Programming language: JavaScript
License: GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
Tags: Photo and Video Galleries    
Latest version: v0.4.0

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MinigalNano is a very simple image gallery. It adheres to the KISS principle and is very easy to install. MinigalNano does not have a web admin interface: You just upload your images in the photo folder on your server (using FTP, SFTP...). It only requires php and GD (no database, no special libraries like PEAR or ImageMagick).

MinigalNano uses a javascript Lightbox (Use left/right arrows for navigation), but it degrades gracefully if javascript is disabled.

MinigalNano is based on Thomas Rybak's version which seems to have been abandonned in 2010. It adds new themes and icons, use more modern html/css, updates JS libs, and wants to be more community pull-friendly for the future.


  • Very simple media gallery
  • Support for PNG, GIF, JPEG image formats
  • Support for OGV ad WEBM video
  • Javascript lightbox, degrades gracefull if JavaScript is disabled


  • Requires php and php5-gd
  • Place all the files in a directory on your server.
  • Customize options in config.php
  • Upload your photos to the photos/ subdirectory.

Adding your photos

  • Simply add your photos to the photos directory via FTP or SFTP.
  • You can create as many subdirectories as you want.

Adding a comment to a gallery

  • Simple create comment.html in the gallery's folder.

Adding a comment to an image

  • Create an html file. Filename must be the image filename plus .html. (eg. myimage.jpg โ†’ myimage.jpg.html)
  • The html file can contain:
    • comment
    • title::comment

Using a custom image for folders

  • Create folder.jpg inside a folder: This image will be used as default image for folder.


You do not have to care about thumbnails: They are automatically created in the thumbs directory. If some thumbnails are wrong, you can purge this directory: Thumbnails will be automatically re-created.


MinigalNano is licensed under the GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE v3 (https://gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt).

Icons used are from the Nitrux project and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the MinigalNano README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.