“Vista Photo Gallery is the first software that creates AJAX-powered online image galleries without the need for server-side setup. It means you just upload files generated by the software to your server and it will run immediately, even if it’s a free webhost without a php, asp, mysql support.”
The words “the first” and “AJAX-powered” attracted me and I want to downloaded for a try. Download the Free Trial version Here. The installation is very easy. What need to do is just run the vistaphotogallery-setup.exe then follow the prompt. More detail use method please refer to the article “Adding a powerful AJAX photo gallery to your site for dabblers. (based on my experience)” in this article last “Related Resource”. Here I will not repeat them again. Following I want to write more about my own feeling about the Vista Web Photo Gallery:
1) By using of local desktop create the album directly and don’t need the server-side installation
Compared with other like products, it is more human in user experience and more convenient. Following is the main interface for the Vista Web Photo Gallery desktop.
2) Internal FTP, don’t need other FTP client
It not only avoid the trouble of install other FTP Client software but also very convenient in creating own album operation actually like the “One-Click”.
3) Not only view by catalog but also could by data and tag
Viewing by document and data is the basic function, but if you are good at making tags, you must like its tag feature.
4) The style is very Picasa
Picasa is one of Google products I like because for its convenient operation. When I experienced the Vista Web Photo Gallery desktop and publiced interface, I felt it like the Picasa and so simple.
IE, FireFox, Chrome… The competition on the browser market has been keen. But the Web developers will be more headche, since one product need to match different browser’s standard if else it will make your interface neither ifsh nor fowl. But the Vista Web Photo Gallery will not meet this problem. It is fully compatible with all modern Windows and MAC browsers.
Moreover, Vista Web Photo Gallery also support photo edit and EXIF. But I didn’s use these function usually then can’t do the comment. If you are interested in it please visit the Vista Web Photo Gallery official introduction or experience it directly.