Version : 13.7.0
Votes: 433

Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers. Extensions make Piwigo easily customizable. Icing on the cake, Piwigo is free and opensource.

  Space Required : 41.55 MB

  Release Date : 11-05-2023

  Get Support : Visit Support Site

  Reviews : 24


Upload your photos

You can add photos with the web form, any FTP client or a desktop application like digiKam, Shotwell, Lightroom or mobile applications.

Batch Manager

Filter photos from your collection, make a selection and apply actions in batch: change the author, add some tags, associate to a new album, set geolocation...

Organize with Albums

Distribute your photos among your own albums. The album tree has unlimited depth. Each photo can belong to several albums.

Browse by Dates

Digital cameras store the date in the photo and Piwigo uses this date to display your photo collection in a calendar and let you browse from day to day.

Privacy on your Photos

Make your photos private and decide who can see each of them. You can set permissions on albums and photos, for groups or individual users.

Geolocate your photos on a map

Piwigo can read GPS latitude and longitude from embedded metadata. Then, with plugin for Google Maps or OpenStreetMap, Piwigo can display your photos on an interactive map.

Themes and Plugins

Change appearance with themes. Add features with plugins. Extensions require just a few clicks to get installed. 350 extensions available, and growing!

Full screen slideshow

With the Fotorama plugin, or specific themes such as Bootstrap Darkroom, you can experience the full screen slideshow.

A Great Place For Your Visitors

Your visitors can post comments, give ratings, mark photos as favorite, perform searches and get notified of news by email.

Import automatic your metadata

For example an IPTC description can be imported into photo properties, displayed next to the photo... and searchable!

Users management

Administrators can create users, groups, manage permissions and send notifications. Several administrators can work at the same time in Piwigo. Perfect for your team!


Piwigo web API makes it easy for developers to perform actions from other applications: display thumbnails in a WordPress blog post, publish photo from Lightroom, synchronize a local folder with a Perl script... As simple as HTTP requests and JSON responses.

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Average Ratings 4.55 nan 4.55

great gallery
by a Guest - floffy s - August 23, 2009, 6:19 pm
The customization are enormous with spectacular changes (lots of plug ins, styles ... ) Fast and stable !
The best
by a Guest - Gotcha - October 16, 2010, 7:15 pm
For me and much of others, this script is very powerful and very extensible. Personalize it according to your wish and to add additional functionalities graces to many the plugins. If you seek a simple gallery, effective, beautiful and rich person of functionalities, Piwigo is the software that you need!
by a Guest - glasgow - May 22, 2011, 8:30 pm
Installed easily, pics uploaded without hassle, organised well and added captions easily. All done in one evening. Altogether to be recommended.
by a Guest - Edwin - July 18, 2012, 6:36 am
It's really a great script. Very active with updates and support. I've been playing around with many other scripts, but this is the ONE for me
by a Guest - Jawidh - June 26, 2012, 5:49 am
Really Superb! Simply adding images and nice to have these kind of stuff. Thank you guys for your hard works on this.
by a Guest - demobye - January 9, 2013, 10:07 pm
by a Guest - Winroc - January 3, 2013, 8:51 pm
Tout simplement parfait. Simple, intuitif. L'essayer c'est l'adopter!
by a Guest - subusl - October 1, 2012, 3:43 am
Piwigo has far and away the simplest end-user and admin functionality I have seen in an image gallery. Very nice!
by a Guest - Dahlsvarehus - October 31, 2012, 12:55 pm
Spend 2 days with phpAlbum made alle work then i wanted to add contact form to menu and had to create new page for it, that was impossible, so phpAlbum had to go. and lucky for that , else i maybe newer had found this fa bolus professional good looking user friendley advanced system :)
by a Guest - Ederic - November 29, 2012, 11:03 pm
I'ts got pretty much everything I was looking for, thanks to the big list of plugins available. I particularly like the Google+ style layount of pictures and the piclens/cooliris diaporama that I recently discovered. Superbe work, highly recommended!
by a Guest - qold - April 19, 2013, 11:39 am
by a Guest - Palmer - May 7, 2013, 10:51 am
This is top of the line in terms of free/open source image hosts. It has great features, it's simple yet aesthetically pleasing, customizable... I've tried other ones but this seems to be the best so far.
by a Guest - poddl264 - March 4, 2014, 2:54 pm
Minutes to install using Softaculous provide here by Host Papa!.... Took about a couple of hours browsing through and setting up... lots of great Templates and Plugins... Specially Capcha Types which install in seconds through Piwigo... Love it.. many thanks for your hard work in the making of it.... Lyn Poddley....
by a Guest - d27joan - May 28, 2014, 11:27 am
I've tried others but this is the gallery script for me! Installs in seconds and takes only a few minutes to set up; nicely customisable and not too complicated.
by a Guest - Jose - February 3, 2015, 10:54 pm
It's pretty cool...has also some third party themes that are current, mobile, HTML5, etc. I wanted a front-end way to upload pics for like friends to do it without going to back-end but didn't find it. It's pretty easy to use, easy to understand, allows FTP upload, does what I need right now, and hasn't bugged up.
by a Guest - needlegn - April 11, 2015, 6:03 pm
Really a great gallery app! Easy to install and intuitive to use by a non-techie like me. Highly recommended.
by a Guest - tuforyou - April 7, 2015, 5:24 am
(sorry for my little English) Simple and Nice. I rated this applications with 5 stars. Will be great if in this apps will be added additional effects, transitions and different view mode.
by a Guest - ttdtqzzo - May 17, 2015, 12:58 pm
Simply does what it says on the can. Simply install, setup and maintenance.
by a Guest - fman - October 5, 2016, 11:05 am
I didn't expect this program to be this great, to be honest. It does everything I need and more. Organizing my photos has never been better. The ease of use and plethora of options makes this an indispensable addition to my software library! Many thanks and hats off to the developers!
by a Guest - drjoralhealth - August 8, 2017, 3:47 pm
its an easy to use software indeed
by a Guest - flipzoj23 - June 24, 2017, 8:09 am
What a great program is this anyway and then especially the many subcategory there is very easy to work with. And all this for free. Thank you
by a Guest - Mike - April 16, 2018, 4:29 pm
It does everything I need. Early days but it's amazing how even the themes and plugins are auto installing and auto configuring. The best thing is, if you outgrow your own hosting and need stable cloud based hosting, their prices seem really reasonable.
by a Guest - spisp - November 27, 2017, 7:56 am
Simply working! Nice interface. Stable. Ease of handling. You can rely on it!
by a Guest - myapi149 - March 6, 2021, 1:25 pm
simple, fast, quick, useful, efficient..great!