I’ve been researching open source image/video hosting software because I sure as hell don’t want to use Google Photos. I’m leaning toward PhotoPrism, but I thought I’d get your opinions first.

@libre_warrior
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Ill be trying out Nextclouds photo hosting.

@oh_jeez_rick
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As someone else already mentioned, it depends a whole lot about what you want to with it.

  • If you want a cloud, go for a selfhosted nextcloud.
  • if you want a backup solution, go for something like syncthing and use simple gallery, etc.
  • if you solely want to look at them in a browser go for photoprism
  • etc.
@seahorse
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The main thing I want to do is free up space on my phone by having the pictures/videos backed up to a server, but also be viewable at any time.

retiolus
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Use Nextcloud then, with autoupload enabled on your phone. You can view them online

Lionel C-R
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This, with a good backup plan, looks like the sensible way to go based on what you want to do. I see people mentioning piwigo, that is a great choice if you want some advance photo hosting features, have multiple users, manage permissions (or not), but the content is not stored in a way that makes it easy to retrieve.

With nextcloud (and the autoupload on your phone), all your photos are accessible from any browser and you can still easily share content with generated links with preconfigured expiration, … Sure nextcloud does a lot more and may be a bit overkill for what you need but it should be easy to get running and the other features could be put to use without any doubt.

The other simple solution would be a simple photo gallery, with a sftp client on your phone, I used minigal nano in the past but it seems to be unmaintained. I’m sure you could find an alternative. From a quick search lychee and librephotos seem like a couple of good examples and photoprism which has been mentioned here.

@oh_jeez_rick
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If you only want a backup, go for syncthing. You must have a lot of images if you can’t store them all on a phone. Videos can be a problem though.

Best option I can think of is to save your videos in a different folder than the images and use syncthing. But set the settings such that if you delete it on your phone, it won’t be deleted on your server. Then selfhost jellyfin and you’ll have your own “netflix” with your own videos!

Thank you for this idea! I’ll implement that myself!

Dessalines
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I’ve had luck with photoprism, but its still a resource hog.

@Dalde
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https://piwigo.org/ is another good option.

@AgreeableLandscape
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Depending on what you need it for, why not go old school? Apache or Nginx server configured to host a simple file directory. Simply SFTP the images into the right folder and you’re done. Direct link the images to wherever you need, and anyone can just navigate the folder to find your work.

@Victim_0
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GadgeteerZA
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Host my own instance of Piwigo for Flickr type alternative. But for pure social sharing you can go PixelFed instance.

aport
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Sometimes I throw images here, but not super reliable if you want to use them on stable projects.

goopics.net/

@testingthis
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For quick shares: https://catbox.moe

LibrePhotos is the best G Photos alternative I’ve found

rclip is a nice CLI-based AI image search

Joe Bidet
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How about PIxelFed?

@drone621
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I found pixelfed really hard to install. Maybe I was just doing something wrong, and I was admittedly not using docker, but I had to deviate from the instructions at least once, and I never got federation with mastodon full working. It was also very bloated. My server is a fairly weak vps, but it bumped my resource usage (disk and processor) up by like 40%. I eventually settled on Piwigo, which I like a lot.

justpost to facebook or twitter lol

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