After a failed uninstall-new-install on the server last week, I decided
to change from zp to koken (which in itself was difficult to get
installed through the host). Now don’t get me wrong, Zen photo had many
nice features – some that I would like to see in other galley programs –
but it was purely a moment of frustation that made me decide to click on
koken rather than zp again.
Pros of Zp:
- End user search function. Koken does not have this feature. It’s a very
important feature for my use, I have considered reinstalling zp soley
because of this.
- View properties of multiple photos at once to make editing quicker and
- Lots of control and customization options, many of which I hadn’t even
- Tree strucure that was familiar to me
Pros of Koken
- Off the bat: a cleaner, sleeker looking end result page. While I’m sure
zp could have been modified to look just as clean, koken is off the
shelf ready for a professional look and feel.
- Makes adding photos and albums a breeze – though I have not reached my
php size limit. I’ll let you know what happens after I hit 256.
- Creative commons options built right in.
- Have a photo on multiple albums without re upload.
To try to find some sort of cohesion, I utilized the css from koken into
my main site. At the end of the day, I want three things:
- Easy to manipulate pages
- Search feature
- Ability to add ads – which I guess can be lumped in with the first list