Photo Album

Jul 4, 2007 at 10:09 PM
BlogEngine looks great, and I'd be excited to switch over from the very slow Community Server to it but I'd need to integrate a photo album somehow. Would that best be handled by finding a good app for that and just linking to it from BE or is some tighter integration a possibility?
Jul 5, 2007 at 2:30 AM
Hi JSodeman,

I use SlideShowPro (http://www.slideshowpro.net/) and simply link to it as necessary. While it requires Flash for setup, it too uses XML files for generation ...

I'd recommend you find a standalone app, since there's so many gallery apps out there, that do such a good job focusing on that aspect (there's few things worse than apps that try to do everything ...).

Hope that helps,

~James
Jul 5, 2007 at 2:34 AM
Sorry - one other comment.

Some Web sites (Flickr for example) allow you to add a widget to your site that will pull your images in, if you host them with their service.

If you don't mind using a third-party (some people don't because of the reliance factor) that's also an option. That may give you slightly tighter integration as well ...
Jul 5, 2007 at 12:33 PM
This is something that I have been working on and am planning on expanding in the near future
Jul 5, 2007 at 9:36 PM
Thanks David, I look forward to seeing that come together. Thanks also James, that'll get me going in the meantime. The same blog post that brought BlogEngine to my attention also had a link to the PhotoHandler album (http://www.codeplex.com/PhotoHandler) which looks pretty cool and easy - shame it doesn't have comments though.