhotoPost Pro can function as
a standalone gallery on your site (complete with its own built-in accounts registration system), or it can integrate
with vBulletin and a variety of other forums as shown in the Forum Integrations table.
PhotoPost vBGallery requires vBulletin and works as a vBulletin add-on. It is a lighter, more streamlined version of
PhotoPost, and doesn't include many of the more advanced features of PhotoPost Pro. However, some vBulletin site
owners prefer PhotoPost vBGallery because it uses vBulletin's templates system, which offers advantages for some
advanced vBulletin owners. View the complete comparison of
PhotoPost Pro to PhotoPost vB Gallery for more details.
User Uploads w/ auto thumbnails
User Registration System
Batch uploads w/auto thumbs
User photo comments/posts
Users can create own albums
Upload photos in ZIP's
eCard Greetings Cards
Unlimited Cats & Subcats
Choice of ImageMagick or GD2
Category view/upload limits
Users can upload photos to a category or to their own gallery
Users can create their own subcategories/subgalleries within their gallery
Users can upload multiple photos within a zip file
Users can upload more than one file at a time (can be disabled by
Edit the description of user's uploaded photos, or delete their photos
Move their photos from one category to another
Image manipulation: When using ImageMagick, users can rotate CCW, rotate CW, Flip and
Flop an image after it has been uploaded (by editing a photo).
Users can choose to be notified of new posts to their
photos or photos to which they want to subscribe (email notification).
Send a photo as an e-Card (greetings card / post card, etc)
Choose how many thumbnail images to display per page
Sort thumbnail display pages by alphabetical, most popular, most active, by date, and by number of views
Uses time offset and 'posts per page' user preferences from vBulletin user DB (when in use)
Member Galleries section displays disk space used by each user so they can keep
track of their disk usage
Private Personal Albums - Private Albums are assigned a unique URL which the person can share with friends and
family for restricted access.
New Comments/Photos indicator - for users who are logged in, the arrow for comments and posts will glow when new
items have been posted since last visit to the category.
View Recent Uploads - A link to show the posts in the past 1, 7 and 14 days.
View All Uploads - can be viewed and then sorted (for example to see the most popular uploads in all groups)
My Favorites - Users will have the ability to "tag" images for their own "My Favorites" feature. Viewing My
Favorites shows the tagged images in a gallery format.
Registration System Features (Standalone installs)
Supports user groups and admin editing of user groups to enable specific permissions for different users (disk
space allowance, file upload size restrictions, uploads, comments) - this could be used to enable premium access such as more disk space for
Optional integration with BotBuster to protect bandwidth
UBB/VB Code (linkify, bold, etc) for Descriptions and Comments
Dynamic titles for pages to improve SEO
Slideshow display of images in condensed format
New Help system. Popup windows with help topics. Topics will be in HTML format in a help directory and editable by
Configurable date formats and time offsets per user
GD2 support for image resizing, watermarks and on-the-fly watermarks (or use ImageMagick for all but
Automatic thumbnail creation
ImageMagick support for image resizing and watermarks (or use GD2)
Video Uploads. Support for multimedia files. When PhotoPost detects the upload is a multimedia file (.mpg, .avi,
.asf, .wmv, and .mov), it will prompt the user for a thumbnail to be uploaded or use a default image.
Support for Jpegtran to remove XML data from jpegs created by
PhotoShop 7 (to fix the Adobe/ImageMagick broken image browser problem)
Supports JPG, GIF, PNG, and TIF file formats when using ImageMagick,
or JPG and PNG formats when using GD
Thumbnail display pages show details for each photo such as filesize, user name, date, number of times viewed, and
Images stored on disk in a directory rather than in the database, which allows them to be cached by browsers,
Number of photos and comments limited only by your server's diskspace and MySQL's record limits
Support for short URL's for photos to make them easy to email and
copy/paste (i.e. http://www.photopost.com/gallery/?1299)
Tested in *nix/Apache environments
Tested in Windows 2000 and NT w/ IIS and Apache
Tested on OS X servers.
IP caching prevents multiple views and voting in a configurable timeframe
Virtually all options and customizations for PhotoPost are handled within the web based Administration Panel. Below is a list of some of the more popular features within the admin panel.
Easy web-based setup
Templates for all user-interface pages (allowing custom HTML
Unlimited categories and sub categories
Multiple image uploads via FTP with automatic thumbnail generation.
Upload hundreds or thousands of images via FTP then import them into
PhotoPost all at once.
