Originally Posted by R_Fredrick_Smith
The Fluid Galleries are a bit pricey in my view, even at buy one, get one free. I often use SimpleViewer
for sites I create. Its free and is a very powerful and flexible flash based gallery system. There are free automation tools available in PHP (same scripting language as used by Fluid Galleries) that can automate the admin part of the equation. But I find it just as easy to use something like BreezeBrowser to automate the creation of a Gallery integrated with Simpleviewer.
If I were a designer or knew something about flash, I might do that too. But I'm a dumbass so I have to buy a product that someone else can install on my server and all I have to do is upload the pictures.
Yes, this software may be a bit pricey for some people - but apparently a $100 payment to be a lifetime member of this board is a bit pricey. I look around and see lots of people who enjoy a freebie and I see a lot who didn't mind the small investment. Isn't it great to have options???
For those guys (like myself) who actually make a living as a Photographer, this is a nice gallery if you can afford it. If you can't afford it and you have the skills to build your own - by all means....do it.
By the way....the 2 for 1 special brings your cost down to $214.99 if you go in half with someone else. A couple hundred dollars for a beautiful flash based website to showcase your Photography is not a bad investment any way you look at it