foss_photo_libraries

πŸ“Έ Free and OpenSource Photo Libraries

There are many great free and open-source alternatives to paid photo libraries. This project aims to track and compare the feature set between the many different options with a focus on β€˜Gratis’ (free as in free beer) open source photo libraries. β€˜Libre’ (free as in free speech) projects are also welcome, but will likely need to be submitted via a pull request since the time in testing each different project is significant.

⚠️ Disclaimer: This repository displays both objective and subjective measures of feature quality. The owner of this repository reserves the right to make changes to any pull request.

βš–οΈ Comparison

βœ… = Feature exists in at least a limited fashion
🚧 = Feature may exist but may not be practical or officially released
❌ = Feature does not yet exist
#️⃣ = Subjective measure of feature quality (on scale of 0-10)
Tip: Hover over emoji for additional information (πŸ”— link to related issue, πŸ”‘ demo credentials, etc)
Feature Chevereto Damselfly HomeGallery Immich Librephotos Lychee Nextcloud Photos Nextcloud Memories Photonix Photofield PiGallery2 Photoprism Photoview Piwigo Snapcrescent
Logo Chevreto  Logo Dameslfly  Logo HomeGallery  Logo Immich Logo Librephotos Logo Lychee Logo NextcloudPhotos Logo Memories Logo Photonix Logo Photofield Logo PiGallery2 Logo Photoprism Logo Photoview Logo Piwigo Logo Snapcrescent Logo
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Demo βœ…5️⃣ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…4️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…9️⃣
Freeness βœ…5️⃣ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ 🚧7️⃣ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ βœ…πŸ”Ÿ
Automatic Mobile Upload ❌ ❌ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ ❌ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣
Web App βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣
Android App ❌ ❌ ❌ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ βœ…3️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…4️⃣ ❌ ❌ 🚧4️⃣ 🚧3️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣
iOS App ❌ ❌ ❌ βœ…8️⃣ 🚧3️⃣ ❌ 🚧3️⃣ 🚧3️⃣ βœ…4️⃣ ❌ ❌ 🚧4️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌
Desktop App ❌ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ ❌ ❌ ❌ 🚧2️⃣ 🚧2️⃣ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌
LivePhotos ❌ ❌ ❌ βœ…9️⃣ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…οΈ3️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ ❌ ❌ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ ❌ ❌
Videos ❌ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…4️⃣ βœ…7️⃣
Geolocation/Map ❌ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌
Discovery βœ…2️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ ❌ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ ❌ βœ…1️⃣ ❌
Existing Folders ❌ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…4️⃣ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ ❌ βœ…4️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌
Albums βœ…8️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…4️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…5️⃣
Slideshow ❌ βœ…4️⃣ ❌ βœ…5️⃣ ❌ βœ…4️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ ❌ βœ…5️⃣ ❌
Timeline βœ…3️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…3️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ ❌ βœ…4️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…3️⃣ βœ…5️⃣
Sharing βœ…7️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…5️⃣
Search βœ…5️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…4️⃣ βœ…4️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌
Duplicate Handling βœ…5️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…7️⃣
User Defined Tags ❌ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…5️⃣ βœ…οΈ3️⃣ βœ…οΈ6️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ ❌ βœ…5️⃣ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ ❌
Docker Installation βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…8️⃣
Object/Face Recognition ❌ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ ❌ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…5️⃣ ❌
Basic Editing ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌
EXIF Data βœ…3️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…οΈ3️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…7️⃣
Multiple User Support βœ…8️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ βœ…6️⃣ βœ…8️⃣ βœ…5️⃣
Authentication Providers βœ…5️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…7️⃣ ❌ ❌ βœ…9️⃣ βœ…9️⃣ ❌ ❌ ❌ 🚧 ❌ βœ…5️⃣ ❌

Note: This list is by no means comprehensive and is provided on a best efforts basis. No guarantees are made to it’s accuracy or completeness. If you see an error or inaccuracy, please report it and contribute a fix if you can!

For links to other photo library projects, see:

An HTML version of this comparison table is here: https://meichthys.github.io/foss_photo_libraries/

🀝 Contributing

Please contribute additions and corrections! When contributing, please add links to the source of the information. (i.e. link to an issue that indicates that a feature does not exist) Tip: Using a Markdown Editor helps with formatting.

πŸ†˜ Support

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