Got a back log of photos going back a few decades - best way to show

I have been scanning old images of my work from the early eighties on wards .
I would like to keep them on a page gallery , really for old time sake , and it gives a visual story of the work I’ve done. There will be several 100 images .
Any ideas on the best way to display - or is it a silly idea - and will take too much time to view. Could be thumb nails pictures not full size.

Solely from the point of view of a website visitor, showing off this many photos is pointless. Nobody will go through all your photos. Even a couple dozens is too many. I would suggest that you select only those photos that are most essential and representative of your development as a photographer and trim the quantity as much as you can. Have mercy for your viewers…

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“Solely from the point of view of a website visitor, showing off this many photos is pointless.Even a couple dozens is too many.”
It would be a strange world if there were only two dozen porn pictures on the internet! I am fully dressed in all my images .
So depends on the context surely?
Archives are not that unusual.

“I would suggest that you select only those photos that are most essential and representative of your development as a photographer and trim the quantity as much as you can.”
I disagree entirely - I built a 70’s mod reunion site with several 100 pictures and that was hugely popular. I never said I was a photographer .

“Have mercy for your viewers…”
Perhaps they are looking for the pictures I’m putting online! Therefore I may be depriving them by not putting them up. It’s all about perspective isn’t it? :wink:

I apologise , I dont think my question was clear enough
This is about creating an archive of work photos, the people who find it, will be looking for it. Those that aren’t, won’t. :slight_smile: But whether or not they look , it’s about how to handle a large volume of images. I’m sure someone will have had this experience I could tap into.
Cheers

OK, I just gave you my opinion, from the point of view of an average viewer. I thought you were talking about some kind of a gallery showcasing your progress as an artist (photography is a form of art). If this is intended as an archive, though, I agree that it should be planned differently than a gallery.

Personally, I don’t have any opinion as far as how an archive works or should work. I can just suggest that you look into a possibility of combining the Poster stack (as an interface to your archive) with multiple instances of a gallery stack (for example, the Gallery stack from the same maker as Poster).

I’m sure there’s more approaches than one and other forum users can give you better and more detailed advice.

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Ok, Poster, interesting , I hadn’t looked at that as an interface to the gallery.
Standard galleries , I have a few , are great , but it’s the volume and download size im concerned about.
I can use a batch folder method on the server in Nick Cates Photo , as this warehouses the images and pulls them down . Unfortunately they do so by sequential numbers so I lose the benefits of the seo value in the image names and I can’t remember off hand, if they offer alt tags. Again a SEO loss.
Thank you

You could always add sequence numbers to the beginning of the file names. That would sequence them in the order you want and still allow for decent SEO.

I don’t know if Photo allows you to upload smaller thumbnails or if it can add alt text or captions based on IPTC fields embedded in the photos, but Gallery mentioned above can do both using it’s batch method (pointing to a folder on the server). It’s likely Photo can as well.

I’m assuming you are breaking up the 100s of images into sub-galleries (or different pages). Two additional products to consider are Gallery 3 (@instacks ) and Repository: by the same developer that makes Poster. Depending on your needs Repository could be an easier way to upload files into different folders and to even display them. Gallery 3 can read images already on the web (or “warehoused”) and works nicely with Repository.

These are guesses on my part as I don’t know exactly you want to do. (I got the big picture, but not the more detailed one of how you would specifically organize things.)

In the end Gallery 3 and Repository may not help you but both are first class. It also may be worth looking at Paperless for downloading some things: I don’t think it will help you, but I could be wrong. It’s made by Stacks4Stacks and is also a great product.

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No, I meant Poster as an interface to your archive (not your gallery). For a simple gallery, you do not need Poster or any other kind of external interface.

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yea archive - not gallery , although same thing different name at this point in time. It’s alot of work but should be worth it. There’s a big interest at the moment in traditional crafts and in old sign writing in general. Be nice to have it on show somewhere rather than old pics rotting in a bag at work.

yes it will get broken down into sections,

“These are guesses on my part as I don’t know exactly you want to do. (I got the big picture, but not the more detailed one of how you would specifically organize things.)”

Not sure myself yet! but the suggestions are all helpful. Especially helpful stacks that will lend themselves to this project.

Ill go through the stacks this weekend
Cheers all

I use juicebox pro to display images, although not several hundred at a time as I carve them out into specific locations/events.

As an example look at https://www.mrp.net/photos/travel/south_georgia/