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For those of you who would like e-mail notification of new Zenphoto releases, we've set up a mailing list on Google Groups that you can join.It is announce-only and will only be used for release or other important zenphoto announcements, and nothing else.

We hope it's useful for you. Enjoy!

Photogabble updates zenphoto to wordpress plugin

Photogabble has just released version 1.8 of his Zenphoto to Wordpress Plugin which now works with Zenphoto 1.1.5 and Wordpress 2.3. Read more in Photogabble's post or visit the plugin page directly .
The link has been added to the Wordpress Plugin section of our extensions page, too.

Dreamhost offers zenphoto as 1 click install!

We just learned that Dreamhost, one of the biggest hosts in the US, now offers zenphoto as a 1 click install option in favor of Gallery 2.
"And I guess that also explains why Gallery, the photo management software we offer as a one-click install is SO crazy confusing, slow, and horrible! I've looked at its source code, and the one thing I could not describe it as is short.

Which is why for our new EASY one-clicks, I've decided NOT to port Gallery over. Not even a little. INSTEAD, we're giving "zenphoto" (notice the stylishly understated all-lowercase-ness) a try. It doesn't allow you to do all the fancy-shmancy things Gallery does like sell your pictures or order prints, but it is super-simple to use to upload, organize, and view photos!"

We are a little proud of this, since Gallery is a well-tried program, too. And that "missing" feature we probably will get included, too. (...)

ZenPhoto 1.1.5 visualized

If you ever wanted to know what goes on under the surface of your ZenPhoto gallery, take a look at this new and official Zenphoto diagram.

Zenphoto 1.1.5 Announcement

We are pleased to announce the second Zenphoto release of this month, version 1.1.5. This version brings a few major improvements and new features, as well as significantly improving the efficiency of Zenphoto. New features include Boolean expressions in searches, which allow you to do such things as "dogs | cats" and combine results for both, Dynamic Albums, which are a way to create an album out of a search phrase (or boolean combination of search terms), a long-requested feature for Multiple administrators with different rights or abilities.

With this release we've also achieved major performance improvements across the board (nearly 4x faster page load times for large albums, benchmark results coming soon), and improvements to the efficiency of the EXIF library and caching, resulting in snappier gallery browsing and an even faster Zenphoto than before.

Thanks to all who helped with (...)

Zenphoto 1.1.5

  • Performance improvements [trisweb]
  • Security improvements [sbillard]
  • Boolean expressions for searches [sbillard]
  • Dynamic Albums [sbillard]
  • Multiple Admins with varying rights [sbillard]
  • various bugfixes
  • Full list of resolved issues on Trac

Zenphoto 1.1.4

  • Improves system configuration checks in setup.php [sbillard]
  • Zenphoto function guide [sbillard, acrylian]
  • Password protection improvements [sbillard, acrylian]
  • Comments on albums [sbillard]
  • Admin pages enhancements [sbillard, aitf311, acrylian]
  • Mod_rewrite rules for TAGS, Search Fields [sbillard, acrylian]
  • Simple Captcha for comment form validation [gregb34, sbillard]
  • Site defined custom data fields for images and albums [sbillard]
  • Fixes for HTML, XSS, and SQL injection vulnerabilities [trisweb, acrylian, sbillard]
  • Boolean logic on tokens for searches [sbillard]
  • Option for full image quality [sbillard]
  • Album rating [acrylian]
  • Full list of resolved issues on Trac

Functions guide finally available

Nearly in time for the New Year we finally managed to get up a proper functions guide that now replaces the old improvised version on the Trac. It's generated using PhpDoc. Currently it includes all template functions you can use for theming.You can reach it directly via or via our user guide page.

Vote for your favorite feature!

Since zenphoto relies heavily on its community, we have added a poll on our news section for you to vote what new features you would like to see in future versions of zenPhoto.

We only list feature requests that have tickets posted on the Trac. So if you want to add a feature request, that's the place to say so. The features getting the most votes will be set on our priority list.

May the best feature win...:-)

Update: Sorry, the poll function is broken currently. We try to fix it soon.

Update #2: The poll is now fixed and working.

Zenphoto 1.1.3

  • Integrated setup and upgrade, makes both easier [sbillard]
  • Setup now performs a system setup, corrects many issues on its own, otherwise lets you know what to fix [sbillard]
  • Password protection for gallery/albums [sbillard]
  • Significantly improved administration tools [sbillard]
  • Removed admin pass from zp-config and encrypted it in the DB table [sbillard]
  • Pre-caching of images [sbillard]
  • Additional IPTC fields [sbillard]
  • Global album sort including ascending/descending. Album inheritance of these settings [sbillard]
  • Full list of resolved issues on Trac