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  1. File system sync (scan), no import!

    Perhaps I'm just old-fashioned, but I love the simplicity of the file system as storage backend for my pictures.
    I store them on a NAS and I run Picasa and Photoshop.
    I'd like openphoto to act as a frontend and my existing set of folders and pictures. It can automatically scan the file system and create thumbnails and keep in sync with FS changes.
    I do not like the idea of having to import (and duplicate!) my pictures.
    Thanks

    362 votes
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    • 313 votes
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      • Google Drive Support

        For those already using other Google services, support for Google Drive in openphoto would be a plus. It's just another cloud storage option.

        282 votes
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        • Login Authentication Via Google+, Twitter, etc.

          I'm unable to find this in the documentation so I am suggesting additional login choices (google+, twitter, linkedin, yahoo, etc.) for visitors.

          279 votes
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          • Wordpress-Like 3-Second Installation on shared hosting

            All the installation instructions for openphoto i've seen so far heavily depended on unix / Command-Line savvy users.
            Lets assume 1.) you are not one of those and 2.) you have a shared hosting account, where you would like to setup openphoto.

            A simple package containing a php-based installer which you could upload to your ftp space and install es simple as open yourdomain.com/openphoto/install.php would be perfect.

            Simply as wordpress does it with the 1-2-3 installer.

            247 votes
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            • Pair Local Filesystem With Amazon S3

              Another option for File System is to sync local filesystem with Amazon S3 for self hosted installs.

              Currently the only options are:
              Amazon S3
              Amazon S3 + Dropbox
              Local filesystem
              Local filesystem + Dropbox

              187 votes
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              • Shotwell plugin to export directly to Openphoto

                Shotwell allow pluginf for export photos and albums to Google Photo, Flickr, Facebook. Plugin to export directly to Openphoto it's really necessary for a good and easy experiencie.

                181 votes
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                • Lightroom Plugin to export photos to OpenPhoto

                  Similar to the request to export from iPhoto and Aperture, it would be great if I could export from Adobe Lightroom.

                  180 votes
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                  • Comment Notification

                    Send an email notification to photo owner when someone leaves a comment.

                    172 votes
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                    • Upload video

                      Add video support to the application; via desktop or mobile.

                      165 votes
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                      • 137 votes
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                        • 125 votes
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                          • Aperture plugin to export photos directly to OpenPhoto

                            As the title suggests, an Aperture plugin to export photos to OpenPhoto.

                            108 votes
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                            • Synchronisation with Google Picasa or Picasaweb

                              To allow migration from Google's service.

                              103 votes
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                              • Raw photo support, conversion to jpeg with EXIF data

                                Raw photos (CR2, NEF) should be supported for viewing the images, and for converting to jpeg while using the raw photo as the source.

                                The jpeg should contain all EXIF data found in the photo.

                                This might be best implemented using a plugin architecture to cut down on driver/binary dependencies for those who don't require it.

                                96 votes
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                                • guest pass

                                  Guest passes like flickr. I know signing up isn't very hard, but it's still a heck of a lot easier to just click a single link.

                                  93 votes
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                                  • number of views

                                    Display the number of views on a picture

                                    73 votes
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                                    • Ubuntu repository and package

                                      HI,
                                      I am really excited about your software for Ubuntu.

                                      However, your installation scripts look daunting to use! The standard Ubuntu repositories seem much easier to use. It would be nice if openphoto was available and updated in the Ubuntu repositories, and you told us about this on your website.

                                      Thank-you.

                                      67 votes
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                                        planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add "Ubuntu One" compatibility

                                        "Ubuntu One" is similar to Dropbox for sharing files. You get 5 GB for free but you can buy more.
                                        Being able to store my photos on the Ubuntu cloud would be a plus.

                                        63 votes
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                                        • fullscreen mode

                                          Ability to go to fullscreen mode when viewing so that
                                          - one photo fills entire screen and
                                          - click to right or left side of the photo goes to previous or next photo.(Also keyboard shortcuts: left,right, esc).
                                          - Cursor is hidden if the mouse is not moved.
                                          - Slideshow feature so that no user input is required to change between photos
                                          - Background can be chosen but should be either dark grey, black or white.

                                          This way you can actually see the photos very well, which is the most important feature of the photo gallery.

                                          61 votes
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