Let's discover what Piwigo users have to say! On this page you can read genuine testimonials from real life experiences with Piwigo.

Piwigo is an amazing help. All the heavy lifting of transferring your photography to an online gallery is easily managed, along with so many advanced features: smart albums, tagging, searches, plug-ins, themes, resizing, downloads, watermarks, users, stats... go get it.

Robert Miller

Canada, 2017-12-13

I discovered Piwigo 3 years ago and, since the beginning, it was a pleasant surprise. I am using it for my private photos database on a Synology NAS, around 340 GB and 70.000 pics.

Piwigo it works like a charm and it is very customizable. Due to NAS hardware limitations, I prefer to generate the thumbnails outside of Piwigo.

Piwigo doesn't have a rival! Thank you, Piwigo Team!

Ştefan-Liviu Ene

Romania, 2017-12-06

I was having increasing problems with Gallery3 because the support and development was effectively discontinued. I was able to move my then 15,000 photos in dozens of albums and sub-albums to Piwigo with a relatively small amount of effort and I am so pleased I did. In particular, I was able to move all the captions which did not want to retype!

Piwigo works well on a variety of web browsers, mobiles and tablets. I have since added several thousand more photos and another dozen albums. It is a wonderful product and solution.

David Kerr

Australia, 2017-12-06

I have been using Piwigo since 2013. Before I had a website based on Adobe-Flash and I wanted something new and more organised. As open-source platform (and free of charge) Piwigo had all the good cards. The options that really convinced me were: easy to use, quickly upload your new photos, create password protected private albums, the search options, display the photos metadata, give your own personal touch to your site etc.

At first I ran my website on my own server and tried to customise my site to my liking with the help of the numerous tools and plug-ins. But due my lack of knowledge in the PHP-language I move over to the Piwigo.com server. For me this suited a lot better, no maintenance for myself, just uploading my pictures, so I can spend more time with taking photos.

Over the years I had some contact with the real programmers to help me out if I made a mess again. In the time my website was on my own server I used a lot of the support tools provided by Piwigo: the documentation, the forum and even direct e-mail contact. All very helpful.

In other words a great and alive initiative.

Jan Eijdenberg

The Netherlands, 2017-12-06

I am writing to compliment you on your photograph organization software. I am a pathologist, and I use this to organize photomicrographs for teaching and distribution to colleagues. It is easy to use, easy to understand, requires minimal maintenance, and my colleague have no trouble getting what they need. I appreciate having access to such a great product.

William R Oliver, MD

USA, 2017-12-11

I've used Piwigo for my personal website on a Raspberry Pi for years. It is wonderful open source software. It allows family and friends to view our pictures and saves shipping them around by email.

Keep up the good work team!

John Anderson

Canada, 2017-12-11

I discovered Piwigo after my parents died and left tens of thousands of slides and negatives that tracked the lives of their ten children from birth. The setup and organization has been simple and intuitive so many local and extended family members have found connections here. Say it: Amazing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Allen Simpson

USA, 2017-12-06

I have been using Piwigo since April 2013 for a family photo album.

It is so powerful, uses a tagging system to share photos across albums and is so easy to use.

I love Piwigo.

Peter Preneas

Australia, 2017-12-06

I'm using Piwigo now for 2 years now to host my private collection of about 9000 photos. For me its the perfect way to show my pictures since its 1) easy to use 2) comes with a number of plugins, themes, ... to adapt to my needs 3) gives me the chance to tweak things on a low level if I feel like it 4) has an active community with great support in case of questions.

And of course its FREE to use!

Thomas Feuster

Germany, 2017-12-05

I'd recommend this tool for those who want to create organisations' galleries or for individual purposes.

I found Piwigo simple and useful. I've been using it for few years now. THe Piwigo Community is growing and it sounds very positively as well. Add-ons for more demanded users are in place. The platform is being developed and updated on regular basis. I've already made few galleries with Piwigo.

