Zenphoto 1.2.2

  • Utilities: (a new type of 'plugin' for the back-end)
    • backup/restore--backup & restore your zenphoto database [sbillard]
    • Schedule content--control when objects are published [sbillard]
  • Plugins:
    • Admin toolbox--provides the ability to add user defined links [sbillard]
    • class-textobject--"Plugin" custom image handler (example). Extend the kinds of data formats zenphoto can process [sbillard]
    • register_user--allow site visitors to apply for a user ID [sbillard]
    • viewer_sized_images--allow site visitors to select the size image to view [sbillard]
  • Enhancements:
    • Search for EXIF field items [sbillard]
    • Select which EXIF fields are shown [sbillard]
    • 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' are now useable in searches (in addition to &, |, and !) [sbillard]
    • arbitrary cropping and crop user interface [sbillard, acrylian]
    • Select fields to search at time of search [sbillard]
    • EXIF data now shown with the image on the admin/edit page [sbillard] (...)

Zenpage - a CMS plugin for Zenphoto: Out now!

One day after the release of Zenphoto 1.2.1 our team member acrylain finally can announce the initial release of Zenpage. Releasing at the same time was prevented by different time zones yesterday.

Here is the official release post: Download and more information also on the Zenpage project site:

Happy testing and hopefully an unsuccessful bug hunt!

Zenphoto 1.2.1

  • Numerous encoding fixes [krainbolt, sbillard]
  • Numerous translation (gettext strings) optimizations [sbillard, acrylian]
  • New plugins:
    • static_html_cache [acrylian, sbillard, trisweb]
    • contact_form [acrylian, sbillard]
    • paged thumbs navigation [acrylian, sbillard]
  • Separate theme translation capability [acrylian, sbillard]
  • The return of "partial match search of tags" [sbillard]
  • Memory limit fix [sbillard]
  • Setup improvements [sbillard]
  • Password authorization fixes [sbillard]
  • Transient images [sbillard]
  • Translations:
    • Spanish [mikeque, ballenato, carlosvarela]
    • Traditional Chinese [fatman]
    • Simplified Chinese [fatman]
    • French [fetard]
    • Italian [Iacopo Benesperi, Andrea Garelli]
    • Dutch [Vincent]
    • Serbian [JovanT]
    • Polish [mironb]
    • Japanese [momo-i]
    • German (polite "Sie" version) [acrylian]
  • Integrated support for the (...)

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Updated for Zenphoto 1.4.7 and it will be included in the next Zenphoto release as well.

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Pre-announcement: Zenpage - a CMS plugin for Zenphoto

Some may heard of this side project our team member acrylian was working on for some time and a few of you even may already wait for it.

You can now watch a small fun pre-announcement teaser movie on Google video: or directly on

Sadly Google made the video a little too blurry but hopefully you get an idea of the coming real thing.

That will probably be within the next few days after some final testing, some doc writing and of course the setup of a project site under the above adress. Although Zenphoto contains some offical support for this plugin, it will not be included in the offical Zenphoto package and kept (...)

How to use the Dynamic Albums feature

Dynamic album basics

Albums in Zenphoto are physical and based on a folder on the file system. Dynamic albums are albums created dynamically based on a search, so technically a saved search. Therefore they update themselves if the search returns new results.

Dynamic albums are on the file system represented as a text file <albumname>.alb. The suffix is shown in the url if there is a physical album of the same name, otherwise the suffix is omitted (1.4.3).


Note that usage of dynamic albums requires Cookies to be enabled in the visitor's browser to stay in search context. 

Note: Dynamic albums cannot have subalbums unless these are part of the search results.

Important note on image file names: With Zenphoto 1.4.6 the url scheme of images within an dynamic album changed. Formerly they had the name of their real album in the image page url. Now they have the name of the dynamic album. The (...)