If ever you wanted to start a photo gallery in your wordpress bog (or may be just a gallery) that can be hassle but only if you are unfamiliar with plugins. There are some of simple solutions for picture gallery. I am using for one of my blog.
NextGEN gallery is the best wordpress plugin for picture gallery. I tried and tested many (available) of plugins for picture gallery but NextGEN is the best and simple solution. It has very smart navigation and very easy customization options.
It is free so you do not have to pay for it.
People mostly use NextGEN for output look but I saw it is also a best solution for picture management in admin panel.
I wanted to write about this plugin from long time but I thought to test it well before composing a single word about it.
It will show you all the server settings of your web host. In overview section you will see how many pictures you have uploaded and how many galleries you have created and the number of albums.
It is very easy to create a picture gallery or adding an image, in gallery section second menu is for this. Just create a gallery and start uploading pictures, it supports Flash you can upload pictures in bulk.
You also can upload a zip file or import a folder from web.
You can delete a gallery easily, you can rename pictures, add watermarks, add tags and description.
You can resize images and create thumbnails so you have many useful and handy options as well SEO purpose.
You can create albums in seconds. NextGEN has a smart management of tags, tags are very important for on site and off site SEO. So you can easily rename, edit or delete a tag.
You also can enable slide show without reloading page.
You also can edit CSS style of gallery look and feel.
You can define roles for other users or non admins.
In options section there are many settings that you can set to fit your needs.
There are many plugin related to NextGEN plugin as Public upload plugin, NextGEN resize, NetGEN flow, NextGEN list, NextGEN view and many other plugins.
If you were planning to start a picture gallery but could not find a simple solution and started saying never, I will say; never say never.
Go to download this plugin: NextGEN Gallery.