Workaround to prevent accidentally deleted image descriptions in 1.2.7!

It just has been discovered that under certain circumstances all of your image descriptions could be cleared if you refresh the meta data. This could happen if you have Exif/IPTC data in the image but not a description. The same applies to the title.

We therefore strongly advise anyone to backup the database before any update to 1.2.7 and before any meta data refresh. You could of course also try the nightly build where this issue has been fixed.

Since we are a small team we have only one developement stream that is under continous developement so that we can't provide a bugfix release inbetween. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.


Enable this filter to scan images (or xmp sidecar files) for metadata.

Relevant metadata found will be incorporated into the image (or album object)
See Adobe XMP Specification for xmp metadata description. This plugin attempts to map the xmp metadata to Zenphoto or IPTC fields.

If a sidecar file exists, it will take precedence (the image file will not be examined.) The sidecar file should reside in the same folder, have the same prefix name as the image (album), and the suffix .xmp. Thus, the sidecar for image.jpg would be named image.xmp.

NOTE: dynamic albums have an .alb suffix. Append .xmp to that name so that the dynamic album sidecar (...)


Use to overlay thumbnail images with icons depending on the state of the image.

Thumbnails may be flagged with the following icons:

  • : New—images whose date (or mtime) are within the selected "range" of the current day.
  • : Protected—images which are in a password protected album or because a parent album is password protected.
  • : Un-published—images that are marked as not visible.
  • : Geotagged—images which have latitude/longitude information in their metadata.

The icon with which the thumbnail is flagged is selectable by option. The above standard icons are (...)


PHP Class to handle TrackBacks (send/ping, receive, retreive, detect, seed, etc...). Provides trackback functionality to comments. Tracksbacks are available for images and albums as well as for Zenpage news articles and pages.  Trackback pings currently only available for news articles and pages.

Known bug: Currently does not work with sites in subdomains!


Mailing using Sourceforge PHPMailer classes

Configure the plugin options as necessary for your e-mail server.


PHP sendmail mailing handler.

Zenphoto 1.2.7 Changelog

  • Admin_general_data filters [sbillard]
  • Strong Password enforcement option [sbillard]
  • Admin multifile upload improvements [sbillard]
  • Optionally exclude script pages from the gallery password protection [sbillard]
  • Move/Copy/Rename improvements [sbillard]
  • Admin backend layout improvements [acrylian, sbillard]
  • Setup improvements [sbillard]
  • Database quick reference PDF included [acrylian]
  • RSS improvements, static feed caching and https server protocol option [acrylian]
  • Removes deprecated functions to a new plugin [sbillard]
  • Theme-customizable password form [sbillard]
  • Allow font selection for the captcha characters [sbillard]
  • Gallery description added as standard to all included themes [acrylian]
  • Individual default thumbs for multimedia (...)

Imagick testers needed!

Our user kagutsuchi has taken over the task to add support for the graphics libary ImageMagick using the Imagick PHP extension that has been long open. We really do appreaciate the help as the ticket for that has been open for a long time

However, there are still  some problems as it does not run everywhere as expected. If you want to help testing please visit the forum thread for more info and also post feedback and comments there.

General contributor guidelines

Helping on the forum

You are more than welcome to help on the forum by answering questions of users. Please remember that English is the forum language so most people have a chance to understand.

If we see you helping a lot you may even be provided with moderator status and so to speak be part of the "support team".

Reporting bugs

Zenphoto is constantly developed and sometimes new bugs sneak in without being noticed while fixing other things. By testing the development version from GitHub you help finding these.

Some guidelines to help us to help you in reporting bugs:

  1. Disable all third party plugins and theme and try to reproduce the issue with an official theme. Our ability to diagnose problems is much aided if we can reproduce them ourselves.
  2. Always use the latest Zenphoto release. We can provide only minimal support for versions that are (...)

lighttpd rules

Rewrite rules for the lighttpd servers.