Approve/Reject uploads before they are viewable by users (can be disabled)
Bandwidth/diskspace friendly: choose to save user uploads (of any size) as thumbnails only, turning off large
Supports user groups and admin editing of user groups to enable specific permissions for different users (disk
upload size restrictions, uploads, comments) - this could be used to enable premium access such as more disk space for
(this is functional with any user database - internal or forum integration)
Set the size of thumbnail images
Move photos from one category to another
Set user disk space limits
Set max file size (in bytes and in pixel width/height) of uploads
Custom defined fields (6 custom fields to collect and display
different information from the photo uploader besides description, title,
etc, such as camera type, car engine size, etc - totally up to the admin)
Stylesheets with GUI/Admin panel editor
Sticky photos / photo sorting to allow admins to determine the order
in which photos appear in a gallery
Moderators are allowed to approve images but not modify admin panel
Admin can email users
Sticky photos - select certain photos to always appear at the top
Exempt admins from diskspace/file size limits
Exempt admins from upload approval process
Option to email admin when there are new uploads
Turn Off Boards. Will be able to "turn off" the boards for periods of maintainence or backup
Font selection - ability to specify main font for use throughout program (includes use of SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE
tags which can have sizes customized)
Manage Albums. Gives the administrator the ability to edit/delete user Personal Albums
Personal Albums can be turned OFF by admin
Specify header/headtags/footer include HTML files for all categories or individual categories
Create and rename categories and category descriptions
Ability to edit the config-inc.php file from the admin panel GUI
interface. No notepad editing required.
Admin statistics page including size of data directory, users, albums,
who's online, admin log, etc.
Tell-a-Friend feature to let your users spread the word about your
Change the display order of categories
Enable/disable user editing of photos and posts.
Allow/disallow unregistered users to upload photos and post comments
Set number of comments per page
Set number of thumbnail columns in the thumbnail display screens
Specify unique header/headtags/footer files for each category/subcategory.
Allow only administrators to upload to a category/subcategory.
Purge Photos feature - allows admin to remove files that exceed a
Admin password can be changed using install.php installation script if
it is ever lost or forgotten.
Allow unregistered users to send ecards.
New easy upgrade script to help navigate the upgrade process.
Unzip functionality now built into code, no external application
Fix thumbnails/database. A "scan database" admin function which will fix images with no thumbnails (creating new
thumbnails), remove database entries with no image and fix the username associated with an image (in case a BB has
allowed a user to change their ID).
Watermark tracking tracks which images have watermarks added to them
User Views - tracking the number of images a user views (displayed in User admin)
Scan DB will also add watermarks to all your images if selected
Bulk Move. The ability to move all of the images from one group to another.
Deleting a category deletes all photos and comments within that
category and all of its subcategories, simultaneously.
Option to turn OFF rating of photos (turns off display, too)
Customizable Styles, Earn Adsense Revenue
It's easy to customize PhotoPost to fit with your site's existing look and feel. All colors are customizable, fonts
are customizable, and of course you can change the header/footer/sidebars. It's easy to make money from your
PhotoPost galleries by adding your Adsense code (
) into the header,
sidebar, as well.
What Types of Sites Buy PhotoPost?
Just about any kind of hobby/enthusiast site you can think of has purchased PhotoPost, and it will fit in very well
with your site's community. We have customers with sites about autos, motorcycles, scrapbooking, photography, gaming,
pets, outdoors, sports, technology, home theater, nightclubbing, fitness, adult, and a lot more. Everyone loves to
share and discuss their photos no matter what their interests may be. You can see examples of many of these customer
sites on our sites in action page.
Installation and Upgrade Services
PhotoPost is designed to be very easy to install, even for novice webmasters. Our instructions are straightforward,
and the installation process is performed through a web browser. If you know how to create a MySQL database and to
FTP files, then you can install PhotoPost. That said, if you need an extra hand or just plain would rather not do the
install yourself, we offer an affordable and extremely fast
installation service to get your gallery installed and up
and running on your site in about a day.
As new versions come out from time to time, you may want to hire us to perform the upgrade
for you, which essentially
involves FTP'ing a few new files to your webserver and running a PHP script in a web browser. This upgrade service,
too, is available to you should you need it, and like our install service, takes about a day to complete.
Licensing, Support, and Product Updates
PhotoPost is commercial software and requires that you purchase a license to install and use it. One license gives you permission to
install PhotoPost in one location, on one website, for an unlimited period of time. Buy a license, install PhotoPost
on your site, and use it forever at no additional cost. Your initial license purchase includes one year of free
access to our members downloads area where you can download new versions of PhotoPost. After one year, you can renew
your access to the members area for a low annual fee (which is completely optional).
If you ever have a question about anything related to PhotoPost, our expert developers are available to assist you.
You can search our extensive support forums for an answer to your
question, you can post a question to our forums, you can email us using our contact form, and you can view our support page for documentation.