Digital cameras make it easy to take not just dozens, but hundreds of photos at an event like a graduation, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, reunion, or convention, at, unlike “analog” photography, no “cost per click” for film or developing. Wrangling these batches of photos — culling duds, naming the keepers and batch-naming a collection, turning into a postable set — takes time. I’ve been exploring and experimenting with some of the free/cheap tools.
Here’s one such batch (hence, including it in my TryingTechnology blog), from the 2014 Readercon (“conference on imaginative literature,” July 10-13, 2014 in Burlington, Mass., per my event report in SFRevu.com.
This one uses NextGEN Gallery’s free plugin for WordPress, rather than the free Gallery feature built into WordPress. I’m still exploring some of the settings — for example, why am I not seeing the photo captions, mmm?
NextGEN Gallery’s non-free versions offer more viewing and commerce features, and there are also a bunch of interesting-looking third-party add-ons to NextGEN Gallery I plan to look explore.