Originally Posted by iphoto
Hi just add my few cents here. I too had been hopping around and had chacked virtually all available free scripts including Coopermine, though it is one of very very nice scripts available I do not think it is comparable to Photopost in any regard
1. Customer Support
2. Definitive improvement path. Since I purchased there have already been 3-4 upgrades happened. I do not know if any freeware can improve with such a speed
3. Best Integration with VB
, I would rate it at TOP on this. If you have VB
and need a professional gallery there is no one else who comes near to VB
Apart from all these comparions it all boils down to what *your* needs are and what features *your* site requires.
I feel like i've been a paying beta tester from the start. I've found that Photopost is better for your end users, and coppermine is better for a webmaster to upload photo shoots and event coverages etc.
When I first found coppermine, I liked it a lot better than photopost. I had already been running photopost for 2 years already though. So I just kept it and keep paying the fee's due and doing the upgrades. I'd say that photopost is getting better, but I really think they should hire someone to do a good layout structure.
The problem with photopost is it's so computer nerdy looking. Take Gallery for example. A program I could never run because it uses a DBM file, but the layout is so hot. I would so use gallery over anything else, if it used mysql. http://gallery.menalto.com/index.php
It really depends on your needs. If your want users to upload their own pics and galleries etc, Photopost is good.
If you want to upload your own galleries and not let users upload pics etc, coppermine is good.
If you want the nicest looking gallery, and are not going to run a large site, use Gallery.
Now I hope i'm not making you photopost guys mad, but these are my findings. I just wish Photopost looked better IMO.
Now if Photopost had the XP Internal webpublisher like coppermine does, then I think I would like photopost more.