What non-commercial PHP Photo Gallery would you recommend from experience?
It is for our churche's photo gallery.
I have tried Coppermine but for some reason is uses a lot of (more than 100) connections to the DB and bombs out. It does this when I bulk upload photos and then I have to wait about an hour before the DB becomes available again.
http://www.josua.co.za/fotoboek/index.php (it currently shows the error message but will probably reset within the next 30minutes or so. )
I had a look at Gallery and it looks very nice and simple.
Your recommendation will be very welcome.
the question is whether you want to use a competing product, or if you want/can to build a gallery on your own homepage.
To 1. My friends and I, we are registered at Google's Picasa.
English support: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=8989
English support: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=8989German link for the first steps: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/static.py?hl=de&page=guide.cs&guide=16027
to 2. Just look around in these pages, where your visitor is able to click from one image to another:
http://www.lokeshdhakar.com/projects/lightbox2/ (I use it)
http://www.shadowbox-js.com/ (I use it too)