Lychee for Photo Management


#1

Just saw via Brian Bennett on twitter an open source photo management tool that looks compelling; it’s been a year since I looked but I was not thrilled with most of the gallery/manager tools we have inside cpanel.

Suggesting a look at Lychee- looks like regular LAMP stuff


#2

Will definitely take a look, new to me as well. Have you ever looked at http://koken.me/? That one is available through Installatron and seems to be the nicest of the current lot but I haven’t played with it.


#3

A very brief play and I recall it was the most tolerable of the batch. Maybe I should beef up WP-Lens


#4

This is a pretty nice solution to easy, nice-looking photo management. Have played with it a little; tagging mechanism isn’t the best, but otherwise it seems to do the job pretty well.

This is VERY easy to install on your own: I just made a “lycheetest” folder in public_html, downloaded the lychee distribution into it, and created a new MySQL database to point it to. So regardless of whether it gets added to cpanel, no problem using it.


#5

I played with it a bit on the BC OpenEdTech Coop Sandstorm server. It takes a wee bit of getting used to, the way it manages albums and sharing.

What I liked was most the metadata I added to images when editing in Aperture were picked up and used (well not IPTC Copyright, I insert a CC license there)

An educator named Brian Bennett is contributing some new features


#6

Yeah, I’m actually on the LycheeOrg team helping to manage new updates, etc. It runs on a LAMP stack, like Alan and Jev said, so it’s easy to spin up.

There’s a major update coming in the near future that uses a new PHP framework called Laravel that makes it essentially database agnostic, so it’ll be much more flexible. Most of the work I’ve done has been to improve licensing at the global, album, and individual photo level. We’re really responsive on the GitHub isses page, so if you want to see something added (or if something isn’t working) add a request there.