With a recent request for an easier way to find images it made more sense to build a photo album database where everyone can add photos into they’re own libraries than building something using WordPress. The first issue is WordPress isn’t very good at handling photos and it would involve indexing it properly manually, second issue is that if I am going to spend time doing that ideally it would be better with something that can display them properly as well as catalogue them into the right categories,sub-sections and dates. Looking around I came across Coppermine which isn’t the prettiest of tools but it does do the job I would like it to do and also allows multiple users who can also have they’re own photo libraries.
There is a catch though if you want an account to upload your photos you have to email me at email@example.com and I will set you a personal account up for your photos. Beyond that feel free to comment, add photos and hopefully we can build up some interesting photos from around the Philippines in different era’s as well so we can see things as they were and are as its handy for people who are abroad who may not have been home for a longtime. I will be adding a link for access to the site but currently I am doing a few other bits and pieces as well as loading in my own photos as well so if you do want to pop over its at http://www.tropicalpenpals.com/photoalbum .