I'm planning a web-based searchable photo database. Any suggestions for what software to use? I've seen stockbox. I want an opensource community content management system, with the potential to add customised functions and fields to the database.

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    Seems less of a photo question and more of a software question.
    – rfusca
    Dec 5 '10 at 0:27
  • It may be something other photographers have done even if it's not strictly related to the act of taking photos. Even you don't get an answer here, you could try posting to doctype.com which is an affiliated site for web design questions!
    – Matt Grum
    Dec 5 '10 at 1:05
  • Can you be more specific about your needs? Would Gallery work for what you want to do?
    – mattdm
    Dec 21 '11 at 4:11
  • I consider it to be on topic, at least to the extent of gathering answers of where to start looking. Dec 10 '16 at 23:14
  • Would be on topic at softwarerecs.stackexchange.com if you described more explicitly your needs. Feb 23 '18 at 7:53

I would recommend building it using WordPress using some of the custom photo gallery templates which are available.Lot of sites allow one click installs for word press and then you can easily load a custom plugin on to it.Here are some plugins to consider :


Another alternative is using Drupal but I wouldnt recommend it unless you have some prior programming experience.