Bogusław Swierczek

Poland, 2017-12-05

I have been using piwigo for 1 year. The feature in piwigo took my attention is I could create categories and let specific users access to them with a password so easily. So I could offer privacy to my clients with the ease of browsing that piwigo offers.

I have over 5000 images in my piwigo system. One of the best thing is after you upload original files resizing to different sizes are done only once. Once file is resized it is cached and ready to be served from the disk.

The mobile site is fantastic. I could show a gallery to anyone without teaching the interface. Mobile apps makes upload very easy.

Sami Onur Zaim

Turkey, 2017-12-05

Just wanted to thank the development team behind the ever growing Piwigo community. Piwigo is easy to install, easy to learn and use, and most importantly gives a good user experience to visitors of your gallery site. Plus many well designed "plugins" to customize to a galleries need.

Nigel Aves

USA, 2017-12-05

A longtime search for a suitable photo gallery brought me to Piwigo. This is the only gallery that gives a collector incredible help with the possibility of integrating an easy to use SEARCH engine into the collection of photo's.


Belgium, 2017-12-05

We use Piwigo as a media sharing platform for the family, and it's a great alternative to messing with Facebook or Instagram. It's far more flexible, private, and - the not to be taken lightly - you have control and ownership of your stuff! Installation is easy, and the documentation is solid for most aspects, including plugins.

I can't say enough about the platform and the work of the Piwigo team. Their support of the open source community and, indirectly maybe, my own little community here is greatly appreciated!


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I have been using Piwigo for about 3 years now after the demise of the Gallery3 manager. Piwigo is much more straightforward to use than Gallery and I would recommend anyone to give it a try!

Bill Peters

Austria, 2017-12-05

Just want to add my "props" to the folks at Piwigo for the great product they have put out for their clients. I create a Piwigo photo album for each of the websites I create and walk each client through the "how to's" of Piwigo, which is very user friendly. I have tried other photo albums in the past and have always come back to Piwigo not just because it's free, but because it is honestly... the best!

Bill Gowacki

USA, 2017-12-05

I first used other open source galleries or main streams photos applications such as Picasa. I'm based in France and mainly use Piwigo to store and maintain my photo collection for friends and family usage and sharing. My library now hosts 40,000+ photos, all organized in a date based organization (2017, 2016, 2015, ...) with sub-albums for each year event.

I moved to Piwigo in 2009 on my self hosted hardware, without interruption since first installation.

Piwigo is a great tool with a maximum of personalization features, from which the capacity to use (or create) plugins which can without any limit extend the tool capabilities. The community around piwigo.org never let you out of support or hints, which is greatly appreciated ! Many thanks for authors and contributors !


France, 2017-12-01

I've tried other platforms before and found myself limited by either being restricted to a single brand of computer/tablet/phone equipment, or by not being able to define myself the access rules.

Then I found Piwigo. It is accessible on all platforms, so when I upload new pictures, I can tell my mom to have a look and although she is 94, she can use her tablet to immediately look at the new pictures. Family, colleagues and other people have separate groups so I can share what I want with who I want. And there is no need for them to belong to any social media.

I like the calendar view, and yes I have images dating back to the year 1720, in order to sort out scans with genealogy data. With Piwigo I am in control, while other platforms were trying to control me.

I like to be in control, that's why I like Piwigo.

Christian Lempereur

Belgium, 2017-12-04

I looked extensively at alternatives, tried multiple and been longtime user of zenfolio - so coming at this deliberately. Your product is great mix of simplicity and functionality. Security configuration options in particular are appreciated.

I’ve been able to publish a 4000+ image family photo album using your product, LightRoom 4 and the Piwigo Export Plug-in by AlloyPhoto. The combination of these three tools allows me to leverage keywords and smart folders to populate and maintain the photo site with ease. The capabilities around security, variety of themes and plugins have been particularly appreciated.

Thank you for making this great product available.

Jonathan Bartleson

USA, 2013-01-05

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