Photoprism – open-source Google Photos Alternative

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  • immich

    Self-hosted photo and video backup solution directly from your mobile phone.

    I will add immich which has been getting good development lately.

  • PiGallery 2

    A fast directory-first photo gallery website, with rich UI, optimized for running on low resource servers (especially on raspberry pi)

    I’m a big fan of PiGallery2 myself. Very simple and fast, meant for running on a Raspberry Pi (hence the name).

    I remember photoprism having some subscription requirement for certain features.

    Other notable alternatives:

    - PiWiGo [2]

    - Photoview [3]

    - Zenphoto [4]


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  • syncthing-android

    Wrapper of syncthing for Android.

  • nc-photos

    I recently found nc-photos [1] which also aims to reproduce the Google Photos UX. It does its own indexing so it is a bit faster than the Nextcloud Photo Gallery but probably way slower than Photoprism. The main advantage of nc-photos is that no software installation on your server is required. It just works as a mobile app.


  • Filestash

    🦄 A modern web client for SFTP, S3, FTP, WebDAV, Git, Minio, LDAP, CalDAV, CardDAV, Mysql, Backblaze, ...

    > lately upgraded their gallery, but it is still slow. It generates thumbnails on-the-fly

    I've spent a lot more time than I would dare to admit on that exact topic while working on my OSS project ( and you really can generate thumbnail on the fly real fast but that's just not gonna happen if you want to use a high level language or use a tool like image magick.

    To give you an idea, Filestash has that part built in C that's calling low level lib like libjpeg for jpeg thumbnail generation and use trick like DCT scaling to get the thumbnailing done below 15ms on a typical picture from my camera and the kind of speed you can get doesn't make a rasperry pi break a sweat

  • Zenphoto

    The Zenphoto open-source gallery and CMS project

  • Piwigo

    Manage your photos with Piwigo, a full featured open source photo gallery application for the web. Star us on Github! More than 200 plugins and themes available. Join us and contribute!

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • photoview

    Photo gallery for self-hosted personal servers (by photoview)

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