Over on my other website (LensPlay.com) I've been developing a small database driven gallery application. It's not intended to be a place for people to put lots of their images and it's not even intended to be a place for me to put lots of my images. There are already enough of those sites to fill all the demand!
What it is is a small gallery where guests can place three of their images, the only requirement being that they also include a 50-100 word description of the image. It could be a short not on what the image means, why it was taken, what was in the photographer's mind or other comments (but not just which camera and lens was used). Each image will have a link to the poster's website (if they have one).
So I guess it's more like a small art gallery than a scrapbook of images, at least that's the intent. Right now there are only two contributors and one of them is me...
For the technically inclined, I wrote it in PHP using a MySQL database. It will accept files up to 1MB is size, but they will be downsized to a maximum dimension of 500 pixels. I've taken care to try to make the downsizing algorithm as good as possible so that there is no loss of image quality or sharpness.
I'm inviting people to take a look and consider posting 3 images.
The URL is:
The site navigation and method of submitting images should be self explanatory. It it's not, I'd like to know!
I'd appreciate feedback and that can be posted in the forum here at: http://www.bobatkins.com/forums/index.php?forum=3&topic=159&page=0