IPB is releasing a complete overhaul of IP.Gallery this year. In their IP.gallery 4.0 Manifesto
they generally describe that IP.Gallery 3 is outdated due to the development of the internet over the years and therefor a full overhaul was needed. Its a very similar situation to photopost.
I have no doubt that the announced vbulletin gallery also plays a factor in this release. If we look at the other software that IP.B has been ramping up in the last year, we see that they have mostly released things that vbulletin license owners wanted or vbulletin announced to release. IP.B then released it faster, better and sometimes free. So with the announcement of vbulletin that they are releasing a Gallery I would not be surprised if IP.Gallery will be a very good, modern release with full fledged gallery functionality that surpasses Photopost Pro.
Originally Posted by Matt
The "truth" of the application is very simple:
Upload some media into an album
View, discuss and share that media.
Our aim is to streamline those processes so that they are intuitive and modern. We're not content with basic static pages anymore. We want to interact with the site like we would a desktop application and the new Gallery delivers that experience.
IP.Gallery 4.0 is a huge upgrade; the single biggest upgrade it has ever seen. We're blasting out the cobwebs and introducing a slick new interface that never loses sight of what a Gallery should be. We're simplifying permissions and accessibility to remove the clutter and confusion.
We want you to fall in love with Gallery again.
When will you be able to post a similar announcement for Photopost Pro? I would love to see that happening.