10 Cool WordPress Photo Galleries Plugins For Photographers

April 22nd, 2010

If you decided to create a photoblog on the basis of WordPress platform there will be nothing difficult for you to reach your goal. Nowadays WordPress provides photographers with a number of specially developed photo gallery plugins which help you create and manage your photo albums at ease. All of them possess specific features and may be used to enable specific options so you are free to choose your own solution which will fit you best. Today we have prepared you a compilation of 10 coolest WordPress photo gallery plugins to choose from.

1. Fotobook


If you are a Facebook member or even have multiple accounts on this famous social networking website this plugin will come in handy for sure. It provides you with an easy way of importing the photo albums from your Facebook account and using them within your WordPress website. It is distinguished by a number of advanced features which imply sidebar widgets, the ability to insert photos into posts, Ajax album management panel and much more.

2. Yet Another Photoblog


With this WordPress plugin you will be able to turn your WordPress website into fully functional photoblog with minimum time and effort. The plugin allows you to upload your images easily using all necessary post features and also generate the thumbnails of multiple sizes whenever you need. YAPB plugin will help you to create your ow WordPress-based photoblog system with simple clicks in no time using all available extensions without limits.

3. Flickr RSS


If you are a photographer and already have a Flickr account where you display your best artworks creating a WordPress photoblog will be as easy as ABC with the help of Flickr RSS WordPress plugin. It can be easily installed and configured through an options panel, supports multiple photostreams and image cache located on the server.

4. Flash Photo Gallery


Flash Photo Gallery plugin allows you to create an interactive photo gallery within your WordPress website. With this plugin you will be able to establish and manage multiple dynamic galleries, customize them by different options as well as use WordPress integrated media uploader to add photos to any post or page.

5. Picasna


Picasna plugin provides you with a convenient and easy way of showcasing your photos within your WordPress website in the most stylish and effective manner. It allows you creating a fullscreen gallery which can be managed by Picasa 3 - one of the best photo editing tools. And you don’t have to possess any extra skills!

6. NextGEN Gallery


This is a full integrated gallery plugin for WordPress which supports Flash slideshow option. Moreover the plugin allows you choosing a template for your every gallery, create albums and image sets, add a watermark to your photos in a dynamic way and much more.

7. WP-Cycle


WP-Cycle plugin makes it easy to upload photos from your computer each of which will be given a separate URL in the slideshow. This is the most unique WordPress photo gallery plugins as it looks like a Flash one but is not - it uses jQuery technology for creating slideshows. Even if you are not an experienced webmaster you won’t find it difficult to use this plugin working with built-in media uplodaer.

8. PhotoSmash Galleries


With the help of PhotoSmash Galleries plugin you ill be able to create your own photo galleries within your WordPress blog or pages with simple clicks allowing every viewer of your website to upload photos to your galleries as well. The plugin is distinguished by a lot of advanced features such as media RSS, PicLens support, thumbnails, Ajax photo uploads and much more.

9. Misiek Photo Album


Misiek Photo Album plugin provides you with tools for creating photo albums with the help of WordPress media library. You are also allowed to add multiple albums within your WordPress website page or post.

10. Lightbox Gallery


This wonderful plugin allows you changing the view of your photo galleries to the lightbox. Apart from advanced facilities of displaying images it allows displays photos metadata, divides your galleries into pages, allows to use the extended options and additional settings.

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