What is Piwigo?

Piwigo is an open-source web application that allows users to manage collections of photos and other forms of media.

Founded in 2002, it is an online image library solution and also a complete Digital Asset Manager (DAM).

Piwigo can be used for anything from medium-sized galleries to huge image banks and can make your life easier by saving you time and effort with its wide set of powerful features. 

Among those features are:

  • Uploading photos
  • Batch manager for photos
  • Organize and share photos
  • Geolocation for photos on an interactive map
  • Full-screen slideshow
  • User management
  • Custom configuration settings to make Piwigo fit your own needs

Piwigo also has a variety of themes and plugins that can all be installed with just a few clicks. There are currently 350 extensions available and the software is constantly working to add more. 

Piwigo Plans

There are both free and paid versions of the sfotware. You can choose to host it yourself for free, for example with a host like InMotion Hosting, or you can choose to host it directly with Piwigo, which has associated costs after a free 30-day trial. 

With the self-hosted option, you run the software on your own web hosting, providing PHP and a MySQL database. There is no cost for the software itself, but downloads do not include hosting or related services. You will also need to update Piwigo manually when new releases are available to keep it fast and secure. 

With the cloud-hosted option, you have the advantage of installation, updates, and backups all being fully managed on a dedicated infrastructure that was tailor-made for Piwigo. Additionally, this option also includes dedicated support and removes all ads from the application. 

The cloud-hosted option offers plans for both individuals and enterprises. 

Individual plans are reserved for private users, associations with a single employee, and one-person companies. Enterprise plans have no limits on the number of files or users

The individual plans range from 1-3 years, while the enterprise plans are billed based on storage with options available from 50-1000 GB and all billed annually. 

If you go with the cloud-hosted option, you can choose which plan you want once your free trial period has ended. 

No matter which option you choose, it’s completely free to try out Piwigo so you can either download it or do a trial run of the paid version to see if it’s right for you. 

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